WWE Hall of Famer “Superstar” Billy Graham left a lasting legacy on professional wrestling, helping mold many careers by showing what a larger than life personality and charisma could do to bolster the athleticism of the business.
Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated spoke with two WWE Hall of Famers whose careers followed somewhat similar patterns as Graham, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan.
Noting the overall package that was the Superstar, Flair remarked:
“His clothes were considered outlandish back then….He gave those incredible interviews. He had that body that was second to none.”
Hogan also made note of the physique that Graham had in his heyday, recalling the first thing that grabbed his attention when seeing him in the ring:
“I still remember ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham standing on the second turnbuckle and doing the double bicep. That was the moment for me.”
The full article further brings up the legacy of Graham’s career, including his run as WWWF Champion and his on-again, off-again working relationship with Vince McMahon.
Source: Sports Illustrated