John Hill already had a successful, championship wrestling career before joining the WWWF, & used many aliases along the way, but I will always remember him best as Gentleman Jerry Valiant of the notorious Valiant Brothers. The Valiants may not have been blood relatives, but they were certainly blood brothers. One of the best matches I’ve ever seen was an eight man tag match in Madison Square Garden featuring Jerry, Jimmy, Johnny & Captain Lou taking on Andre The Giant, Tito Santana, Ivan Putski & Dominic DeNucci w/Vince McMahon & Bruno Sammartino announcing the action at ringside. You can’t pack much more talent into one main event than that! The match went to curfew & Andre & company got the benefit of the decision, but if they would have let Jerry & his brothers go all night then I’m sure the Valiants would have found a way to come out on top. Perhaps it was destined for Jimmy & Johnny to be together this past weekend at a legends show in Atlanta when they heard the sad news of the passing of their brother in wrestling. John Hill aka Jerry Valiant aka Guy Mitchell aka The Stomper, has now moved on to that big wrestling ring in the sky. & I know for sure that he is wearing championship gold around his waist. We mourn the loss & celebrate the life & career of Jerry Valiant.
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