Parks and Recreation Dept.
Join Date: Aug 2011
Re: Bob Backlund 1994
The WWF was into that whole "New Generation" kick at the time, so I don't think the plan was for Bob to have a long Title run. I think it was more about protecting Bret and Diesel and any future matches they were to have. If Diesel out of nowhere pinned Bret for the belt, that would've kept him heel, and Vince's plans were for Nash to be a top babyface.
In the end, Bob was just a scapegoat, like how the Iron Sheik was when Bob didn't wanna drop the gold to Hogan in '84.
I'm a Brock Lesnar Guy.
Arrive, F5, Rinse and Repeat...