Greg Valentine

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Valentine

[CAREER RECORD: Greg Valentine]

Title History

  • AWA Midwest Tag Team titles w/ Jerry Miller defeating Great Kusatsu and Ox Baker (1971);
  • AWA Midwest Tag Team titles w/ Jerry Miller defeating Ox Baker and The Claw (August 11, 1971);
  • NWF (Cleveland and Buffalo) World Tag Team titles w/ Don Fargo defeating Tony Parisi and Dominic DeNucci (May 11, 1972);
  • NWF (Cleveland and Buffalo) World Tag Team titles w/ Don Fargo defeating Tony Parisi and Dominic DeNucci (May 24, 1972);
  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/ Don Fargo defeating Nick Kozak and Alfred Hayes (February 1973);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating Edouard Carpentier (Febuary 14, 1975);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating John Tolos (April 4, 1975);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ Television title defeating Dennis Stamp (July 1975);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ Television title defeating Reno Tuufuli (October 1975);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/ Bill Watts defeating Buddy Roberts and Jerry Brown (January 7, 1976);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Tim Woods (November 8, 1976);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/ Ric Flair defeating Gene and Ole Anderson (December 26, 1976);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Rufus R. Jones (Febuary 15, 1977);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight title defeating Wahoo McDanial (June 11, 1977);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/ Ric Flair defeating Dino Bravo and Tiger Conway Jr. (June 30, 1977);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight title defeating Wahoo McDanial (September 7, 1977);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/ Ric Flair defeating Gene and Ole Anderson (October 30, 1977);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/ Baron Von Raschke defeating Ricky Steamboat and Paul Jones (June 7, 1978);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Heavyweight title defeating Dino Bravo (April 8, 1979);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/ Ray Stevens defeating Jay Youngblood and Ricky Steamboat (March 29, 1980);
  • NWA United States Heavyweight title defeating Ric Flair (July 26, 1980);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Sweet Ebony Diamond (1981);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Sweet Ebony Diamond (1981);
  • NWA United States Heavyweight title defeating Wahoo McDanial (November 4, 1982);
  • NWA United States Heavyweight title defeating Roddy Piper (May 1, 1983);
  • WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating Tito Santana (September 24, 1984);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/ Brutus Beefcake defeating Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo (August 24, 1985);
  • WWC Caribbean Heavyweight title defeating Miguelito Perez (December 25, 1991);
  • WCW United States Tag Team titles w/ Terry Taylor defeating Big Josh and Ron Simmons (Febuary 17, 1992);
  • WWC Universal Heavyweight title defeating Invader #1 in a tournament (August 8, 1993);
  • IAW Heavyweight title defeating Brian Costello (December 6, 1993);
  • NWA (Dallas) North American Heavyweight title Awarded (October 1994);
  • IAW Heavyweight title defeating Iron Sheik (December 1, 1994);
  • IWCCW Heavyweight title defeating Tito Santana (March 3, 1995);
  • NWA (Dallas) North American Heavyweight title defeating John Hawk (March 13, 1995);
  • AWF (American Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/ Tommy Rich defeating Tony Atlas and Koko B. Ware (May 21, 1995);
  • IWA Heavyweight title won a Battle Royal (January 29, 2005);
  • IWA Heavyweight title defeating Tito Santana (September 10, 2005);
  • CGPW (Canada) Heavyweight title defeating Quinson Valentino (July 8, 2007);
  • AWA-Brew City Wrestling Tag Team titles w/ Brutus Beefcake defeating Dinn T. More and Ryan Cross (November 9, 2007);
  • PWO Tag Team titles w/ Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart;

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

Getting into the Business:

  • Greg Valentine began his career wrestling as “Johnny Fargo” a member of the Fabulous Fargos family.
  • 1972: Johnny Fargo and 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 and Ric Flair began a year-long feud against the Anderson Brothers, Ole and Gene Anderson.
  • 1977: Greg Valentine and Ric Flair defeated Gene and 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 and Baron von Raschke captured the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles.
  • 1979: Greg Valentine won the NWA Canadian title.
  • 1980: Greg Valentine defeated Ric Flairfor 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 Strongbowand 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:

World Championship Wrestling and 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 losses to Randy Savage and The Giant and a win over Billy Kidman.
  • March 29, 1997 – Saturday Night: Greg Valentine defeated Billy Kidman.
  • April 12, 1997 – Saturday Night: Greg Valentine defeated Buddy Lee Parker.
  • July 26, 1997 – Saturday Night: Greg Valentine defeated a jobber.
  • September 13, 1997 – Saturday Night: Steve McMichael defeated Greg Valentine by DQ.
  • October 11, 1997 – Worldwide: Greg Valentine defeated Terrence Black.
  • October 18, 1997 – Worldwide: Steve McMichael defeated Greg Valentine.
  • December 6, 1997 – Worldwide: Greg Valentine defeated David Heath.
  • December 27, 1997 – Worldwide: Hugh Morris defeated Greg Valentine.
  • April 18, 1998 – Worldwide: Greg Valentine defeated a jobber.
  • 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 and Greg Valentine vs Ricky Morton and 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 and Jim Duggan beat Greg Valentine and 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 and #2) beat Brutus Beefcake and 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 and Balls Mahoney defeated Greg Valentine and Johnny Candido.
  • May 13, 2006 – FEW: Victor Creed and Bam Bam Mancuso defeated Brutus Beefcake and 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 and Black Metal beat T.J. Perkins and 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 20, 2007 – National Wrestling Superstars: Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine were there to meet fans and sign autographs.
  • 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 and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine beat Dinty Moore and Mickie McCoy in a tag match.
  • February 11, 2007 – Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling: Greg Valentine and Jason Bane defeated Tracy Smothers and J.T. Lightning.
  • February 17, 2007 – Extreme Wrestling Federation: Osyris defeated Greg Valentine to retain the EWF Heavyweight title.
  • March 24, 2007 – Int’l Wrestling Cartel: Tito Santana w/ Ivan Putski defeated Greg “Hammer” Valentine w/ Larry Sweeney.
  • April 6, 2007 – Top Rope Promotions: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine defeated B.K. Jordan in Fall River, Massachusetts.
  • April 20, 2007 – NWS: Monsta Mack and Johnny Candido defeated Greg Valentine and King Kaluha w/ Foxxy Foxxy.
  • April 27, 2007 – Memphis Wrestling: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine defeated Mr. Hughes (aka Curtis Hughes).
  • May 26, 2007 – Big Time Wrestling: Greg Valentine defeated Big Rick Fuller w/ Johnny Fabulous in Bourne, Massachusetts .
  • June 2, 2007 – West Carolina Championship Wrestling: The Masked Superstar captured the Mid Atlantic Heritage title
  • ~~~The Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) defeated Greg “The Hammer” Valentine to win the Mid Atlantic Heritage title
  • July 8, 2007 – CGPW: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine defeated Quinson Valentino to win the vacant CGPW Heavyweight title
  • July 14, 2007 – The League (debut show): Tito Santana defeated Greg “The Hammer” Valentine in London, Ontario.
  • July 28, 2007 – Clash at the Cove: Brian Costello beat Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake by Countout in a 3-WAY.
  • August 23, 2007 – SuperEx Showdown: Koko B. Ware defeated Greg “The Hammer” Valentine in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • September 22, 2007 – All-Star Championship Wrestling: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine defeated Chick Donovan
  • October 27, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake defeated Gangrel and Helter Skelter.
  • November 9, 2007 – AWA-Brew City Wrestling: Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake won the AWA Brew City Tag Team titles.
  • ~~~Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated Dinn T. More and Ryan Cross in Waukesha, WI.
  • November 24, 2007 – Planet Championship Wrestling: The Nasty Boys w/ Greg Valentine beat Norman Smiley and Hack “Dog” Myers.
  • January 12, 2008 – Brew City Wrestling: American History Next beat Beefcake/Valentine and Urban Horsemen in a 3-WAY
  • April 11, 2008 – Top Rope Promotions: Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake defeated Master Flesh and Gregory Edwards.
  • May 31, 2008 – Full Impact Pro: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (joined the Heartbreak Enterprises) defeated Norman Smiley.
  • August 1, 2008 – Main Event World League: Shasta vs. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine was a double countout.
  • September 13, 2008 – National Wrestling Superstars: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine defeated Corvis Fear.
  • ~~~Greg Valentine and Nikko the Monkey Man and The Famous Clown defeated Corvis Fear and Sal Sincere and Nicky Oceans.
  • March 12, 2010 – NWS: Greg Valentine and Mikey Pacifica and Sargeant Jimmy Storm defeated The Commandos (Danny Demanto and Nicky Oceans and newest member Judas Young w/ Brittney Savage).
  • March 13, 2010 – NWS: Ryan Rumble and Greg Valentine beat Commandos (Danny Demanto and Nicky Oceans w/ Brittney Savage).
  • July 1, 2010: Greg Valentine revealed that he has retired as a wrestler after suffering a torn quad in a match last summer.
  • August 14, 2010 – Clash at the Cove: Brian Costello defeated Greg Valentine in a dog collar match South Bend, Indiana.
  • November 19, 2010 – Wrestle Birmingham – “The Big Bang” (Nostalgia Show) at the famed Boutwell Auditorium:
  • ~~~Jake Roberts and Brutus Beefcake and Brickhouse Brown defeated Buddy Landel and Greg Valentine and Cameron Valentine.
  • December 4, 2010 – Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: Demolition defeated Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and The Urban Assault Team and Jimmy Blaze and Eric Freedom in a 4-WAY to retain the GLCW World Tag Team Championships.
  • Greg teamed w/ Flair (NWA), Beefcake (WWF), Honky (WWF), Terry Taylor (WCW), Dick Slater (WCW), Tommy Rich (AWA).