Guy Mitchell

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Georgia) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Skull Murphy (March 29, 1961);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southern Tag Team titles w/Bob Rasmussen defeating Gypsy Joe & Skull Murphy (May 5, 1961);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Joe Tomasso (Assassins) defeating Boris & Nicoli Volkoff (July 17, 1965);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Joe Tomasso (Assassins) defeating Moose Cholak & Wilbur Snyder (March ??, 1966);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Joe Tomasso (Assassins) defeating Dick the Bruiser & Wilbur Snyder (June 25, 1966);
  • IWA (Australia) World Heavyweight title (as The Destroyer) defeating Bearcat Wright (September 3, 1966);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles (as The Stomper) w/Ben Justice defeating Skull Brothers (January 31, 1970);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles (as The Stomper) w/Ben Justice defeating Don Kent & Al Costello (July ??, 1972);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles (as The Stomper) w/Bobo Brazil defeating Killer Brooks & Ben Justice (July 21, 1973);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (as Mr. X) w/Buck Ramstead defeating Afa & Sika (December 17, 1973);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Heavyweight title (as Mr. X) defeating Flash Gordon (April 1, 1974);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (as Mr. X) w/Gene Kiniski defeating Flash Gordon & Leo Madril (April 17, 1974);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (as Mr. X) w/The Brute defeating Dan Kroffat & Leo Madril (May 27, 1974);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Heavyweight title defeating Gene Kiniski (January 20, 1975);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Ormand Malumba defeating Mr. Saito & Gene Kiniski (March 3, 1975);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Ricky Hunter defeating Dale Lewis & Gene Kiniski (June 16, 1975);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title (as The Masked Strangler) defeating Pepper Gomez (May 1, 1976);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Heavyweight title defeating Gene Kiniski (March 14, 1977);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Heavyweight title (as Mr. X) defeating Mike Sharpe (August 22, 1977);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Eric Froelich defeating Masked Avenger & Texas Outlaw (August 29, 1977);
  • WWWF Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valiant defeating Larry Zbyszko & Tony Garea (March 6, 1979);
  • WWA (IN) World Tag Team titles (as Jerry Valiant) w/Roger Kirby defeating Spike Huber & Dick the Bruiser (April 27, 1980);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Roger Kirby defeating Ken Lucas & Ricky Morton (November 24, 1980);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles (as Jerry Valiant) w/Roger Kirby defeating Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Romero (January 25, 1982);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles (as Jerry Valiant) w/Roger Kirby defeating Steve Regal & Dewey Robertson (March 25, 1982);
  • WWA (IN) World Tag Team titles (as Jerry Valiant) w/Abdullah the Great defeating Spike Huber & Steve Regal (June ??, 1983);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Guy Mitchell was unmasked in Australia as “The Destroyer” and they said that his name was “John Hill”..
  • ~~~Several years later, he retured to Australia as “The Stomper” Guy Mitchell without any explanation..
  • Guy Mitchell formed a tag team with Joe Tomasso known as The Assassins (different from originals) in Dick The Bruiser’s WWA..
  • Also in the WWA, Guy Mitchell wrestled as “Jerry Heenan” the brother tag team partner of a rookie named Bobby Heenan..
  • July 1971: The Sheik defeated The Assassin (Guy Mitchell) in a Death Match in Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens..
  • 1978: Guy Mitchell debuted on the WWWF as “Jerry Valiant”, replacing Jimmy in the Valiant Brothers – teaming with Johnny..
  • May 2005: John Hill attended a “Valiant Brother Reunion” along with his “brothers” Jimmy & Johnny for the first time in 25 years!
  • March 11, 2010: John Hill passed away at the age of 68 in Indiana at the Franklin Meadows Nursing Home ..
  • ~~~~John Hill was married to Carolyn Faye since April 5, 1964. Son: Jonathan Steele Hill.

    Dave Meltzer wrote (March 12, 2010): John Hill, best known as Guy “The Stomper” Mitchell, passed away yesterday at the age of 68. Hill held the IWA world heavyweight championship in Australia, beating Bearcat Wright, in 1966, using the name The Destroyer, when that was the top wrestling territory in the world. He later worked as half of the WWF tag team champions, using the name “Gentleman” Jerry Valiant in 1979. The Valiant Brothers, Jimmy & Johnny, who were a tremendous hit as tag team champions in 1974 and 1975, had returned to the territory, but Jimmy took ill and couldn’t wrestle for several months so Hill, known as Guy Mitchell for most of his career, was brought as their third brother, teaming with Johnny to win the tag titles on March 6, 1979, at the TV tapings in Allentown from Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko. They lost the titles on October 22, 1979, in Madison Square Garden against Ivan Putski & Tito Santana. The Valiant Brothers team inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame did not include Jerry. He came out of Hamilton, ONT, which was a wrestling factory in the 50s, but ended up settling in Indiana, which became his base. As a trivia note, Hill was the first wrestler ever managed by Bobby Heenan, and also wrestled under the name Jerry Heenan and Guy Heenan as “brother” and tag team partner.

 


Dave Meltzer wrote (March 15, 2010): John Hill passed away last week in Indiana following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 68. Hill, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, was best known in the 1960s and 1970s working under the names of Guy Mitchell, The Stomper, and Gentleman Jerry Valiant in the WWWF where in 1979 he won the tag titles with his storyline brother Johnny. During his career, he also held singles titles in Vancouver and Australia– winning the IWA heavyweight title in 1966 when Australia was among the top wrestling territories in the world. He was also one of the first wrestlers to be managed by Bobby Heenan. After retiring from the ring during the mid-80s, Hill worked in landscaping and construction and operated Hill’s Landscaping for 14 years. He is survived by his wife Carolyn and son Jonathan.


Rick Cave (fan of Big Time Wrestling in Detroit) wrote: Throughout the 70s, Guy Mitchell wrestled as The Stomper and formed a tag team with Ben Justice. Justice turned on Stomper during a boxing match against Killer Tim Brooks in Detroit when, while acting as Stomper’s second in the corner, he put Stomper in a sleeperhold between rounds, allowing Brooks to win. The feud began a sleeper-vs.-sleeper battle between the two which lasted for months. Justice also formed a new team with Brooks.

Stomper was also bloodied badly in a match when Dr. Jerry Graham began a short run as a crazed bloodthirsty heel in Detroit. Tony Marino would be the one that would exact revenge on Graham a few months later when Marino gave Graham the very treatment he had been giving opponents up to that time, bloodying Graham and leaving him laying.