Konnan recently recalled the first time he met Billy Graham and how surprised he was that the WWE legend knew his name.
„Superstar” Billy Graham passed away on May 17, 2023 at the age of 79. While the news left the wrestling world in tears, it also led to a celebration of his career. Fans and wrestlers came together to share memories of the WWE legend’s remarkable in-ring work, which surpassed most of his peers.
In an exclusive chat with Sportskeida Wrestling’s Bill Opter, Konnan recalled his first meeting with Graham. WCW legend Billy Graham noted that he was shocked to know his name. Konnan added that they had an „incredible conversation” and that he was in awe of Graham the entire time.
“I must meet him [Billy Graham] When I was wrestling, he knew who I was, and that really blew my mind. The guy I grew up watching, he knows who I am. We had an incredible conversation, and the whole time I was thinking, 'Wow, I’m talking to 'Superstar’ Billy Graham,’ and he’s f***ing good.” (3:34 – 3:52)
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WWE legend Triple H sent a heartfelt message to Billy Graham after his death
One of the many who took to social media to express their grief over Billy Graham’s tragic passing was WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H. Cam noted how Graham was the most „parsed” wrestler in the history of the business and sent his wishes to the late legend’s family and friends.
„The most followed man to ever step in the ring…but there was only one „Superstar” was Billy Graham. Rip my friend…my thoughts are with his family, friends and fans,” Triple H wrote.
Hulk Hogan’s on-screen persona is said to have been modeled after Billy Graham’s character.
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