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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Bob_BacklundBob Backlund - Wikipedia

    Bob Backlund. Robert Louis Backlund (born August 14, 1949) is an American retired amateur and professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances in the World Wide Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Federation from 1976 to 1984 and in the 1990s, where he held the WWWF Championship / WWF Championship on two occasions.

    • 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
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    • 234 lb (106 kg)
    • 1973
  2. In reality, Bob Backlund is a little bit of both. Born in Minnesota in 1949, Backlund was a natural athlete who excelled in football, wrestling and track. His remarkable abilities took him to North Dakota State University where he played football and wrestled, becoming one of the only men to ever win an NCAA championship in both sports.

  3. www.imdb.com › name › nm0045682Bob Backlund - IMDb

    Bob Backlund, Actor: Pro Wrestling USA. Robert Louis Backlund is an American retired amateur and professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances in the World Wide Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Federation from 1976 to 1984 and in the 1990s, where he held the WWWF Championship/WWF Championship on two occasions.

  4. Bob Backlund Stands Up to an Uncivil Truck Driver. Bob Backlund is known to be a respectful, even-keel man outside of the ring who likes keeping his nose clean and staying out of trouble. That said, being a professional wrestler has its way of putting an invisible target on your back. It is not uncommon for wrestlers to be heckled by the ...

    • Making Darren Young Great Again. Backlund’s most recent -- and all too brief -- run with WWE had him taking Darren Young under his (Crossface Chicken)wing, becoming Young’s mentor/coach/manager in 2016 until Young got injured in 2017.
    • Quitting Against Bret Hart For Real. Bob Backlund’s signature submission move was the Crossface Chicken Wing, which was a natural fit for his aforementioned “I Quit” match against Bret Hart.
    • His First Payday. After wrestling his first match in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a young and naive Bob Backlund was expecting a huge payday. Allocating the imaginary money in his head -- some for a nice hotel, some for a steak dinner, some going back home to help out family -- he was crushed to find out that his payment amounted to five dollars.
    • His WWE Return. Backlund returned to WWE in 1992 and spent a couple of years continuing his vanilla babyface persona but found it wasn’t going over with fans as it did before.
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