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  Bob Backlund Recalls 1971 Championship Win - NCAA Sports.com
Backlund pulled double-duty as a wrestler and football player on an NDSU team that secured a spot in a bowl game that season, keeping Backlund away from the wrestling mats longer than usual.
Backlund was the second student-athlete from North Dakota State to claim a championship in front of a delighted hometown crowd at the 1971 tournament.
Backlund was happy in pro wrestling, too, which made it difficult for him to find a new occupation when he went on hiatus from the business in 1984.
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  Wrestling Encyclopedia
Robert Backlund was born on August 14, 1950 in Princeton, Minnesota, a modest suburb northwest of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Bob Backlund had already earned a reputation as one of the sport’s premier grapplers when he subsequently arrived in Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation in 1978.
Bob Backlund’s long reign was a shift in philosophy for the newly renamed World Wrestling Federation, which had traditionally featured powerful brawlers with magnetic personalities, such as Graham, Sammartino, and Ivan Koloff, as its main titleholders.
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 Bob Backlund - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bob Backlund (born August 14, 1950) an American professional wrestler and minor politician.
Backlund joined the WWWF and became the World Champion on February 20, 1978 defeatng "Superstar" Billy Graham.
Backlund reappeared in wrestling in 1994 in what was billed as a sort of "old generation vs. new generation" match with Bret Hart.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Bob_Backlund   (482 words)

 Bob Backlund - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Backlund was an amateur wrestler at North Dakota State University, winning the Division II NCAA Championship at 190 pounds in 1971.
Backlund lost the title on December 26, 1983 to the Iron Sheik, when his manager Arnold Skaaland threw in the towel while Backlund was locked in the Camel Clutch.
Backlund's final reign as WWF Champion was short-lived, however, as he lost the title on November 26 to Diesel (Kevin Nash) at Madison Square Garden, home of many of Backlund's victories in the 1970s and 1980s.
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 Bob Backlund   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bob Backlund is one of the greatest technical pro wrestlers of all time.
Backlund was a true champion who met and defeated the best in the pro wrestling world from mid 1970 to 1983.
Backlund had a retirement of sorts from professional wrestling, and later returned to the WWF in 1993, where he enjoyed some success, highlighted by a classic feud with Bret "Hitman" Hart.
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 BobBacklund.com - Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bob could continue preaching the things that were right, and gather a huge response from the crowd.
Backlund believed that if he was going to win votes, he would have to reach out to the real people.
Backlund went to concerts at the Meadows to spread his word to the younger voters, and to cafes and restaurants in the city to sit and have lunch with fellow citizens.
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 Professional Wrestling Flashback: Bob Backlund and the Chicken Wing - Associated Content   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bob Backlund was the WWF Champion from 1978 until 1983.
And Bob Backlund was the WWE (then known as WWF) Heavyweight Champion of the World.
Bob Backlund was the master of the chicken wing.
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 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
December 26, 1983: The Iron Sheik defeated Bob Backlund for the WWF title when Arnold Scaaland (manager) threw in the towel..
January 1984: Bob Backlund left the World Wrestling Federation shortly after and disappeared from the spotlight..
1993: Bob Backlund made his inspirational return to the WWF as a mid-card babyface..
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Backlund was also an accomplished amateur wrestler wrestling for the North Dakota State Bisons in the late 1960s to early 1970s.
Backlund was trained for a professional wrestling career by legendary wrestling trainer Eddie Sharkey and made his debut for the American Wrestling Association in 1973.
Backlund, whose persona remained the same as it was in his heyday seemed to be out of step with the evolution of the WWF, many fans did not even remember him, as he had left just prior to Vince McMahon's national expansion.
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 Bob_Backlund - The Wordbook Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Backlund was an amateur wrestler at North Dakota State University, winning the Division II NCAA Championship at 190 pounds in 1971.
Backlund feuded with Papa Shango in a storyline in which Shango was supposedly using his voodoo powers to cause Backlund to lose control of himself.
Backlund's second reign as WWF Champion was short-lived, however, as he lost the title on November 26 to Diesel at Madison Square Garden, home of many of Backlund's victories in the 1970s and 1980s.
www.thewordbook.com /Bob_Backlund   (2222 words)

 CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - For Backlund, it's still about motivation
Backlund's rise from an impoverished childhood in Minnesota to the top ranks of pro wrestling is a story befitting an "All-American boy," which is the way he was portrayed - accurately - during his time in the ring.
Bob Backlund" was a heel alarmed by the deterioration of standards and morals in and out of wrestling.
Backlund made sporadic appearances in the late 1990s as he sought a new direction for his life.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Wrestling/2004/09/01/611809.html   (1677 words)

 Professional Wrestling Online Museum - Spotlight on Bob Backlund
Bob Backlund's emergence served as a defining point in the evolution of professional wrestling as he seemed to serve as the end the old school, babyface, technical wrestling as the industry became more corporate and full of glitz, glamour and bigger than life characters.
Backlund, as he demanded to be called, surprised then champion Bret Hart, defeating him after applying his finishing hold, the cross-faced chicken wing..
Bob Backlund faced many of the top stars of his time and was considered by many as he most technically sound wrestler of the all.
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 WWE: Inside WWE > Title History > WWE Championship > 19780220 - Bob Backlund
Bob Backlund utilized his supreme technical and mat wrestling skills to take down and defeat “Superstar” Billy Graham.
Backlund had Graham in a pinning predicament, but Graham got his foot on the ropes.
The referee was out of position to see the champ’s foot, though, and his hand hit the mat for the three count giving Backlund his first WWE Championship.
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 Nobuhiko Takada vs Bob Backlund - Death Valley Driver Video Review Message Board
Backlund rolling out like a real wrestler would in trying to get an ankle pick and Takada having speed and awareness early on to avoid was cool.
Backlund being tentative early in locking up and succumbing to two kicks and selling them in that great pissed off Backlund way and then finally timing it so he catches leg and gets a takedown to a huuuuge pop was good stuff.
Backlund is a pretty one-dimensional mat / submission wrestler when it comes to UWF style but his stiff forearm smash does the job.
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 Bob Backlund
Alla fine del 1980, Bob Backlund tornò a difendere la cintura dei pesi massimi contro il campione NWA Harley Race, ed in entrambe le occasioni il match finì con una squalifica con entrambi i wrestler intenti a dimostrare chi fosse il miglior campione dei pesi massimi.
Nel 1982, Bob Backlund iniziò una serie di incontri contro uno dei più importanti, se non il più importante campione dei pesi massimi NWA, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair; questi due fenomenali atleti, lottarono dando sempre il 100%, in ogni mossa o in un semplice sguardo intimidatorio atto per dimostrare di che pasta erano fatti.
Nel 1995, Bob diventò co-manager, assieme a The Iron Sheik, di The Sultan, personaggio che non durò comunque un granché ed impersonato dal wrestler conosciuto anche col nome di Rikishi.
www.wrestlingworld.it /Historical/Biografie/bobbacklund/bobbacklundbio.htm   (915 words)

 PowerWrestling.com - Pro Wrestling News, Profiles, Results & More!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Backlund never expected this from the 123 Kid and the Kid tries to pin Bob in the early goings but is unable to.
Backlund doesn't release the hold right away and Bret Hart comes to the ring to get at Bob Backlund, but Bob and Bret are both held back by WWE officials.
Bob had the chicken wing on Bret for a second, and then Bob says that it was a reminder of what Bret is going to feel at the Survivor Series.
www.powerwrestling.com /reports/results/1994/november/raw11-14-94.shtml   (1155 words)

 Help:Importing Pages - iA wiki
But in October of 1983 a storyline of Backlund and the Iron Sheik was going on with a main event at MSG for the title.
Backlund never gave up but his manager Arnold Skaalund threw in the towel which gave the Sheik the belt.
Bob Backlund will always go down in WWF history as one of the greatest champions of all time.
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 Dave's Wrestling Archives
WWF Royal Rumble 1993: Bob Backlund (by Yokozuna) was the 28th man eliminated after entering the ring at number 2.
WWF Royal Rumble 1994: Bob Backlund (by Diesel) was the 7th superstar eliminated after entering the ring at number 8.
WWF Royal Rumble 1995: Bob Backlund (by Lex Luger) was the 17th superstar eliminated after entering the ring at number 25.
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 SLAM! Wrestling Guest Column
Backlund, a Princeton, Minnesota, native, and former NCAA amateur wrestling champion, captured the title from Graham on a wintery Monday night, February 20, 1978, in New York's famed Madison Square Garden.
Backlund felt it was important to be a "hero" to the fans, especially the younger ones, refusing to let his established "good-guy" character die.
Backlund eventually returned to the WWF in 1993 as a "good guy," but was unable to "get over" with the fans, and later, decided to do a heel-turn, which saw him gain some revenge from his original manager, Arnold Skaaland, and gained the WWF title, albeit for a short run, for another reign.
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 Bob Backlund - Spotlight - Maple Leaf Wrestling - Pictorial
Bob Backlund would debut in Toronto in 1978 after beating the seemingly unbeatable Superstar Graham for the WWWF Title.
In 1982 Backlund’s feud with Superfly Jimmy Snuka would thrill the fans and end with a cage match to settle the score.
Backlund would make his last area appearance with a decisive victory over Playboy Buddy Rose in a Texas Death Match in 1982 and we wouldn't see the WWF Title defended here again until post-84.
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 WrestlingClassics.com Message Board: Was Bob Backlund any good?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Backlund was the last "pure wrestler" champion, and everything about him was old school, from the color of his minimalist ring apparel (matching green, blue, or fl trunks and socks) to his moves, which were abundant and varied.
Bob is said to be the "finest condition of any pro athlete." If that's true, his workouts must be so hard that it wears him out for the matches.
Bob mentioned that his grandmother was blind, and that the only way she knew he was champion was to feel the belt.
www.wrestlingclassics.com /.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=6;t=006880   (4253 words)

 Ring of Honor Discussion Forum - Bob Backlund vs Bryan Danielson
In several interviews, Bob Backlund has said he has one more run in him.
I know i do, as Backlund is my favorite "Old School"(the wwwf before hogan became champ) champion and Danielson is my favorite ROH champ ever.
He's awesome as a character too, I advise anyone who's only seen 90's WWF Backlund to watch his match with Takada from 1988 and have your mind blown.
www.rohwrestling.com /messageBoard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=29757   (572 words)

 WrestleLine.com: Columns - The Plancha Ranch By Zac Hanscom - Pro Wrestling Opinion and Analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Backlund was wrestling "Superstar" Billy Graham for the title at Madison Square Garden when he did a nip up and caught the Hulk-Hogan-prototype in a pretty fancy roll-up, the name of which I can't remember.
Backlund was champion for five-and-a-half years, but on two or three separate occasions, he left the ring without his title belt, or not the champion.
Backlund's first title loss was at the end of the 1970s, on November 30, 1979, in Tokushima, Japan.
www.wrestleline.com /columns/plancha/plancha072205.shtml   (1221 words)

 Ring of Honor Discussion Forum - Bob Backlund vs Bryan Danielson
And better yet, Backlund doing the psycho role and railing against the things he thinks are wrong with ROH would be money.
For some reason, I love the idea of Backlund coming in for a Sammartino-style deal, where he gets honored and he puts over the company, only to have Chris Hero and Jimmy Rave get in his ear and turn him against "the plebians" that plague ROH, setting up a match, if not a run.
At any rate, if Backlund (who's got to be pushing 60 by now) is really in the shape that others say he is (and it would be completely consistent with everything we know about him) I would absolutely love to see this match.
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 Movie Poop Shoot - Kentucky Fried Rasslin'
Another Backlund match from Philly that I watched, a title defense against Adrian Adonis (before the “Adorable” gimmick), was on the other end of the, uh, Spectrum: several missed moves, including a botched finish.
Backlund was hardly Ric Flair in the former WWF champ’s only bout with Dusty Rhodes, held in Japan.
By mid-1983, after Backlund had cut his hair shorter and shorter until eventually it was a crewcut and his physique had started to fade, the fans were clearly ready for someone new.
www.moviepoopshoot.com /wrestling/41.html   (1429 words)

 Bob Backlund vs Sgt. Slaughter - Death Valley Driver Video Review Message Board
On one hand, you have Sarge bumping like a champ for Backlund, a nice gusher to increase the violence level, retribution from the previous match, and some great spots.
Slaughter had low-blowed Backlund in the very beginning of the match so I would say it was called for.
I love Sarge and liked how Backlund was in fight mode unlike the first match where he would go back to wrestling.
board.deathvalleydriver.com /index.php?showtopic=280   (1077 words)

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