'Superstar' Billy Graham Hospitalized: Updates on Former WWE Star's Status

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured Columnist

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WWE Hall of Famer "Superstar" Billy Graham was hospitalized Tuesday night to undergo a medical procedure because of internal bleeding. While Graham is expected to fully recover, it is uncertain when he will be discharged

Continue for updates. 


Latest on Graham's Recovery

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Graham's son, Joseph Miluso, told Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet that Graham's bleeding is under control and that his doctors expect him to make a full recovery.


Great Northern Wrestling Releases Statement on Graham

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Per the statement (h/t Raj Giri of WrestlingInc.com), Graham is set to undergo an unnamed medical procedure Wednesday:

GNW has been informed through his wife Valerie that former WWE Champion and WWE Hall of Famer "Superstar" Billy Graham has been admitted to the Mayo Clinic due to some serious medical symptoms. Graham will undergo a procedure Wednesday morning to identify the cause of his medical issues.


Graham Stands Out for Innovative Style

Graham revealed in a March Facebook post that he faced a "life or death" hip surgery due to his status as a diabetic.

The 73-year-old Graham is regarded as one of the most flamboyant and charismatic Superstars to ever grace the squared circle.

He is a former WWE world heavyweight champion who famously ended Bruno Sammartino's nearly four-year run with the title in 1977.

Graham is also often viewed as the precursor to Hulk Hogan because of his massive muscles, colorful wardrobe and high-energy promos.

WWE recognized his contributions to the company and the wrestling business as a whole in 2004 when he was among the headliners for the fourth Hall of Fame class.

The Arizona native is a true wrestling trailblazer, and his larger-than-life character was in many ways a precursor to the sports entertainment style that made WWE the most successful company in the history of professional wrestling.

   

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