WWE.com has reported that WWE Hall of Famer Johnny Valiant passed away today at 71. It was a shocking death, coming from a tragic accident.
Valiant is best known for his time in the 60s and 70s as a member of the Valiant Brothers with Handsome Jimmy Valiant and Jerry Valiant. Johnny and Jimmy went into the Hall of Fame in 1996, being the first tag team unit to be inducted.
Growing up, Luscious Johnny V was more well known as one of the managers of the late 1980s, taking over with the retiring Freddie Blassie. His biggest and best charges were the Dream Team of Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake. He led those to the Tag Team Championship in 1986. He even had a LJN wrestling figure made in 1987.
Rest easy Luscious one. RIP.