Eldridge Wayne Coleman is a retired American professional wrestler. He is best known under the ring name"Superstar" Billy Graham. While being scouted by the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders, Graham was encouraged by Bob Roop to train with Stu Hart for his Stampede Wrestling promotion. After wrestling briefly under his real name, Graham traveled back to America and joined the National Wrestling Alliance's Los Angeles in a tag team with Dr. Jerry Graham and changed his ring name to Billy Graham.In 1972, Graham's popularity rose significantly during his feud with Verne Gagne in the American Wrestling Association. Graham debuted in the World Wide Wrestling Federation in 1975. After a few stints for the promotion between 1975 and 1976, Graham defeated Bruno Sammartino for the World Heavyweight Championship on April 30, 1977, in Baltimore, Maryland. During his reign, he wrestled across America and even in Japan, facing well-known challengers. One of Graham's most famous matches took place in 1977 in Miami, Florida at the famed Orange Bowl football stadium against then-NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race in a WWWF Championship vs. NWA World Heavyweight Championship unification match.
Graham returned to the now renamed World Wrestling Federation in 1982. On March 14, 2004, Graham was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, the night before WrestleMania XX, by then-World Heavyweight Champion Triple H. On October 3 at WWE Homecoming, Graham participated in a Legends Ceremony with 24 other WWE legends. His profile is known for his tenures in the World Wide / World Wrestling Federation. During his time in the promotion, he became a one time WWF Champion.