WWE Hall of Famer recalls walking out on Vince McMahon

WWE Hall of Famer Greg Valentine recently released the reason for leaving WWE in 1987.

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Vince McMahon

WWE Hall of Famer Greg Valentine had joined forces with Dino Bravo in early 1987 to form the The New Dream Team. But later in the year, the team separated after they were being booked to lose matches against The Killer Bees (Jim Brunzell and B. Brian Blair).

Greg Valentine recently opened up about his decision to quit WWE in 1987. While in conversation with the Title Match Network, the 2004 WWE Hall of Fame inductee revealed that he once left WWE due to the outcome of The New Dream Team’s match against The Killer Bees.

“I walked out on Vince too after he had The Killer Bees beat The New Dream Team,” Valentine said. “I walked out on that one too. I mean, there’s certain times that I just go, ‘F*** it, I’m going home. I don’t need this s***.’ I worked too hard to make everything believable, and to have The Killer Bees beat The New Dream Team didn’t make sense to me. And I don’t like doing jobs [losing matches] unless I get something for it.”

The Killer Bees were a lower-to-mid card duo. They never held the WWE Tag Team titles, and yet The Dream Team was booked to lose a match to them. Valentine agreed to lose the match but the decision led him to leave Vince McMahon’s WWE.

Greg Valentine’s WWE accomplishments

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Greg Valentine

Greg Valentine had earlier worked for Vince McMahon’s father, before he returned to WWE in 1984 to work for Vince. The same year he defeated Tito Santana at a Maple Leaf Wrestling event to win the Intercontinental Championship. His 285-day reign is the fifth-longest WWE Intercontinental Championship reign.

Valentine also won the tag titles with Brutus Beefcake as a member of the original Dream Team. They held the titles for 226 days after defeating The U.S. Express (Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo) in 1985.

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