Superstar Billy Graham

  • Born: 06/07/1943 in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Birthname: Eldridge Wayne Coleman
  • Height & Weight: 6'4", 275 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWWF Heavyweight Championship
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2004)

An iconic figure in professional wrestling, he worked under the ring name “Superstar” Billy Graham and gained renown for his tenure as the WWWF Heavyweight Champion in 1977–1978. As an award-winning bodybuilder, he was also a training partner of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Graham is best remembered for revolutionizing the interview and physique aspects of the professional wrestling industry as well as for his highly charismatic performance style. Some of his wrestling proteges have included Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, and Ric Flair.

Notable Feuds

vs. Verne Gagne

vs. The Crusher

vs. The Bruiser

vs. Wahoo McDaniel

vs. Billy Robinson

vs. Ken Patera

vs. Ivan Koloff

vs. Ivan Putski

vs. Antonio Inoki

vs. Bruno Sammartino

vs. Pedro Morales

vs. Dusty Rhodes

vs. Harley Race and Butch Reed

Other Notable Achievements

NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

NWA Florida Tag Team Championship – with Ox Baker

NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version)

CWA World Heavyweight Championship

IWA World Heavyweight Championship

NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version) (3 times)

NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship

NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (2 times) – with Pat Patterson