Old School, cause I'm an old fool....
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The South
Re: Is Bob Backlund overrated/an overachiever?
This is a great question.
I have always thought of Backlund as a right place right time talent.
One thing is for sure he was not over rated as far as abilty. The guy was a great worker.
The problem with Backlund for me is that I believe he held the WWF back, I mean the guy during his first run could not talk people into the building. People who came to see Backlund came to see the WWF champ not Backlund.
Vince Jr. knew it, he wanted Graham to have a longer run, but Sr. wanted a wreslter on top. You can have all the wrestling ability in the world but charisma is what makes a guy special, and there is no denying that Backlund did not have it during his first run. Now his second run was different, he actually thrived then.
Last edited by Greenlawler; 05-28-2012 at 11:38 PM.