How could Bob Backlund....? - Wrestling Forum : WWE, TNA, Debate League, Wrestling Videos, Women of Wrestling Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
Humbled
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 3,223
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
           
How could Bob Backlund....?

Why is it that Bob Backlund was WWWF champion for like 6 years? The guy was the definition of bland. Maybe he had great technical skills but there were lots of other good wrestlers that also could put on great promo's. Backlunds second WWF run where he feuded with Bret Hart was more memorable then anything of his first run. i know Sammartino (who had extremely long title reigns) wasn't the most energetic speaker in promo's but the guy had presence and more charisma than backlund. I understand that people were really happy that The iron sheik ended his reign.
Dusty Roids is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 04:55 AM
Asking Meltzer to rate my matches
 
JuviJuiceIsLoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Re: How could Bob Backlund....?

Vince Sr. loved him and he was a draw.

At the end of his run, the fans were turning on him though.

You can see in the video that he wasn't really as over as he used to be and the fans went NUTS when Hogan came out to help him.



JuviJuiceIsLoose is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome