Today In Pro Wrestling History (Feb 12): The Mouth of the South Heads North

Today In Pro Wrestling History: On February 12th, 1985, Jimmy Hart made his WWF debut at a TV taping, managing both Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart.

The episode would air on February 23rd, 1985. After a legendary run as the top heel manager in Memphis, Hart would achieve mainstream success in New York, eventually going on to a Hall of Fame career with the World Wrestling Federation.

Today In Pro Wrestling History 12th February: The Mouth of the South Heads North

Today In Pro Wrestling History February 12
Jimmy Hart.

Hart would move on to WCW in the mid-90s with former in-ring rival and real-life friend Hulk Hogan, where he would assume a production role.

With his background in music, he contributed to many of the tracks that the company used during that era.

These stories may also interest you:

Can’t get enough pro wrestling history in your life? Sign up to unlock ten pro wrestling stories curated uniquely for YOU, plus subscriber-exclusive content. A special gift from us awaits after signing up!

Want More? Choose another story!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, X/Twitter, Instagram, Threads, YouTube, TikTok, and Flipboard!
Pro Wrestling Stories is committed to accurate, unbiased wrestling content rigorously fact-checked and verified by our team of researchers and editors. Any inaccuracies are quickly corrected, with updates timestamped in the article's byline header.
Got a correction, tip, or story idea for Pro Wrestling Stories? Contact us! Learn about our editorial standards here.

This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. This helps us provide free content for you to enjoy!

Be sure to follow Pro Wrestling Stories on Twitter @pws_official and Facebook @prowrestlingstories to keep up with the latest!