Johnny Valiant

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Johnny Valiant
Birth nameThomas Sullivan
Born(1946-11-25)November 25, 1946[1]
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania[1]
DiedApril 4, 2018(2018-04-04) (aged 71)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania[2]
Lives inQueens, New York[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Johnny Valiant[1]
Luscious Johnny V[1]
John L. Sullivan[1]
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Billed fromNew York, New York[1]
Trained byAl Costello[1]
Debut1967[1]

John L. Sullivan (born Thomas Sullivan;[1] November 25, 1946 – April 4, 2018) was an American professional wrestler and manager, better known by his ring name, Johnny Valiant.[3][4]

Valiant competed in the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), which became the World Wrestling Federation during his time with the promotion. He won the World Tag Team Championship two times.[5]

Valiant was struck by a pickup truck and killed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 4, 2018 at the age of 71.[2]

In wrestling[change | change source]

  • Wrestlers managed

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 "Johnny Valiant Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-05-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Former pro wrestler Johnny Valiant hit, killed by truck on McKnight Road". wpxi.com. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Brian Shields (2006). "Greg "the Hammer" Valentine". Main event – WWE in the raging 80s (4th ed.). Pocket Books. pp. 68–70. ISBN 978-1-4165-3257-6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Solomon, Brian (2006). "The Valiant Brothers". WWE Legends. Pocket Books. pp. 180–184. ISBN 0-7434-9033-9.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Greg Oliver and Steve Johnson (2005). "The Territorial Era (Mid-1960s to mid-1980s: The Valiant Brothers". The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag Teams. ECW Press. pp. 229–231. ISBN 978-1-55022-683-6.
  6. Wrestling Classics, Jan 1992 issue, p.17