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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Former pro wrestler Johnny Valiant hit, killed by truck on McKnight Road". wpxi.com. Retrieved April 4, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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