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Mike & Eddie were legit father and son.  On one of the WWE Florida shows Mike was the narrator and he called Superstar Billy "Uncle Billy, " but it was tongue in cheek.

So, who were related Kayfabe?


Who were related legit even if their real name wasn't Graham?


Off the top of my head there was Mike, Eddie, Luke, Billy, & Jerry.



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Jerry Jaffe spent most of his career as Dr. Jerry Graham Jr.,starting in 1976. Was he ever endorsed as a Graham by one of the other members of the "family"?

On a slightly related note, Eddie Graham briefly wrestled as Rip Nelson in a tag team with "brother" Art.



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I thinks just Mike and Eddie

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beejmi wrote: I thinks just Mike and Eddie
They were the only legit family. And apart from these two, no other Grahams had any relatives who wrestled.



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Dr. Jerry Graham Eddie Graham"Crazy" Luke Graham"Superstar" Billy Graham
All Kayfabe brothers


"Mad Dog" Steele Graham (Tom Hankins-that name I've heard of) wrestled using the Graham name in California and Mexico. Actually acknowledged as a Graham? Not sure.

Same with Dr. Jerry Graham Jr.. Some announcer may have floated a connection.

Then there some even more obscure wrestlers allegedly connected.


Tommy T. G. Graham ( William Pawlak)

Troy "The Dream Machine/ Warrior" Graham

Crazy Luke Graham Jr. ( Donald J. Jolly)

Gerry " Chubby" Graham (M. Gerald Sadler) Nephew

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I've always thought that billing yourself as a relation of a famous wrestler, with no endorsement or connection to said wrestler, is pretty much the most low-rent gimmick there is. It always amazed me that CW Anderson managed to get his backyard gimmick onto national television. In the Mid-Atlantic indies he even had an Anderson brother, Pat Anderson. On his podcast, Arn Anderson was nice to CW, saying that he didn't mind, because Arn himself wasn't a real Anderson.



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Kriss wrote: On a slightly related note, Eddie Graham briefly wrestled as Rip Nelson in a tag team with "brother" Art

Also wrestled in Texas as Buddy Rogers' kayfabe brother Rip.
Pretty sure I remember SSBG being acknowledged in Florida at one point as "Family"

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And Eddie would NOT let Luke wrestle in Florida as a Graham. He had some other gimmick, iirc,

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There was also Troy Graham, not sure what he was claimed in terms of his relationship to the other Grahams.

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glc wrote: And Eddie would NOT let Luke wrestle in Florida as a Graham. He had some other gimmick, iirc,
The masked El Lobo, later unmasked as James Wolfe.



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glc wrote: And Eddie would NOT let Luke wrestle in Florida as a Graham. He had some other gimmick, iirc,James Wolfe, El Lobo(masked, The Wolf in Spanish), Wolfman Savage.  https://www.wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=bios&wrestler=1659&bild=0&details=7

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I think El Lobo was Luke Graham aka Grady Johnson's Florida identity. Crazy Luke did a number of appearances in Florida for an independent group in the mid 80s where using the Graham name wasn't anything Mike or Eddie had any control over.

Tom Hankins as Steele Graham had Dr. Jerry working with him in a few places. I think he alternately used Roughhouse Graham, or as a nickname with Steele.

In the early 60s, pre SBG, there was a Billy Graham billed in several territories which was an alias of Paul Christy.
Edit... Thanks NjRob for all the Luke Graham aliases.

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There was also an indy wrestler Luke Graham Jr. who used to post on Wrestling classics, I recall. Here's a match of his: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JtgG_4adTI & another he actually wrestled in:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzUjVRq5e-Q

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Kriss wrote: Jerry Jaffe spent most of his career as Dr. Jerry Graham Jr.,starting in 1976. Was he ever endorsed as a Graham by one of the other members of the "family"?

On a slightly related note, Eddie Graham briefly wrestled as Rip Nelson in a tag team with "brother" Art.

Take a look at this link with a magazine with Jerry Graham.  This is one of the only references that I am aware of.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/mint-Wrestling-Revue-Magazine-WWF-NWA-1978-AWA-Graham-Fuji-Casey-Carr-Ladies-CWA/324194305533?hash=item4b7b7c85fd:g:JS8AAOSw4TVduMJN

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