Wrestling By The Numbers: Edward ‘Mike Graham’ Gossett
The professional wrestling world has tragically lost Florida wrestling legend Edward ‘Mike Graham’ Gossett. The 61-year-old Tampa Florida native’s body was found on October 18th by his wife at Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach Florida. Gossett had sadly taken his own life with a single gunshot wound to the head in eerily similar fashion to both his father Eddie Graham and his son Steven Graham. Mike Graham had a 18-year in-ring career that started back in 1972 after having been trained by his father Eddie Graham, Hiro Matsuda and Boris Malenko. In the 1970’s Graham competed for his father’s popular Championship Wrestling From Florida organization and went on to have a stellar career also with Jim Crockett Promotions and the American Wrestling Association.
After Mike Graham’s in-ring career came to an end in 1990 he went on to become a Road Agent for WCW. He was then hired alongside Paul Orndorff, Dwayne Bruce and Pez Whatley as trainers in WCW’s Power Plant facility where he stayed until the collapse of the organization. Graham had worked occasionally for World Wrestling Entertainment in recent years on dvd projects and round table historic discussions. It was announced by his family that funeral proceedings will take place on November 2nd at the Largo Cultural Center in Largo Florida.
Below we look at some of the professional wrestling career of Edward ‘Mike Graham’ Gossett by the numbers…
Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling:
* 2 Matches on JCP / WCW Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Match on JCP / WCW Clash Of The Champions.
* Numerous Matches and Main Events on JCP / WCW Saturday Night.