[Greg Valentine Gallery]
||Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
||John Wisniski, Jr.
||September 10, 1951
||Married to Julie
|Height & Weight:
||6'0" - 243 lbs
The Original Sheik
||Tokyo Joe -masked- (L.A.)
Baby Face Nelson
Johnny Fargo (WWA)
Johnny Valentine Jr
Blue Knight (Survivor Series 93)
||Figure Four Leg Lock
||"Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
NWA United States Heavyweight title (3);
NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Ric Flair (2);
NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Baron von Raschke ();
NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Ray Stevens ();
Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles ();
Mid Atlantic Television title ();
NWA Canadian title ();
WWF Intercontinental title defeating Tito Santana (September 24, 1984);
WWF World Tag Team titles w/Brutus Beefcake defeating The U.S. Express ();
WCW United States Tag Team titles ();
AWF (American Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/Tommy Rich ();
IWCCW title ();
In The Beginning:
Greg Valentine is the son of the late, great, Johnny Valentine..
Getting into the Business:
Greg Valentine began his career wrestling as "Johnny Fargo" a memeber of the Fabulous Fargos family..
1972: Johnny Fargo & Don Fargo captured the NWF Tag Team titles together..
Greg was also sometimes announced as Johnny Valentine's younger brother (to de-emphasize the elder Valentine's age)..
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
1976: Greg Valentine arrived in the Mid-Atlantic area after his father had been severely injured in a plane crash..
1976: Valentine immediately won the Mid-Atlantic Television title and formed a tag team with Ric Flair..
1976: Greg Valentine & Ric Flair began a year-long feud against the Anderson Brothers, Ole & Gene Anderson..
1977: Greg Valentine & Ric Flair defeated Gene & Ole Anderson to capture the NWA World Tag Team titles..
1977: Greg Valentine had a brutal feud against Wahoo McDaniel over the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title..
~~~This feud included Greg Valentine wearing his infamous "I BROKE WAHOO'S LEG" t-shirt..
1977: Greg Valentine & Baron von Raschke captured the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles..
1979: Greg Valentine won the NWA Canadian title..
1980: Greg Valentine defeated Ric Flair for the NWA United States Heavyweight title..
World Wide Wrestling Federation:
Greg Valentine was a top contender to Bob Backlund's WWWF title..
Greg Valentine also feuded with Chief Jay Strongbow and broke his leg, just as he did to Wahoo McDaniel..
National Wrestling Alliance:
Greg Valentine later went back to the National Wrestling Alliance..
1979: Greg Valentine won the NWA Canadian Title, as the Mid-Atlantic promotion's roster also competed in Toronto..
1980: Greg Valentine won another World Tag Team title with Ray "The Crippler" Stevens..
1980: Greg Valentine turned against Ric Flair (who had become a fan-favorite) in a tag team match and broke his nose..
July 1980: Greg Valentine defeated Ric Flair for the NWA United States title but he lost it back to Flair in November..
1981: Greg Valentine formed a tag team with Roddy Piper, and continued his feud with Ric Flair..
Greg Valentine swapped the Television title with Sweet Ebony Diamond (Rocky Johnson)..
World Wide Wrestling Federation:
1981: Greg Valentine re-entered the WWWF and was managed by the Grand Wizard..
1981: Greg Valentine apparently won the WWWF title from Bob Backlund when the referee erroneously raised the Valentine's arm
~~~The WWWF title was announced as being held up (only in New York) until Backlund defeated Valentine in a rematch..
National Wrestling Alliance:
1982: Greg Valentine renewed his feud against Wahoo McDaniel, this time with the United States title at stake..
1983: Greg Valentine began feuding with Roddy Piper, and engaged in a series of dog collar matches on the Great American Bash tour!
1983: Roddy Piper took the US belt from Valentine, but Valentine soon regained it by destroying Piper's ear..
1983 - Starrcade: Roddy Piper beat Greg Valentine in a Dog Collar match but it was a non-title match..
1983: Greg Valentine actually became a fan-favorite when he was betrayed by Bob Orton Jr. and Dick Slater..
1984: Greg Valentine finally left the NWA and began his eight-year stint in the World Wrestling Federation..
World Wrestling Federation:
Greg Valentine returned to the WWF and was managed by Lou Albano..
September 24, 1984: Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana to win the WWF Intercontinental Title..
July 6, 1985: Tito Santana defeated Greg Valentine in a thrilling steel cage match to recapture the Intercontinental title..
Greg Valentine moved to Tag Team division, teaming with Brutus Beefcake as The Dream Team managed by Lucious Johnny V..
August 24, 1985: The Dream Team won the WWF Tag Team titles from The US Express (Mike Rotunda & Barry Windham)..
April 7, 1986 - Wrestlemania II: The Dream Team were defeated by the British Bulldogs for the Tag Team titles..
The Dream Team eventually broke up, and Brutus was replaced by Dino Bravo and the team was renamed The Dream Team II..
Greg Valentine later formed a tag team with Honky Tonk Man, known as Rhythem & Blues managed by Jimmy Hart..
World Championship Wrestling & The Indy Circuit:
Early 1990s: Greg Valentine wrestled in the WCW and won the United States Tag Team titles with Terry Taylor..
Greg Valentine toured the indy circut, managed by a character that went by "the King", a fake Elvis..
Survivor Series 1993: Greg Valentine appeared under a mask, as the Blue Knight on a team led by Shawn Michaels..
Late 1990s: Greg Valentine had a brief stint in WCW with loses to Randy Savage & The Giant and a win over Billy Kidman..
Greg Valentine was a minority owner of the XWF (Xtreme Wrestling Federation) along with Brian Knobbs and Jimmy Hart..
February 22, 2002 - XWF House Show: Greg "The Hammer" loses a bloody match to Terry Funk..
March 12, 2004--East Coast Pro Wrestling: Viscera defeated Greg Valentine by Disqualification..
March 13, 2004 - WWE: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during a ceremony in New York City!
March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX: Greg Valentine is honored with all the other Hall of Fame inductees during the Pay Per View..
August 27, 2004--EWF: The Tonga Kid defeated Greg Valentine..
October 23, 2004--Rice Pro Wrestling: Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine vs Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson ended in a DOUBLE CO..
January 29, 2005 - WrestleReunion: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine won a Battle Royal for the IWA Championship!
February 12, 2005--NEPW: Greg Valentine defeated Aaron Andrews..
February 18, 2005--American Pro Wrestling: Greg Valentine defeated Johnny Eagle..
February 19, 2005--Exodus Wrestling: Jay Eagle defeated Greg Valentine in a Strap match..
March 5, 2005: Jimmy Snuka defeated Greg Valentine in a cage match with Mick Foley as referee...
March 11, 2005--Exodus Wrestling Alliance: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine defeated Shane Austin..
March 12, 2005--Carolina Championship Wrestling: Greg Valentine defeated George South Jr...
July 26, 2005--Buckeye Pro Wrestling: Koko Ware defeated Greg "The Hammer" Valentine..
July 30, 2005--Retro Wrestling Alliance: Greg Valentine vs Larry Zbyszko ended in a draw
August 6, 2005--Hoosier Pro Wrestling: Greg Valentine defeated Scotty Lovins..
August 27, 2005--WrestleReunion: Tito Santana defeated Greg Valentine to win the IWA title...
September 10, 2005--Wrestle Reunion: Greg Valentine beat Tito Santana to win the IWA title when Jimmy Hart threw in Brass Knux..
October 3, 2005 - WWE Homecoming: Greg Valentine participated in a Legends Ceremony which included roughly 24 Legends..
October 8, 2005--Carolina Championship Wrestling: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine defeated Jay Eagle..
October 17, 2005 - HEAT: Rob Conway defeated Greg Valentine by DQ when Eugene interfered (Valentine turned on Eugene)..
November 11, 2005--Ted DiBiase's Power Wrestling Alliance: Tito Santana & Jim Duggan beat Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake..
November 19, 2005--CCW Tribute to Starrcade: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine defeated Jay Eagle in a Dog Collar Chain match..
December 3, 2005--Carolina Championship Wrestling: Greg Valentine defeated Doug Gilbert in Conway, South Carolina..
December 10, 2005--Queen City Clash: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine defeated The Barbarian in Charlotte, North Carolina ..
January 20, 2006--Patriotic Pro Wrestling: Operation Liberty (Patriots #1 & #2) beat Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine by DQ..
February 11, 2006--Southern Wrestling Alliance: Greg 'the Hammer' Valentine defeated Chase Stevens..
March 4, 2006--Southern Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated Greg Valentine to win SCW title..
March 5, 2006--World Wrestling Legends PPV: "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka defeated Greg "The Hammer" Valentine w/Jimmy Hart..
May 4, 2006--Carolina Classic Wrestling: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine defeated Rick Steiner to retain the CCW title.
May 5, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: The Patriot defeated Greg Valentine by DQ when Johnny Candido interfered..
May 6, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: The Patriot & Balls Mahoney defeated Greg Valentine & Johnny Candido..
May 13, 2006--FEW: Victor Creed & Bam Bam Mancuso defeated Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine by Disqualification..
May 26, 2006--Pro Wrestling Legends: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine defeated The Barbarian............
May 28, 2006--Empire Wrestling Federation: Greg Valentine & Black Metal beat T.J. Perkins & Syrus.......
June 10, 2006--Southern Championship Wrestling: Tito Santana beat Greg "The Hammer" Valentine...
September 16, 2006--Brew City Wrestling: Dysfunction defeated Greg "The Hammer" Valentine by DQ..
September 23, 2006--Powerhouse Wrestling: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine defeated Gino Martino in a Dog Collar Match
October 7, 2006--WCWA: Tito Santana w/Tammy Sytch vs Greg "The Hammer" Valentine ended in a Double Countout..
October 14, 2006--AWA Supreme: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine defeated "Sweet" William Valentine by Submission
January 27, 2007--Pro Wrestling Xtreme: Greg Valentine defeated Reck in St Thomas, Ontario ..
January 28, 2007--Pro Wrestling Xtreme: Greg Valentine defeated P.D. Skillz in Tillsonburg, Ontario...
February 9, 2007--Brew City Wrestling: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine vs Steve Corino ended in a No Contest..
~~~MAIN EVENT: Steve Corino & Greg "The Hammer" Valentine beat Dinty Moore & Mickie McCoy in a tag match..
February 11, 2007--Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling: Greg Valentine & Jason Bane defeated Tracy Smothers & J.T. Lightning.
February 17, 2007--Extreme Wrestling Federation: Osyris defeated Greg Valentine to retain the EWF Heavyweight title..
Greg teamed w/ Flair (NWA), Beefcake (WWF), Honky (WWF), Terry Taylor (WCW), Dick Slater (WCW), Tommy Rich (AWA)..