Revisiting a life spent on the ropes

Superstar Billy Graham, others to appear at the Capitol Wrestling Legends Fanfest

August 10, 2006|By KEVIN ECK | KEVIN ECK,SUN REPORTER

Years before professional wrestling became a pop culture phenomenon punctuated by pay-per-view extravaganzas and pyrotechnics, Wayne Coleman was clearly ahead of his time.

Performing as Superstar Billy Graham, with tie-dyed attire, bleached-blond hair and a chiseled, bronze physique, and spouting Muhammad Ali-inspired jive talk, Coleman provided a vivid diversion during wrestling's era of dimly lit arenas and grainy UHF stations in the 1970s.

Capitol Wrestling Legends Fanfest Tomorrow through Sunday; Doubletree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville; 30 professional wrestling legends are scheduled to appear. Information: capitollegends.com

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