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Wrestler: Troy Graham
Real Name: Troy Roland Thompson Jr.
Birthday:
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Marital Status:
Height & Weight:
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Debut:
Previous Gimmicks: Troy "The Hippie" Graham
Dr. Troy Graham
Troy T. Tyler (Knoxville)
Randy Tyler
The Dream Warrior (Memphis)
Finishing Move:
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: The Mongolians
The Sheepherders
The RockNRoll Express
The Fabulous Ones
Jerry Lawler

  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Tag Team titles w/Porkchop Cash defeating Dutch Mantell & Koko Ware (October 3, 1983);
  • AWA (Memphis) Southern Tag Team titles w/Porkchop Cash defeating The RockNRoll Express (November 14, 1983);
  • NWA Mid American Heavyweight title ();
  • USWA Southern Heavyweight title ();

  • 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 7, 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..