EXCLUSIVE: WWE Responds To Billy Graham’s PG Allegations

Nick Paglino

The following was sent exclusively to WrestleZone.com in response to Superstar Billy Graham’s recent allegations regarding why he believes the WWE went to a PG rating:

Dear Chris,

Coincidentally, it seems history is repeating itself in regards to Superstar Billy Graham making disparaging and unfounded comments about World Wrestling Entertainment and Vince McMahon after being removed from WWE’s payroll.  His recent comments about the timing of WWE going PG are invalid and seem to be related to his ill will toward the company following his recent release.

Interestingly, please find attached a letter that Superstar Billy Graham sent to Vince McMahon in May 1996.  Superstar Billy Graham states in the letter he regrets “all of the false statements and inappropriate actions” that he made against Vince after being released from the company in January 1989.  Clearly, Superstar Billy Graham has a pattern of making false statements about WWE and Vince McMahon when he’s no longer on WWE’s payroll.

Superstar Billy Graham was on the WWE payroll from April 2004 – July 2009.  While he was released in April 2009, he was also given severance pay for 90 days.  It is also interesting to note that during this time Superstar Billy Graham benefited financially from various consumer products including a book and DVD. 

Recently, his wife, Valerie, contacted WWE about securing WrestleMania XXVI tickets and inquiring if WWE would be able to use Superstar Billy Graham at WrestleMania XXVI.  It seems odd to receive this type of request when Superstar Billy Graham is publicly trying to discredit WWE.

We thought it was important for you to have this information about Superstar Billy Graham in light of his recent comments about our PG rating.  WWE continues to be committed to creating family-friendly, PG content across all of our platforms including television programming, pay-per-views, digital media and publishing. In recognition of WWE ‘ s family-friendly programming, our network partners rate WWE ‘ s weekly individual programs as PG.  We strive to make our brand suitable and enjoyable to every member of the family regardless of age.

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