15 Superstars you didn't know competed in WCW

Greg "The Hammer" Valentine

Before he became a dangerous Intercontinental Champion in WWE, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine was one of the most hated men in the National Wrestling Alliance. Sports-entertainment fans will never forget Valentine’s heated rivalry with Wahoo McDaniel or his gory Dog Collar Match against Roddy Piper at Starrcade 1983, but The Hammer’s brief stints in WCW in 1992 and ’96 are far less memorable.

Following losses to Irwin R. Schyster and Earthquake in WWE in 1991, Valentine jumped to WCW and formed a duo with Terry Taylor — known to WWE fans as The Red Rooster. The pair won the WCW United States Tag Team Titles from the bizarre pairing of Big Josh & Ron Simmons, but The Hammer left the company barely a year into his debut. Four years later, the WWE Hall of Famer returned to WCW for a few brief appearances during the Monday Night War, including a WCW World Championship Match against The Giant on the July 29, 1996, Nitro.