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.
July 8, 1941
Originally: Hamilton, Ontario Moved to Indianapolis, Indiana Retired in Franklin, Indiana
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Guy Hill (rookie) Guy Mitchell The Destroyer (Australia) The Masked Strangler Mr. X (Vancouver 70s) 1/2 of the Assassins (Indianapolis) Jerry Heenan (Bobby's brother) Guy Heenan (Bobby's brother) "Gentleman" Jerry Valiant (WWWF) The Stomper