Wrestling Revealed

Vince McMahon

Bob Backlund turning heel

Back in 1984, Vince McMahon asked Bob Backlund to turn heel, even though Backlund was doing the All American Boy gimmick. Backlund refused to go along with the plans because he was concerned about his six year old daughter at the time. Backlund had heard from other wrestlers that their kids would have issues at school because other kids thought that their parents were really bad people.
October 29, 2015
Jimmy Snuka

Backlund bashes Snuka

When asked about his opinions on Jimmy Snuka, Bob Backlund had some interesting things to say. Backlund stated that he never really liked Snuka because of how he handled himself outside of the ring. Backlund even stated that if Snuka was a decent human being, WWE would have put the heavyweight championship on him at one point in time. Snuka is currently on trial for murder.
October 29, 2015
Bob Backlund

Sammartino and Backlund heat

During a recent podcast interview, Bob Backlund revealed some details about the backstage heat between he and Bruno Sammartino. Backlund stated that the two of them were not friendly with one another for two years. Sammartino was a bit upset that Backlund was chosen to replace him as the WWE Heavyweight Champion. Backlund and Sammartino eventually became friends.
October 29, 2015
Bob Backlund

Bob Backlund homeless

To promote his new book, Bob Backlund shared a story about when he started off in the professional wrestling business. He stated that he left home with just his car, clothes and $20. Backlund traveled from Minnesota to Louisiana to wrestle a match. Instead of being paid what he was promised, the former world champion was paid just $5, so he canceled his hotel, bought some tuna and slept in the trunk of his car.
September 18, 2015
Bob Backlund

Verne Gagne funeral controversy

When it was initially reported that Bob Backlund caused an awkward scene at the Verne Gagne funeral, many were under the belief that it was true because the former world heavyweight champion has shown some unusual behaviors in the past. Well, based on what others are now saying about the incident, it was blown out of proportion. Backlund was not purposely trying to disrespect Gagne, something that he has a lot of respect for.
June 4, 2015
Mean Gene Okerlund

Bob Backlund interrupts eulogy

A rather disgusting incident took place during the eulogy for Verne Gagne, who passed away late last month. His son Greg Gagne and Mean Gene Okerlund were the two key speakers at the funeral. For whatever reasons, Bob Backlund rushed to the stage, took the microphone and began cutting a heel promo. Many that attended the event said that it was ridiculously out of place and unwarranted. Backlund has received a lot of heat for the incident.
May 7, 2015
Roman Reigns

John Cena demotion

It's something that a lot of fans have long been begging for, but WWE is finally going to slowly start replacing John Cena as the top star in the company. He would step into the Bruno Sammartino role, while Roman Reigns will step into the Bob Backlund role. For those that do not know about that particular part of wrestling history, Backlund was pushed by the company as the hot new thing even though Sammartino was still the biggest draw.
February 13, 2015