It Came From YouTube: Superstar Billy Graham- Karate Champion, and champion of boring promos!

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Crapper Paul S. writes:

Imagine that you somehow sucked all of the charisma out of Scott Steiner and put him in a karate gimmick a six year old wouldn’t believe. Well that’s precisely what happened to Billy Ghraham and here’s a promo to prove it.

Paul, I think you’ve stumbled onto the cure for Insomnia!


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5 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Superstar Billy Graham- Karate Champion, and champion of boring promos!"
  1. John C says:

    Superstar looks like he’s reading his promo off cue cards. Karate Billy was a awful gimmick and killed off his days as a big draw. His personality went from being SUPERSTAR BILLY GRAHAM into being Billy Gunn.

  2. Gotchism For Life says:

    You can so easily see he thought it was stupid, and it was.

    Karate gimmicks stink. Always have, always will.

    I like Shoot Style wrestling which has plenty of martial arts strikes, but no one is portrayed as a karate expert. The shoot style wrestlers know how to use the techniques and they just use them.

    A guy who hasn’t mastered something but portray a character that does is cheesy.

    Examples include Van Hammer’s guitar, Shane Douglas’ skateboard and Larry Zybysko’s nunchucks

    • Ricky Ray Ciabatta says:

      Van Hammer was the bestest. Was he ever inducted here?

    • PaulS says:

      I think what separated Larry Zabisco’s Martial Arts gimmick from other ones is that I think we weren’t supposed to believe for a second he was a karate master. He was just a guy who wanted people to think he was a badass and was using the nunchucks to cheat even though he couldn’t swing them properly.

  3. MistaMaddog says:

    Graham’s hair was for promos like Samson’s hair was for strength…

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