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Billy Graham wants out of the WWE hall of fame



The following comes from an interview “Superstar” Billy Graham did with Slam! Wrestling:

On WWE Hall of Fame: “For the WWE to induct into their Hall of Fame, Abdullah The Butcher, who has never wrestled one match under a WWE contract, is bordering on blasphemy. I am demanding that this company remove my name from their index of Hall of Fame wrestlers. It is a shameless organization to induct a bloodthirsty animal such as Abdullah The Butcher into their worthless and embarrassing Hall of Fame and I want the name of Superstar Billy Graham to be no part of it. The WWE and their Hall of Fame is disgustingly embarrassing, I want out.”


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23 Responses

  1. bob holly says:

    does this guy ever stop whining??? jeez when i was 10 years old in 84 this guy was constantly whining, going on Donahue’s show, etc. crawl in a hole and dont come back out until you can separate the business from real life. since when is the hall of fame for wwe-only wrestlers? calling Abdullah a blood thirsty animal?? he was an entertainer…Graham probably believes Stallone is really running around ‘Nam somewhere saving P.O.W.’s.
    Sorry, Graham, you had a great run in your day but your ego and jealousy is venomous and its sad to see you blame everyone else except yourself for your demise. you were a steroid freak who destroyed his own body and when you became unusable you did your best to stay in the light by bashing the very business that made you. you have done nothing since leaving the business 30 years ago and you should realize you would have been nobody without it.

  2. Kerry says:

    He has lost his mind.

  3. Craig says:

    I agree with the above comment very much.

    WWE Hall of Fame is more a wrestling hall of fame, looking back at all the companies they have one way or another brought out, they cover a lot of ground.

    Hell if we are talking only WWE careers Ric Flair’s WWE run wasn’t exactly Hall of Fame worthy, it was his time with the NWA/WCW that got him there.
    So many more are the same, The Funks, Von Erichs, Bob Armstrong, Gorgeous George, Mad Dog Vachon, Antonio Inoki, BIll Watts, Ricky Steamboat, Gordon Solie, Mae Young, The Sheik, Dusty Rhodes, Verne Gagne, Harley Race and Mike Graham.

    Should all of them be removed, of course not, Billy Graham is once again just showing he is a arsehold, and best of forgotten and ignored

  4. DB says:

    If that video on the Butcher is true with the hep c story i think that it is ridiculous.

  5. David says:

    I kind of hope WWE re-inducts him again in 2012 just because of this. :P

  6. rob franklin says:

    so he’s perfectly fine with Drew Carey? Abdullah The Butcher, whether or not you like his style, is a legend in the wrestling business, and he accomplished more than Billy Graham ever did.

  7. O says:

    They gonna burn in hell too Superstar? You gonna rip their tongues out too?

  8. dick says:

    shoulda mentioned Drew Carey too

  9. Korey Parker says:

    Not like he has any say though

  10. raven12516 says:

    I don’t know or care much about Abdullah, but Billy Graham is completely out of line here.

  11. Captain A$$ says:

    It’s a shame that this so called “Superstar” is reverting back to his old ways with bashing WWE and their decisions. I remember his Hall of Fame speech, telling people not to be bitter, and that Vince McMahon inducted him into the Hall of Fame and had nothing to gain from it. Vince forgave him for his nasty comments for years about WWE. Now Billy is at it again. It’s a shame what he has gone through health wise but he can only blame himself and stop being so bitter.

  12. Darrin H. says:

    I saw quite a few of Abby’s matches with Bruiser Brody in person and don’t really think I could call them “entertaining” there was quite a few people looking really shocked and scared , but everyone has their own opinion .

  13. -Jay- says:

    Billy Graham has a point but still needs to stfu…just pawn your ring already and be done with it.

  14. Robin says:

    Billy still cant see that its the “Wrestling” hall of fame not wwe….. hes been bashing wwe but his career hasnt been the best in wwe anyways….

  15. Austin says:

    I totally agree with Billy Graham. If my name was in the WWE hall of fame I too would want it out of there. I wouldn’t want to be associated with a company that was once the greatest wrestling spectacular in the world but now wants to put on circus acts for kids. It honestly brings shame to the ones that were in it for “wrestling” not “entertaining”. He has every right to get his name thrown out of there.

  16. Denis says:

    If it is a wrestling hall of fame, then take the name WWE off of it. Of course, since WWE doesn’t do wrestling, they would have to call it the Superstars Hall of Fame or Sports Entertainers Hall of Fame. If Billy wants out of it, that’s his business. Every man makes their own decisions. To judge one on it is just wrong.

  17. drxfeelgood says:

    @Austin
    @Denis

    Agreed with your point that he can make his own decisions, and that WWE is a “circus act”….but we’re calling him crazy because he apparently only wants out because of Abdullah, not because it’s not a “wrestling” HoF anymore. As another mentioned (in I think another article), Superstar in requesting this fails to separate business from reality, and therefore, leads us to think he’s crazy.

  18. Austin says:

    @drxfeelgood

    In the last sentence, Billy Graham says that the WWE and the hall of fame is disgusting embarrassing. I assumed he was speaking of both the company and the HOF program. Although I do agree with him. Its a WWE HOF, not a every other promotion HOF.

    Also, the business and reality should have meshed lines. If you don’t take your job as a professional wrestler serious, you aren’t going to get anywhere. Even if you are retired too, because you gave everything for the company. Its like if you have a favorite restaurant because they sell the best burgers in town, then all of a sudden they don’t sell te burger anymore yet instead tacos. You aren’t going to eat there then. Same concept.

  19. Josh says:

    Well not sure if its wrong or not, but I’ve found where Abdullah wrestled a few matches for the WWWF back in ’71 and ’72. Maybe that’s wrong, but if not, well…..i’ll just leave you to decide what that means.

  20. Saint Savage says:

    He will come crawling back when he needs Vince to pay for some more of his health care. Be thankful and quit acting like that cranky old neighbor that loves behind me.

  21. Toni says:

    Looks like he just wants some attention. In all honesty, before reading this, I thought he was dead.

  22. SavagePro says:

    Pete Rose is another one that has no place in the HOF

  23. Josh Roffman says:

    I support his right to want out if he so chooses,but he’s way out of line on his comments. GO Butcher!!!

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