INTERVIEW: Honky Tonk Man tells WWE stories and ‘dirty secrets’ at Scranton Comedy Club on Jan. 18
A week before WWE Live returns to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, a WWE pro wrestler from the past who is still hailed as the “greatest intercontinental champion of all time” will bring a different kind of show to the Scranton Comedy Club at the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
The Honky Tonk Man, known for his outspoken personality as much as his talent in the ring, is on tour with his one-man show of stories and strong opinions, so NEPA Scene chatted with 64-year-old Roy Wayne Farris before his local appearance about how he transitioned from a wrestler into a live storyteller, the “dirty secrets” of the WWE that he plans to reveal, using social media to keep in touch with fans, what he thinks of the current World Wrestling Entertainment programming, how things are today in wrestling versus the old days, his memories of the former CYC in Scranton, his relationship with Hulk Hogan, what to expect from the “no holds barred” Q&A on Thursday, and who he would give his Shake, Rattle and Roll finishing move to today.
Stream or download the full phone interview below:
Scranton Comedy Club (820 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit) owner Kevin Lepka and local comedian Erich Drexler will open the show.
Tickets, which are $15 for general admission or $25 for VIP stage side seats (limited quantity) in advance, are on sale now via Eventbrite or call 570-357-2693 for reservations. Tickets will be $20 at the door.
Read more about in the Honky Tonk Man and his show in the following press release:
He is bold, outspoken, and controversial. He has been called the “greatest intercontinental champion of all time.” He is the legendary Honky Tonk Man. Currently on the independent circuit, he previously worked for World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment, where he most recently appeared in 2013.
With his long, chop sideburns and his black, slicked back hair, Roy Wayne Farris is one of the most recognizable and popular WWE Legends ever. He has sold out arenas all over the world, facing off against the biggest and baddest stars in wrestling history, including Hulk Hogan, Jake Roberts, Ricky Steamboat, Dusty Rhodes, Randy Savage, the Ultimate Warrior, the Legion of Doom, George Steele, and Bruno Sammartino.
HTM is world-famous for his WWE career, where he held the Intercontinental Championship for a record 64 weeks, a record that still stands to this day. During his most recent stint with the WWE between 2008 and 2010, HTM inducted Koko B. Ware into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame and feuded with then WWE Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella. He returned to “WWE Monday Night Raw” in 2013 and hit Heath Slater with his famous guitar. His outspoken demeanor and bold opinions have made him one of the most controversial and captivating names in professional wrestling.
The Honky Tonk Man is now hosting the “Shake, Rattle and Roll One Man Stage Show.” This is a one-hour, complete, audience interactive event mixing comedy, stories from the road, and “shoot-style” opinions and observations on the world of professional wrestling.
This show is a must-see for all wrestling fans, but it is also highly entertaining for non-wrestling fans as well. Every show will conclude with a Q&A and meet and greet session, allowing fans to meet the one and only Honky Tonk Man.