Before WWE started calling every tom, dick and Harry in the roster Superstar, there was only one, Superstar Billy Graham who defined the word in every sense. Trained in the Hart Dungeon, he started his career in the name of Billy Graham as a tribute to his Evangelist, he shot to fame in his feud with none other than Verne Gagne of AWA, another legend often overlooked.
By the time he took to WWWF, he was one of the notorious heel who bent the rules, taunted the crowd and became the first heel after defeating Bruno Sammartino who held the title for 296 days when heel won the title was merely for transitional purpose.
He moved on to fight Harley Race of NWA for WWWF vs NWA championship for an hour and holds the distinction of 95% sold out in MSG with 19 of 20 shows, highest for any superstar.
A glimpse of his personality can be caught in Austin Idol, Hulk Hogan (who went on to rip of his "Brother" promos shamelessly), Scott Steiner, HHH, Jesse "The Body" Ventura. He is with 13 titles to his name and is a member of Pro-wrestling/WWE/Wrestling Observer Hall of fames.
Did he get his due credit with the current generation and the wrestlers even who took it up from him?