Johnny Valiant Autograph

John L. Sullivan (born Thomas Sullivan; November 25, 1946 – April 4, 2018) was an American professional wrestler and manager, better known by his ring name, Johnny Valiant. He competed in the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), which became the World Wrestling Federation during his time with the promotion. He won the World Tag Team Championship two times. The first run (which lasted over a year) was with his first and most famous storyline brother Jimmy Valiant over Tony Garea and Dean Ho on May 8, 1974; his second title run was with his second storyline brother Jerry Valiant over Tony Garea and Larry Zbyszko on March 6, 1979. More about Johnny Valiant

Sullivan grew up in Pittsburgh's North Hills suburb, not far from wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino. After asking for advice on how to become a professional wrestler, Sullivan became close friends with Sammartino and began his career in the Detroit territory wrestling, refereeing and working the ring crew for the wrestling villain and promoter, The Sheik. Kangaroo Al Costello trained Sullivan in the mat wars and soon he began traveling the twenty-five regional territories throughout the U.S, Puerto Rico and Canada. From 1969 through 1973, he enjoyed a protracted stint in the WWWF as "John L. Sullivan," a mid-card babyface, losing to top-tier heels like Killer Kowalski and Toru Tanaka, but repeatedly holding the notorious Baron Mikel Scicluna to a draw, and regularly defeating low-carders like Angelo Savoldi and Johnny Rodz. On one of his visits to Ontario working for Dave McKigney, Sullivan met Jimmy Valiant. Jimmy took a shine to the young, enthusiastic Sullivan and shortly thereafter, brought him to the World Wrestling Association, where Dick the Bruiser teamed up Sullivan (now renamed Johnny Valiant) with Jimmy Valiant as the Valiant Brothers. A victory for the WWA tag team titles over Dick the Bruiser and Bruno Sammartino put the name of the Valiant Brothers on the marquee and the Valiants proceeded to have a five-year run.

After he retired from active competition, Valiant went on to a successful career as a manager. He briefly managed Hulk Hogan in the AWA in 1981 until shortly after Hogan's turn to face. Valiant moved back to the WWF and went on to manage Brutus Beefcake beginning in 1984. The pair appeared at the inaugural WrestleMania I event with Beefcake battling David Sammartino (seconded by his father Bruno Sammartino) to a double disqualification after Valiant slammed David on the floor before being attacked by Bruno who threw him into the ring where all four continued the fight. Valiant and Beefcake were also regulars on other WWF television shows including the weekly syndicated WWF Championship Wrestling. Read even more about Johnny Valiant at Wikipedia

Traded items with a signature of Johnny Valiant

The most expensive item with a signature of Johnny Valiant (Luscious Johnny Valiant signed Pair of Boots w/ COA Valiant Brothers HISTORY) was sold in October 2018 for $200.00 while the cheapest item (JOHNNY VALIANT SIGNED WWE Wrestling photo) found a new owner for $0.99 in June 2012. The month with the most items sold (6) was April 2018 with an average selling price of $12.00 for an autographed item of Johnny Valiant. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in October 2018 with $200.00 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $0.99 was June 2012. In average, an autographed item from Johnny Valiant is worth $9.97.

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thumbnail Johnny Valiant & Nicolai Volkoff Signed Autographed Photo WWE NWA Wrestling $7.49logo
thumbnail Johnny Valiant Autographed Letter WWE NWA Wrestling $29.99logo
thumbnailED347 Johnny Valiant signed wrestling 8x10 w/COA$12.00logo
thumbnailJohnny Valiant - Autographed 8x10 Promo Photo signed wrestling wwe wwf$10.00logo
thumbnailJohnny Valiant d.2018 Signed Autographed Auto 8x10 NWA WWF HOFer w/ JSA COA$22.49logo
thumbnailJohnny Valiant Pro Wrestler Hand Signed Autograph 8x10 Photo$14.99logo
thumbnailLucious Johnny Valiant signed 1970's Wrestling photo$12.00logo
thumbnailLucious Johnny Valiant signed 8X10 Wrestling Photo WWWF$12.00logo
thumbnailLuscious Johnny Valiant Signed 8x10 B/W Photo Silver Auto Wrinkled$9.95logo
thumbnailLuscious Johnny Valiant signed Pair of Boots w/ COA Valiant Brothers HISTORY $200.00logo
thumbnailLusious Johnny Valiant Autographed/Framed 8X10 Photo!!$18.00logo
thumbnailm399 Johnny Valiant signed wrestling 8x10 w/COA$15.00logo
thumbnailVintage Wrestling Signed Check Johnny Valiant CWA NWA Nick Gulas USWA Memphis$69.99logo