Jeff Farmer (wrestler)

Jeffrey Farmer (born August 14, 1962)[1] is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) as The nWo Sting, an impostor version of the original Sting aligned to the New World Orderstable.

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Jeff Farmer
Birth name Jeffrey Farmer
Born (1962-08-14) August 14, 1962 (age 59)[1]
New York City, New York, United States[1]
Family Paul Farmer(brother)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Lightning[1]
The nWo Sting[1]
Jeff Barber[1]
NWO Sting[1]
Super J[1]
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Billed from Arlington, Virginia, United States
Trained by Steve Keirn[1]
Ole Anderson
Blackjack Mulligan[1]
Debut 1991[1]
Retired 2005

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Farmer started wrestling in 1991 as Lightning in the tag team of “Thunder and Lightning” in the IWF promotion in Florida.[1][2] In August 1993, the team toured All Japan Pro Wrestling, facing teams such as Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas, Jun Akiyama & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, and Mighty Inoue & Takao Omori. While in the promotion, they wrestled as “Lightning & Thunder”.[3]

In 1993, Thunder and Lightning were signed by World Championship Wrestling (WCW). They made their first appearance at a WCW Worldwide taping in Orlando, FL on July 10, 1993 (in an episode that would not air until November 13 of that year), defeating Billy Brooks and Rhett Blair. Their first actual television appearance came on August 29, 1993 on WCW’s The Main Event, where they upset Chris Benoit and Bobby Eaton. Thunder & Lightning’s next match saw their first defeat, as they fell to Yoshi Kwan (Chris Champion) and Bobby Eaton at a house show in Kennesaw, GA on September 28.[4]

Although WCW had cut back severely on house shows in Eric Bischoff‘s first year helming the company, they did continue to tour smaller locations to give new, younger wrestlers experience. Thunder & Lightning would wrestle on several of these events in the fall of 1993 and engaged in a house show program with Tex Slazinger and Shanghai Pierce. On the December 11th, 1993 edition of WCW Saturday Night the team called out WCW World Tag Team ChampionsThe Nasty Boys, as well as several other teams.[5]

Thunder and Lightning entered 1994 continuing to come out victorious on television against preliminary level competition, but suffered their first loss when they were defeated on February 20, 1994 by Pretty Wonderful on The Main Event. They made their first PPV appearance at SuperBrawl IV where they lost to Harlem Heat. Their losing streak on television continued into April as they suffered defeats to Bad Attitude (Steve Keirn & Bobby Eaton) and Pretty Wonderful. Thunder & Lightning’s final match however was a win; they teamed with Terry Taylor to defeat Tex Slazenger, Shanghai Pierce, and Dallas Page on WCW Pro on April 30, 1994. Farmer left WCW in the spring of 1994.[6]

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