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Troy Graham

Title History

 

  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Bill Dundee defeating Wayne Ferris & Tojo Yamamoto (March 16, 1981);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Bill Dundee defeating Mr. Onita & Masa Fuchi (April 6, 1981);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Bill Dundee defeating Wayne Ferris & Kevin Sullivan (May 18, 1981);
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Steve Keirn (August 16, 1981);
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (September 7, 1981);
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jimmy Valiant (October ??, 1981);
  • CWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating ???????? (April 19, 1982);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Jim Mitchell defeating Ron Bass & Stan Lane (August 9, 1982);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Rick McGraw defeating Steve Regal & Spike Huber (September 25, 1982);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Bobby Eaton defeating Steve Keirn & Stan Lane (November 22, 1982);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Porkchop Cash defeating Koko Ware & Dutch Mantell (October 3, 1983);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Porkchop Cash defeating Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton (November 14, 1983);
  • USWA Heavyweight title defeating Brian Christopher (June 6, 1994);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • 1978-79: Troy Graham wrestled as fan favorite Troy “The Hippie” Graham and frequently tagged with Tom “Boogaloo” Shaft..
  • Early 1980: Troy Graham wrestled as Troy T. Tyler in Ron Fuller’s Knoxville territory..
  • Jimmy Hart introduced the masked “Dream Machine”, whose sole purpose was to eliminate Jerry Lawler!
  • ~~~The Dream Machine (Troy Graham) was unmasked after a match with Jerry “The King” Lawler..
  • 1982: Rick McGraw formed a tag team with Troy Graham known as “New York Dolls” in Memphis managed by Jimmy Hart..
  • 1983: Troy Graham formed a tag team with Porkchop Cash known as the Bruise Brothers and feuded with the Sheepherders..
  • ~~~The Bruise Brothers were members of Jimmy Hart’s original First Family faction out in the Memphis territory..
  • October 3, 1983: The Bruise Brothers defeated Dutch Mantell & Koko Ware for the AWA Southern Tag Team titles..
  • November 7, 1983: The RockNRoll Express defeated The Bruise Brothers for the AWA Southern Tag Team titles..
  • November 14, 1983: The Bruise Brothers defeated The RockNRoll Express for the AWA Southern Tag Team titles..
  • November 29, 1983: The Fabulous Ones defeated The Bruise Brothers for the AWA Southern Tag Team titles..
  • Late 1984: Troy Graham was replaced by Maddog Boyd in the Bruise Brothers tag team..
  • Mid-80s: Troy Graham worked as the manager of The Interns (Roger Smith & Don Bass) as “Dr. Troy Graham” in Memphis..
  • March 4, 2002: Troy R. Thompson Jr. passed away at the age of 47 at his Memphis home of a heart attack..
  • ~~~Troy Graham will be remembered as a great wrestler and one of the best interviews in the business..