Johnny Valiant

Dream Team

Title History

  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Valiant defeating Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino (January 5, 1974);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Valiant defeating Dick the Bruiser & Bruno Sammartino (February 7, 1974);
  • WWWF (World Wide Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Valiant defeating Tony Garea & Dean Ho (May 8, 1974);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Valiant defeating Dean Ho & Ken Mantell (July 16, 1976);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Valiant defeating The Royal Kangaroos (December 4, 1976);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Valiant defeating Moose Cholak & Paul Christy (February 12, 1977);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Valiant [presumably recognized upon arrival] (January 1978);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Valiant defeating Wilbur Snyder & Dominic Denucci (July 22, 1978);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title defeating Dick the Bruiser (April 25, 1981);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Valiant;

Career Highlights

  • Lucious Johnny formed an extremely successful heel tag team with Jimmy Valiant known as the Valiant Brothers..
  • Johnny V. became a manager in the WWF and led his “Dream Team” of Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake to the WWF Tag titles..
  • Johnny V. had a short stint in the AWA managing the “Destruction Crew” of Wayne Bloom & Mike Enos to the AWA Tag titles..
  • Lucious Johnny now does very successful professional comedy routines in New York City..
  • Johnny Valiant will be doing one of his “An Evening with Johnny Valiant‘ shows on 7/11 at the Darress Theater in Boonton, NJ..
  • December 10, 1984 – MSG Network: Johnny V defeated Steve Lombardi.
  • January 6, 1985 – WWF House Show: The Brisco Brothers (Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco) defeated Brutus Beefcake & Johnny V.
  • January 21, 1985 – WWF House Show: Johnny V defeated Salvatore Bellomo.
  • February 21, 1985 – WWF House Show: Johnny V defeated Rick McGraw.
  • February 23, 1985 – WWF House Show: Johnny V defeated Tony Garea.
  • February 28, 1985 – WWF House Show: Johnny V defeated Billy Anderson.
  • March 6, 1985 – WWF House Show: George Wells defeated Johnny V.
  • April 26, 1985 – WWF House Show: Johnny V defeated SD Jones.
  • May 20, 1985 – MSG Network: Bruno Sammartino & David Sammartino defeated Brutus Beefcake & Johnny V.
  • June 14, 1985 – WWF House Show: Ivan Putski defeated Johnny V.
  • July 20, 1985 – WWF House Show: The US Express (Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo) defeated Greg Valentine & Johnny V to retain the World tag team titles.
  • August 2, 1985 – WWF House Show: Johnny V defeated Jose Luis Rivera.
  • September 1, 1985 – WWF House Show: Cousin Junior defeated Johnny V.
  • November 30, 1985 – WWF House Show: The Junkyard Dog defeated Johnny V.
  • February 22, 1986 – WWF House Show: Tony Atlas defeated Johnny V.
  • March 16, 1986 – MSG Network: Captain Lou Albano & The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid) defeated Johnny Valiant & The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine).
  • August 8, 1986 – WWF House Show: Johnny V defeated Steve Pardee.
  • November 16, 1986 – Wrestling Challenge:  Captain Lou Albano & The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid) defeated Johnny V & The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine).
  • November 22, 1986 – Superstars: Johnny V & The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine) defeated Hillbilly Jim, Pedro Morales & Tito Santana by disqualification.
  • February 15, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Hillbilly Jim & The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) defeated Johnny V & The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine).
  • February 19-20, 1987 – WWF House Show: The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) defeated Dino Bravo & Johnny V.
  • May 2, 1987 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Johnny V.
  • June 7-10, 1987 – WWF House Show: Brutus Beefcake defeated Johnny V.
  • July 18, 1987 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake & The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) defeated Johnny V & The Dream Team (Dino Bravo & Greg Valentine) in a dark match.
  • August 28, 1987 – WWF Paul Boesch Retirement Show: Brutus Beefcake defeated Johnny V in a hair vs hair match.
  • October 9, 1987 – WWF House Show: The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid) defeated Dino Bravo & Johnny V.
  • November 1, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Koko B. Ware & The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell) defeated Johnny V & The Dream Team (Dino Bravo & Greg Valentine).
  • January 13-14, 1988 – WWF House Show: Johnny V defeated David Sammartino.
  • February 8, 1988 – WWF House Show: Johnny V defeated George Skaaland.
  • February 8, 1988 – WWF House Show: Jerry Allen defeated Johnny V.
  • March 5, 1988 – WWF House Show: Brady Boone defeated Johnny V.
  • March 6, 1988 – WWF House Show: Koko B. Ware defeated Johnny V.
  • March 13, 1988 – WWF House Show: SD Jones defeated Johnny V.
  • March 4, 1989 – AWA: Johnny Valiant defeated Danny DeNucci.
  • May 20, 1989 – AWA: Johnny Valiant defeated Terry Gibbs.
  • July 6, 1989 – AWA: Scott Norton defeated Johnny Valiant. Derrick Dukes & Tommy Jammer defeated Johnny Valiant & Wayne Bloom.
  • August 26, 1989 – AWA:  Johnny Valiant & The Destruction Crew (Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom) defeated Derrick Dukes, The Russian Brute & Tommy Jammer.
  • November 11, 1989 – AWA: Scott Norton defeated Johnny Valiant.
  • November 18, 1989 – AWA: The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Jackie Fulton) & Jerry Blackwell defeated The Destruction Crew (Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom) & Johnny Valiant.
  • July 16, 1997 – USA: George Steele defeated Johnny Valiant.
  • September 10, 2005–Piledriver Pro: The Patriot & Kid USA w/Johnny Valiant beat Sheik of Baghdad & Tiger Kahn w/The Iron Sheik.
  • June 10, 2006 – WWWA: Johnny Valiant defeated Ykushi.
  • April 4, 2018: Pro Wrestling Sheet has confirmed WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Johnny Valiant died today after he ran into a busy road and was hit by a pickup truck. A rep for the Ross Township police department confirms Valiant was struck by the vehicle early Wednesday morning in Pennsylvania and later died at the hospital.