Professional wrestler often referred to as "The Hammer" who won more than forty titles in leagues like the NWA and WWF. He was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2004.
He trained under wrestler Stu Hart and made his wrestling debut in 1970.
He was voted Most Hated Wrestler of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 1975, 1979 and 1983.
His father is Professional Wrestling Hall of Famer Johnny Valentine.
His first manager in the wrestling business was Lou Albano.