Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Jonathan Anthony Wisniski
Ring Names
  • Greg Valentine (March 5, 1971 - Present)
  • Johnny Fargo (January 7, 1971 - April 21, 1974)
  • Johnny Valentine Jr. (April 24, 1970 - January 3, 1972)
  • Baby Face Nelson (July 16, 1970 - January 5, 1971)
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight
  • 243 lbs (110 kg)
Born September 20, 1951 (age 69)
Birth Place Seattle, Washington
Billed From
  • Seattle, Washington
Nicknames The Hammer; Boxcar

Career History

Roles
  • Wrestler (April 24, 1970 - Present)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion INDYFebruary 17, 1993Present
Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWAJanuary 24, 1999October 24, 1999
Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCWJune 1, 1996February 17, 1998
Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWANovember 14, 1993May 5, 1995
Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCWFebruary 4, 1992October 19, 1992
Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEJanuary 24, 1984January 25, 1992
Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEMarch 2, 1981June 28, 1982
Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWAApril 24, 1970December 14, 1984
Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWSeptember 4, 1984September 20, 1984
Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWENovember 1, 1978February 1, 1979
Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWMay 30, 1975December 11, 1975
Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWAMay 15, 1971November 9, 1973
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
HeelNovember 14, 1993Present
FaceMarch 24, 1991November 13, 1993
HeelMay 15, 1971March 23, 1991
Images
May 1971
May 1971
Finishers
  • Figure Four lLeglock (May 15, 1971 - Present)
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Hammer Theme" - Single (January 24, 1984 - January 25, 1992)

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2004, Individual
Titles Won

World Wrestling Federation

  • 1 WWF Intercontinental Championship
  • 1 WWF Tag Team Championship (with Brutus Beefcake)

National Wrestling Alliance

  • 1 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling / World Championship Wrestling

  • 2 NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship - with Ric Flair
  • 2 NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Championship
  • 2 NWA Television Championship
  • 3 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship
  • 4 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (1 with Baron Von Raschke, 1 with Ray Stevens, 2 with Ric Flair)
  • 1 WCW United States Tag Team Championship - with Terry Taylor

American Wrestling Association

  • 1 AWA Midwest Tag Team Championship (with Jerry Miller)

Alabama Wrestling Federation

  • 1 AWF Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 AWF Tag Team Championship (with Brutus Beefcake)

American Wrestling Federation

  • 1 AWF Tag Team Championship (with Tommy Rich)

Bad Boys of Wrestling

  • 1 BBOW Heavyweight Championship

Canadian Grand-Prix Wrestling

  • 1 CGPW Heavyweight Championship

International World Class Championship Wrestling

  • 1 IWCCW Heavyweight Championship

International Wrestling Association

  • 1 IWA Heavyweight Championship

Maple Leaf Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version)

National Wrestling Federation

  • 2 NWF World Tag Team Championship (with Don Fargo)

North State Wrestling Alliance

  • 1 NSWA Tag Team Championship (with Honky Tonk Man)

NWA Hollywood Wrestling

  • 2 NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship
  • 2 NWA "Beat the Champ" Television Championship

NWA Tri-State

  • 2 NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) (1 with Bill Watts, 1 with Gorgeous George Jr.)

NWA Western States Sports

  • 1 NWA Western States Tag Team Championship (with Don Fargo)

Prime Wrestling

  • 1 Prime Tag Team Championship (with Jim Neidhart)

Portland Wrestling

  • 2 Portland Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship

Professional Wrestling Federation

  • 1 PWF Heavyweight Championship

Pro Wrestling Ohio

  • 1 PWO Tag Team Championship (with Jim Neidhart)

Pro Wrestling Revolution

  • 1 PWR Heavyweight Championship

Western States Sports

  • 1 NWA Western States Tag Team Championship (with Don Fargo)

Windy City Pro Wrestling

  • 1 WCPW League Heavyweight Championship

World Wrestling Council

  • 1 WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship
Other Accomplishments
  • LPW Hall of Fame induction (2011)
  • NEWA Hall of Fame induction (2011)
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum induction (2011)
  • Cauliflower Alley Club's Men's Wrestling Award Winner (2018)
  • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1975, 1979, 1983)
  • 119° in the PWI Years Top 500 (2003)

Relations

Tag Teams & Stables
  • Dick Slater (June 25, 1992 - October 4, 1992)
  • Terry Taylor (February 17, 1992 - June 21, 1992)
  • Rhythm and Blues - Honky Tonk Man (December 12, 1989 - December 16, 1990)
  • The Dream Team - Dino Bravo (March 21, 1987 - November 26, 1987)
  • The Dream Team - Brutus Beefcake (January 7, 1985 - March 29, 1987)
  • Ric Flair (October 5, 1976 - February 20, 1983)
  • Dick Slater (January 5, 1983 - November 14, 1983)
  • The House of Humperdink - One Man Gang / Akeem, Paul Jones, Jos LeDuc (September 29, 1982 - December 29, 1982)
  • Roddy Piper (December 8, 1980 - February 14, 1982)
  • Ray Stevens (January 11, 1980 - April 11, 1981)
  • Baron von Raschke (April 9, 1978 - December 26, 1978)
  • The Fargo Brothers - Don Fargo (January 7, 1971 - May 30, 1973)
Managers Captain Lou Albano, Jimmy Hart
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