Longtime professional wrestler who was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. In addition to wrestling, he is also known for being President of the NWA from 1976 to 1978.
He began wrestling at age seventeen under the name Rip Rogers.
Both of his retinas were detached as a result of a 75-pound window falling on his head in 1968. He was awarded $23,000 by The Florida Legislature following the accident.
His son, Mike Graham, also became a professional wrestler.
He famously feuded with Boris Malenko in 1966.