Johnny Valiant coming to LI, looks back on his WWE career

"Luscious" Johnny Valiant

(Credit: Photo courtesy of Rick Eberle)

He’s managed WWE champions, worn WWE gold himself, and been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. But “Luscious” Johnny Valiant’s most interesting connection to wrestling dates back to well before he ever stepped into a  ring. In the early 1960s, Valiant, whose real name is Tom Sullivan, attended Fishburne Military School in Williamsburg, Va. There, he befriended a fellow cadet known on campus...

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Looking back on a mediocre SummerSlam

Brock Lesnar reacts to his first round TKO

(Credit: AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

 It’s hard to be disappointed when you don’t have very high expectations. And so, I can’t say I was let down by last night’s SummerSlam—a show that was entirely unremarkable, but not surprisingly so.  The hype for SummerSlam made it clear that this was as much a one-match show as any in history. WWE was counting on Brock Lesnar vs. Triple-H to pretty much single-handedly carry what is...

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