Oct 14, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Edward F. Gossett
Weight: 215 lbs.
Date of birth: January 15, 1930
Date of death: January 21, 1985
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Pro debut: 1947
Trained by: Cowboy Luttrell
– In June 1958, he changed his ring name to Eddie Graham and was billed as the brother of Dr. Jerry Graham and “Crazy” Luke Graham.
– In the spring of 1960, Graham left the team and went to the National Wrestling Alliance’s territory in Florida to wrestle.
– Graham took over booking and promoting for Championship Wrestling from Florida in 1971.
– Graham was the President of the NWA from 1976 to 1978.
– In 1993, Graham was inducted into the WCW hall of fame. In 2006, Graham was inducted into the NWA hall of fame.
– Graham was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 29, 2008. He was inducted posthumously by Dusty Rhodes, while his son, Mike Graham, accepted the honor on behalf of his father.