#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Brian James – WWE Hall of Famer

Brian James Veteran of the Day

“Oh, you didn’t know?” Tonight, a Marine Corps Veteran is entering the WWE Hall of Fame. For those that follow wrestling, you know that this week is WrestleMania week – the promotion’s biggest week of the year – the Superbowl of wrestling.

Brian Girard James is a 2nd generation wrestler and the son of WWE Hall of Famer “Bullet Bob” Armstrong. Like his father, Brian is a Marine Corps Veteran who served from 1987 to 1993 and was a platoon sergeant during Operation Desert Storm.

After his service, James joined WWE as “The Roadie” to “Double J,” Jeff Jarrett. In a short period of time, he transformed in to the “Road Dogg” Jesse James, partnering with “Badass” Billy Gunn to form the New Age Outlaws. The new Age Outlaws were cornerstones of WWE’s Degeneration X stable and the WWE Attitude Era, as six-time WWE Tag Team Champions.

Brian’s total championships include:

  • All-Star Championship Wrestling
    • ACW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Dysfunction
  • Catch Wrestling Association
    • CWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Cannonball Grizzly
  • Coastal Carolina Wrestling Alliance/Carolina Wrestling Federation
    • CCWA/CWF World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Freedom Pro Wrestling
    • FPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Billy Gunn
  • Maryland Championship Wrestling
    • MCW Tag Team Championship(1 time) – with Kip James
  • Millennium Wrestling Federation
    • MWF Tag Team Championship(1 time) – with Beau Douglas
  • NWA Wrestle Birmingham
    • NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship(2 times) – with Ron Killings and Konnan
  • TWA Powerhouse
    • TWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Billy Gunn
  • United States Wrestling Association
    • USWA Heavyweight Championship(1 time)
    • USWA Television Championship(2 times)
    • USWA World Tag Team Championship(2 times) – with Tracy Smothers
  • World Wrestling All-Stars
    • WWA World Heavyweight Championship(1 time)
  • World Wrestling Federation/WWE
    • WWF Hardcore Championship (1 time)
    • WWF Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
    • WWF Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Billy Gunn
    • WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Billy Gunn

James is also our #BtBattle Veteran of the Week. Brian “Road Dogg” James, thank you for your service and congratulations on your WWE Hall of Fame induction! 

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to newmedia@va.gov with as much information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.


Tanner Iskra

Tanner Iskra joined the VA in 2018 and is the host of the VA’s podcast, “Borne the Battle.” He is a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran who served as an administrator, an intel analyst and as a combat videographer/photographer. During his military career he deployed to OIF III to spent time in many countries as part of the Black Sea Rotational Force. After leaving active duty, Tanner was a Senior Post Production Editor with NASCAR Productions. Tanner is a graduate of the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies and holds a Certificate in Military Motion Media from the Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University.


  1. Robert Bostic    

    Thanks for your service!

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