Johnny Valiant - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Johnny Valiant, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

John L. Sullivan (born Thomas Sullivan) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 25, 1946.

He died on April 4, 2018 at the age of 71.

Johnny Valiant was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Valiant Brothers).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name John L. Sullivan (born Thomas Sullivan)
  • Ring Names
    • Johnny Valiant ( October 13, 1973 - July 16, 1997)
    • Johnny V ( June 30, 1984 - March 18, 1988)
    • John L. Sullivan ( August 25, 1967 - October 12, 1973)
  • Born November 25, 1946
  • Died April 4, 2018 (aged 71)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Billed From
    • New York City, New York
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 245 lbs (111 kg)
  • Nicknames Luscious

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( May 13, 1994 - July 16, 1997)
    • Wrestler ( May 17, 1984 - November 18, 1989)
    • Manager ( November 16, 1981 - November 26, 1987)
    • Commentator ( May 5, 1986 - January 27, 1987)
    • Wrestler ( August 25, 1967 - November 15, 1981)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA March 4, 1989 November 18, 1989
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF May 17, 1984 March 13, 1988
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA May 23, 1981 November 15, 1981
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA August 25, 1967 October 2, 1981
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF August 18, 1978 July 10, 1981
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 4, 1980 March 5, 1980
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA December 14, 1973 November 25, 1978
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA August 7, 1978 October 16, 1978
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF May 8, 1974 August 9, 1975
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW July 6, 1973 August 16, 1973
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF October 5, 1968 November 21, 1970
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel November 17, 1973 November 18, 1989
    Face August 25, 1967 November 16, 1973
  • Images
    Aug 1967
    Aug 1967

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 1996, Groups, The Valiant Brothers
  • Titles Won

    World Wide Wrestling Federation

    • 2 WWWF World Tag Team Championship (1 with Jimmy Valiant, 1 with Jerry Valiant)

    Big Time Wrestling (San Francisco)

    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (with Jimmy Valiant)

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (with Jimmy Valiant)
    • 1 NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Florida version) (with Jimmy Valiant)

    Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (with Jimmy Valiant)

    World Wrestling Association

    • 1 WWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 WWA World Tag Team Championship (with Jimmy Valiant)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WWF Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996 - with Jimmy Valiant)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1974 - with Jimmy Valiant)

Relations

Johnny Valiant Game Appearances

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