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Name: James Newton Howard  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 9th June 1951
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Howard as Jamie Noble

Jamie Howard, also known by his stage name James Gibson, is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearance with World Championship Wrestling as Jamie San and Jamie Knoble, and with World Wrestling Entertainment's SmackDown! brand as Jamie Noble.


Howard started wrestling in 1994 after being trained by Dean Malenko, briefly working for the Jacksonville, Florida, based Renegade Championship Wrestling. His first national exposure was in World Championship Wrestling. He was called Jamie San and was part of Leia Meow's Jung Dragons with Jimmy Yang and Kaz Hayashi. They feuded with "3 Count", Shane Helms, Shannon Moore and Evan Karagias. He eventually unmasked and became Jamie Knoble to form a tag team with Karagias called "Knoble & Karagias".

He joined World Wrestling Entertainment as a heel under the name Jamie Noble, and was later joined by Nidia in a trailer park trash gimmick. He won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship and feuded with Tajiri and then babyface, Billy Kidman. Noble and Nidia both turned face by befriending Torrie Wilson and Billy Gunn. Later Noble turned heel again by secretly turning on Nidia when she was blinded by then heel, Tajiri and she finally left him after she was "blinded" by Tajiri's mist and Noble did things he thought she couldn't see and lied to her about them.

He was released on September 15, 2004 when his steroid usage came to light following a staph infection.

After his no-compete clause expired, Howard began wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring Of Honor, as James Gibson.

On June 28, 2005, it was confirmed that Howard would be returning to World Wrestling Entertainment after a one year absence, after fulfilling his independent circuit commitments. Before returning to the WWE, Howard became the ROH Heavyweight Champion when he wrestled as James Gibson in an elimination four-way match against CM Punk (Champion), Samoa Joe, and "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels on August 12, 2005. He would lose the title to Bryan Danielson on September 17, 2005.


  • Height: 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
  • Weight: 170 lb (77 kg)
  • Birthday: December 23, 1976
  • Hometown: Hanover, West Virginia
  • Trained by: Bill Weaver
  • Professional debut: 1995
  • Stage names: Jamie San, Jamie Knoble, James Gibson
  • Previous managers: Leia Meow, Nidia

Finishing and signature moves

  • Paydirt (Guillotine choke)
  • Trailer Hitch (Modified reverse figure four leglock)
  • Tiger Bomb

Championships and accomplishments


  • 1-time CCW Cruiserweight Champion

Heartland Wrestling Association

  • 1-time HWA Cruiserweight Champion

Independent Professional Wrestling (Florida)

  • 1-time IPW Light Heavyweight Champion

Ring Of Honor

  • 1-time ROH Heavyweight Champion


  • 1-time WPW Television Champion

World Wrestling Entertainment

  • 1-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion

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