SUPERSTAR BILLY GRAHAM: "Stone Cold' Steve Austin gives heartfelt tribute to "Superstar" Billy Graham (

Posted on 5/19/123 by Casey Carver

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin is sharing his fond memories of
"Superstar" Billy Graham and the huge impact he had on
professional wrestling ... after the WWE Hall of Famer
passed away on Wednesday.

"I watched his career very intently," Austin told TMZ Sports
this week. "He started becoming so entertaining with his
promos that the crowd was starting to like him, which is
what happened to me."

"He was great. He was all about the showmanship of it and
the physique, and he was a different vibe and a helluva
promo. He influenced a whole lot of people."

Billy died Wednesday with his wife, Valerie, and their
daughter by his side ... after battling "very serious health
issues" that left him hospitalized in the ICU for three

Despite now being gone, it's clear Graham will not be
forgotten ... fellow Superstars like Ric Flair, X-Pac, and
Bubba Ray Dudley have all expressed condolences after his

As for what Steve's up to these days ... the "Texas
Rattlesnake" told us a wild story about him officiating a
wedding on his "Stone Cold Takes on America" show, which
airs Sundays at 10 PM on A&E.

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