Alabama Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
Brian Armstrong / Roaddogg Jessie James was born May 20, 1969.
Brian, under the ring name Brian Armstrong, made his professional wrestling debut on December 1, 1986, where he defeated Kevin Sullivan in a match for NWA Southeast Championship.
Following this, James put his wrestling career on hold in order to enlist in the United States Marine Corps in 1987 before wrestling another match in 1991.
After completing another tour of duty, Brian made his debut for Smoky Mountain Wrestling on November 20, 1992 under a mask as The Dark Secret.
He then worked for World Championship Wrestling under his Brian Armstrong ring name.
Brian is best known for his initial tenure with the World Wrestling Federation(WWF) as The Roadie from 1994 to 1995 and as "Roaddogg" Jesse James from 1996 to 2001. He is also known for his appearances with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as B.G. James from 2002 to 2009.
Brian has held numerous championships over the course of his three-decade career. In the WWF/E, he found his greatest success as a tag team wrestler and is a six time Tag Team Champion, having won the World Tag Team Championship (WWE) and the WWE Tag Team Championship with Billy Gunn as The New Age Outlaws (who became part of D-Generation X). Additionally, Brian found success in singles competition by becoming an Intercontinental Champion and a Hardcore Champion.
Following his departure from the WWF, Brian became the inaugural World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA) World Heavyweight Champion before once again finding success as a tag team wrestler in TNA, where he was a two time National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Tag Team Champion with Konnan and Ron Killings under the Freebirds Rule as the 3Live Kru. Brian also
twice competed for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on pay-per-view.
Brian has been given a very prominent position behind the scenes at WWE Smackdown Live. He now is the producer of the entire show and head of the creative team.
Brian and his family have performed all over the world and are considered wrestling royalty in the State of Alabama.