• Old School WWWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWWF Legend “Superstar” Billy Graham (Real name: Eldridge Coleman) celebrates his 77th birthday today.
After a career as a bodybuilder, where Graham became a good friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger, he became a Professional Wrestler in 1969 and had his debut in early 1970.
Billy Graham wrestled for Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation between 1972 and 1983, with the company being renamed into World Wrestling Federation in March of 1979.
Superstar held the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship for almost a year, from April 30, 1977 until February 20, 1978.
Billy returned to the WWF for one last run in 1986, but a hip replacement surgery eventually got the better of him, so Graham retired from active professional wrestling in late 1987 and became a color commentator, before leaving the company in 1989.
In 2004, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by “The Game” Triple H.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLY GRAHAM!
• Charlotte Flair Loses NXT Women’s Title At NXT TakeOver: In Your House
In the main event of tonight’s NXT TakeOver: In Your House event, Io Shirai defeated Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley in a triple threat match to become the new NXT Women’s Champion.
The finish came when Charlotte had Rhea locked in the Figure 8 and Io hit a Moonsault on Ripley to pin her to get the win.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON IO SHIRAI.
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We noted earlier that this decision was made because WWE officials want to bring Charlotte back to RAW, in the absence of Becky Lynch.
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