‘I’ve never seen this before’: WWE Hall of Famer, who had bigger biceps than Arnold Schwarzenegger, once revealed the secret to Arnie’s bodybuilding success

When someone says bodybuilding, the first name that comes to mind is probably Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Austrian Oak has definitely established itself as a legendary figure in the world of bodybuilding.

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Schwarzenegger has always been a great friend to many professional wrestlers. Additionally, he trained with several wrestlers at the time. One such wrestling legend once spoke of Arnie’s dedication to bodybuilding, which amazed him.

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A few years ago superstar Billy Graham appeared on “The Hannibal TV” for a interview. He recalled a few stories of Arnold Schwarzenegger when they trained together in the gym.

Graham said, “Oh, Arnold was so driven. Arnold Schwarzenegger was so driven, so focused on bodybuilding. It was all mental. The drive he had and the focus he had was beyond anything I had ever seen “I had trained and trained and trained hard, but nothing compared to Arnold’s dedication. I’ve never seen that in my life.”

They both trained for several years together. Moreover, Billy Graham is one of those wrestlers whose physique surprised Schwarzenegger as he says in his WWE Hall of Fame speech. Graham’s biceps measured 22 inches while The Governator’s biceps measured around 20 inches.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger met superstar Billy Graham in 1969 when he first came to the United States for a competition. He remembers this moment because Schwarzenegger had lost to Frank Zane in a physical contest.

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In the same interview, Billy Graham shared that Arnie never wanted to pursue a wrestling career after bodybuilding. Schwarzenegger always wanted to become an actor and pursue a career in Hollywood. However, Graham said The Austrian Oak couldn’t speak proper English to become an actor.

The WWE Hall of Fame said: “I was just really impressed and even more impressed when he told me he was going to be a movie star. I said Arnold, you’re going to be a movie star, he told me very early on, ‘ I’m going to be a movie star and I said, ‘You can’t even speak English, Arnold.’ He had trouble with English.

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Graham remembers telling Schwarzenegger that he would never be a movie star because he didn’t speak English. Additionally, he also helped Arnie enroll in Santa Monica Community College.

However, he credited Schwarzenegger with learning English and rising to the top in Hollywood as well. He impressed Graham all the way Arnold Schwarzenegger achieved what he said he would do.

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The former WWE Champion also shared that Arnie is his daughter’s godfather. Plus, according to Graham, Schwarzenegger took it seriously and was still in touch with his daughter.

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Teresa E. Burton