• Update On ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham’s Current Health Issues
Valerie, the wife of Old School WWWF/WWF Legend ‘Superstar’ Billy Graham, gave an update on her husband’s health issues, after the 79-year-old recently had to be taken to the hospital because of a bone infection and was admitted to ICU.
Superstar was a huge star back in the 70s & 80s and is known to have influenced some of other famous Wrestling Legends, including ‘The Immortal’ Hulk Hogan, Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura, ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner, … & several others.
Here’s what his social-media-manager Mike posted on Billy’s official Facebook page:
Valerie has supplied another update on Billy:
‘We need to keep praying for the infection and for his heart rate and blood pressure to stabilize. But he’s in great spirits and is ready to get well and serve God. Pray for his lungs too please’.
She also told me that Billy has felt well enough to ask the fans a question.
Here is what he said, via Valerie:
‘He wanted you to ask the fans which wrestler had the all time best wrestling name… his is Gorilla Monsoon…’
Thanks everyone, and God Bless
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 21, 1985) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1985, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Eddie Graham (Real name: Edward Gossett) at the age of 55 due to a multiple gunshot suicide.
Most people remember him for being the ‘Championship Wrestling from Florida’ (CWF) promoter from 1971 till he committed suicide in 1985.
Unfortunately his son, Old School Wrestling Veteran Mike Graham (in 2012) and his grandson (in 2010) committed suicide in a similar way as him.
In 2008 Eddie was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes.
† REST IN PEACE EDDIE GRAHAM
January 15, 1930 – January 21, 1985