Johnny Valentine

American professional wrestler Johnny Valentine

Johnny Valentine was a Polish American professional wrestler with a career spanning almost three decades. He has been inducted into four halls of fame for his achievements in wrestling. Wisniski was the father of professional wrestler Greg "The Hammer" Valentine. He held numerous world champion and regional titles, including the NWA United States Championship.
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'The Love Song of Jonny Valentine'
San Francisco Chronicle - about 5 years
'The Love Song of Jonny Valentine' Jonny grew up poor in a rural backwater, raised by his hardworking single mother, who, proud of his singing talent, posted videos of her cherubic son performing to YouTube, only to have him discovered by a high-powered L.A. talent scout, after which the two are whisked off to California to embark on Jonny's chart-dominating, arena-filling career as a tween pop star. Jonny lives in a world ruled by market research, merchandising, message control and crowd control. Most nights, after performing for tens of thousands, he's not even allowed to leave the plush confines of his hotel suite. Around the main players bustle label chiefs, publicity teams, backup dancers, road crew and opening acts. Jonny has a rival in Tyler Beats, an older, more successful teen singer who threatens to corner Jonny's market, and a role model of dubious merit in the lead singer of a rock band blandly styled as "Stones meet the early Strokes." There's a...
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One of Us: Mellow Mushroom give Valentino piece of the pie
Jacksonville - almost 6 years
A decade ago, when John Valentino was planning to open his first Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers restaurant in Jacksonville, one of the sites he considered was the restaurant then known as Partners, located at the corner of Ingleside and St. Johns Avenue in the Shoppes of Avondale. read more
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Q&A with author Johnny Sumrall - Jackson Clarion Ledger
Google News - over 6 years
A: The first rock and roll song to be released worldwide was Johnny Valentine by the original Rolling Stones made up of Andy Anderson of Clarksdale and fellow Mississippi State students William "Cuz" Covington, Bobby Lyon, Roy Estes and Joe Tubb
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Projets en séries N.25 : Banshee, Frankeinstein, Bewitched... - Series Addict
Google News - over 6 years
Valentine (HBO) : HBO a commandé le script de cette comédie qui racontera l'histoire de Johnny Valentine, un homme qui décroche un poste d'animateur radio. Si tout se passe bien, Kevin Bacon pourrait avoir le rôle principal. Dope (HBO) : Todd Haynes,
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'Valentine': Kevin Bacon puede protagonizar nueva comedia de la HBO - Pizquita.com
Google News - over 6 years
La trama sigue la historia de Johnny 'Valentine', un radicalista con tres ex-esposas que ya ha vivido días mejores. Además de Bacon y Sipe, también serán productores-ejecutivos Walter Parks, Laurie MacDonald, Ted Gold y David Schiff, agente del actor
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Kevin Bacon w sitcomie HBO - FilmWeb
Google News - over 6 years
Bohaterem filmu jest Johnny Valentine. Kiedyś człowiek sukcesu, gwiazda, a dziś jedyne na co może liczyć to program radiowy w najgorszym czasie antenowym. Do tego ma trzy byłe żony, które jak na złość wcale o nim nie zapomniały po rozwodach
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Kevin Bacon's 'Valentine' Bought by HBO - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
The show "centers on Johnny Valentine, the role that would be played by Bacon. With three ex wives and his glory days behind him, Johnny Valentine is the new voice of talk radio. He's not on the left, the right, or the middle, he's on the bottom
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MIKE MOONEYHAM: County Hall brings back special memories - Charleston Post Courier
Google News - over 6 years
And just as my increasingly jaded self was beginning to figure out this whole pro wrestling “thing,” here comes Johnny Valentine and Wahoo McDaniel legitimately and visibly beating each other up to a welt-rising pulp and making me a believer once again
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WWE/TNA: Wrestlers Who Would Not Be Stars If Not for Ric Flair - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
He replaced his father Johnny Valentine when his father was injured in the plane crash Flair survived. Valentine was a great worker and he and Flair were great tag team partners. Valentine's time with Flair in the Carolinas led to Valentine becoming a
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Before he was 'The Hammer', Valentine was Johnny Fargo - CANOE
Google News - over 6 years
Valentine's father, Johnny Valentine, had known Fargo from years before, and despite his misgivings about the wildness of the man himself, figured he could help his son who had yet to assume the family's wrestling name. (Their given name was Wisniski
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Legenden - Bob Orton Sr. - Professional Wrestling und Mixed Martial Arts - WWE TNA MMA -
Google News - over 6 years
Topface, als sie gegen Johnny Valentine und Antonino Rocca fehdeten. Ein Titelerfolg in dieser wichtigen Liga blieb zwar aus, aber 1968 kehrte er nochmals an die Ostküste zurück, als „Cowboy Rocky Fitzpatrick". Damals kämpfte er ua im Madison Square
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AS I SEE IT 6/6 - Wrestling News Source
Google News - over 6 years
The territory featured names like Bobo Brazil, Fred and Bull Curry, Pampero Firpo, Killer Brooks, Tony Marino, Haystacks Calhoun, Tex McKenzie, Johnny Valentine, Abdullah the Butcher, Dory and Terry Funk, Gino Hernandez, Mark Lewin, Dusty Rhodes,
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Professional Wrestling: The Best Second Generation Wrestlers of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
Son of the great Johnny Valentine, he was a bruiser who used arm bars and bruising beatings to defeat opponents. His feud with Roddy Piper in the early 1980's in the Carolina's nearly destroyed both of them. The son of Larry The Axe Hennig,
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9-year-old boy dies after BeachLine crash - Orlando Sentinel
Google News - over 6 years
Camacho, 42, suffered minor injuries. Passengers Alejandro Fabian Cuesta, 9, and Evelyn Dolores Pineda, 21, were tansported to hospitals in serious condition. Emilio Quinones, 21, and Johnny Valentine Velazquez, 22, had minor injuries
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'Batman Incorporated' #4: Ring Around the World [Annotations] - ComicsAlliance
Google News - almost 7 years
On a second, parallel plot, Kate Kane, the Batwoman, is lured by the criminal Johnny Valentine into Kane's Kolossal Karnival, which belonged to the first Batwoman, after he shot three marines with a bullet pattern that spelled out the Braille for the
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W4E History - 10. Todestag von Johnny Valentine - Professional Wrestling und Mixed Martial Arts - WWE TNA MMA -
Google News - almost 7 years
Vor genau 10 Jahren starb einer dieser Stars der Nachkriegszeit – Johnny Valentine (John Theodore Wisniski). Sein Vater, Theodore Wisniski, war Kriegsveteran und von Beruf Tischler. Mit der Familie zog er nach Hobart, einem Vorort von Seattle,
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 72
    Valentine has been recognized for his wrestling career by several sources. Shortly after his death, he was named the 2001 recipient of Pro Wrestling Illustrateds Stanley Weston Award, a recognition given for lifetime achievement in professional wrestling.
  • 2000
    Age 71
    In August 2000, Wisniski fell from his front porch, and had a number of injuries and complications.
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    He suffered from several health problems during his retirement, which worsened considerably after a fall in 2000.
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  • 1998
    Age 69
    Valentine on April 17, 2010 was inducted into the IHWE Hall of fame in Fort Worth TX just days before the anniversary of his death, David Fuller who credits Valentine for mentoring him in 1998 inducted Valentine, His widow Sharon accepted the induction & quoted "Out of all the Hall of Fame's John has been inducted to, This IHWE Hall of fame is the most important" Valentine received a standing ovation & was given a rose by every IHWE superstar. Valentine died peacefully in River Oaks, Texas on April 24, 2001. He was 72. His wife Sharon kept his ashes in her bedroom. She died in 2013. 1This championship would be renamed the NWA American Heavyweight Championship in May 1968. It would go on to be renamed the WCWA World Heavyweight Championship after World Class' withdrawal from the NWA in February 1986.
  • 1996
    Age 67
    He was a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1975
    Age 46
    He won the championship from Sonny King on November 4, and won the United States Heavyweight Championship on July 4, 1975.
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    On October 4, 1975, Wisniski was in a private airplane (a twin-engined Cessna 310) with Ric Flair, David Crockett, Bob Bruggers, and Tim Woods.
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    She later visited John as he was recovering in hospital from his 1975 plane crash.
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  • 1974
    Age 45
    Bearcat Wright defeated Wisniski in a boxing match to win the title on May 13, 1974.
    In Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Wisniski was awarded the Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Championship in January 1974, after Jerry Brisco left to work in Japan.
  • 1973
    Age 44
    He lost it to Johnny Powers in late 1973.
    Back in the National Wrestling Federation, in August 1973, Wisniski beat Jacques Rougeau, Sr. to win the North American Heavyweight Championship.
    In the Japan Wrestling Association, Wisniski won the International Tag Team title on February 22, 1973, and then the United National Heavyweight Championship on March 2.
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    After Harley Race won the tournament and the title belt, Valentine defeated him to win the championship on January 19, 1973.
  • 1972
    Age 43
    In October 1972, Wisniski defeated Jacques Rougeau for the International Heavyweight Championship, but was stripped of the title in January 1973, after he no-showed the rematch.
    In the National Wrestling Federation, Wisniski defeated Johnny Powers for the NWF North American Heavyweight Championship on September 1, 1972.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1968
    Age 39
    Wisniski then moved on to the Florida territory, where he won the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship three times. In Georgia, he defeated Tim Woods for the NWA Georgia Heavyweight title, on May 10, 1968, and repeated his win in a match against Doug Gilbert (not to be confused with the Doug Gilbert who was not yet born) to retake the title.
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  • 1966
    Age 37
    While there, he had one last reign with what was then known as the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship, as he teamed with Tony Parisi to hold the belts for seven months in 1966.
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  • 1963
    Age 34
    In Toronto, Wisniski and three different partners won the International Tag Team title during 1963.
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  • 1960
    Age 31
    They were beaten for the title belts the following April, but Wisniski took on a new partner, Buddy Rogers, to regain the championship by defeating The Fabulous Kangaroos on November 19, 1960.
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  • 1959
    Age 30
    Jerry Graham, who was a co-holder of the Northeast version of the NWA United States Tag Team Championship, selected Wisniski in November 1959 to take over the title from Graham's injured partner.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 21
    Wisniski was originally from Maple Valley, Washington. He is said to have come from a disfuntional family. He was a devout Christian for many years. He was married in the early 1950`s and the marriage lasted 20 years until they divorced.
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    On New Year's Day, 1950, Buddy Rogers defeated Wisniski in the finals of a United States title tournament.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1947
    Age 18
    Wisniski debuted as a professional wrestler in 1947, wrestling Karl Nowena in Buenos Aires.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Born
    Born on September 22, 1928.
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