That doesn’t sound good. Wrestlers are larger than life characters and that is what makes them successful. The more over the top they can be the better, as that is what makes people stop and take notice. You don’t see someone who can make the charisma and in-ring work go well at the same time, but now one of the best ever is having some serious health issues.

According to, WWE Hall of Famer Superstar Billy Graham has been hospitalized due to an irregular heartbeat, heart failure and fluid in his lungs. Graham is currently undergoing treatment to have the fluid removed, but there is a fear about his kidneys not reacting well to the medication. Graham, 78 years old, is a former WWE Champion, having won the title in 1977. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004.

You might not have seen Graham before. Check out his time in the ring and see if he reminds you of anyone:

Bob Backlund vs. Billy Graham: February 20, 1978

Harley Race battles “Superstar” Billy Graham in rare Hidden Gem

Superstar Graham WWWF Tv interview- 1975

Opinion: Hopefully Grham gets better in a hurry, as that is always a horrible thing to hear. Graham has had health issues over the years and this sounds like it is the most serious of them all. He really is one of the underrated heroes in the company’s history, as he was the definition of a pioneer and one of the most influential wrestlers that you will ever find in any era.

What do you think of Graham? Who is the most influential wrestler ever? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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