Published On: April 6th, 2019|510 words|1.8 min read|
“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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.