He deserves it. There have been countless wrestlers throughout history but only a few of them have been truly influential. A small number of wrestlers have influenced other major names and it is going to mean a lot when one such wrestler passes away. As much of an influence as they have, it can be incredible to see people’s reactions to their passing away. Now we are seeing that take place again.

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Earlier this week, Superstar Billy Graham passed away at age 79. Graham was an influence on names such as Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura and Scott Steiner, among several others. Following his passing, a variety of wrestlers and wrestling personalities have paid tribute to Graham on Twitter. In addition, WWE has released a tribute video to Graham on YouTube. Here are some of the tributes:

Graham had some great moments in his career. Check out WWE’s tributes and a look at his career:

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that can be incredible to see but that doesn’t make it something you want to happen. Graham is one of the most important stars in wrestling history as he really did get the idea of being a sports entertainer. He really did chance the way wrestling was presented and thankfully the industry and fans can see a lot of what Graham did that made him so special.

What do you think of Graham’s career? What was your favorite of his promos? Let us know in the comments below.

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