In an unfortunate incident, WWE Hall Of Famer Johnny Valiant died this Wednesday morning in an accident when he was hit by a truck while attempting to cross the road.
According to a report from WPXI.com, he was not at a crosswalk so the authorities believe that the death of the former Wrestling Star was an accident.
WWE.com also reported this incident and remembered the career of the former Tag Champion in a post. Below is an excerpt from it, which features some details on his career:
In 1974, The Valiant Brothers “Luscious” Johnny and “Handsome” Jimmy captured the World Tag Team Championships and held them for more than one year. In 1979, Johnny teamed up with “Gentleman” Jerry Valiant to capture the tandem titles again, this time managed by WWE Hall of Famer Captain Lou Albano.
Soon after, “The Luscious One” followed in Albano’s footprints and became a manager of tag team champions himself. After guiding some of the biggest names in the AWA, Valiant returned to WWE in 1985. “Luscious” Johnny led the Dream Team of Greg “The Hammer” Valentine & Brutus Beefcake to the World Tag Team Championship with a win over Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo. Canadian strongman Dino Bravo and Demolition were also managed by Valiant for a portion of their WWE tenures.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Johnny Valiant