The worst thing WWE could do right now is “surprise” all of us at WrestleMania with Hulk Hogan making his return to the company after he was essentially erased from memory on the company’s website. Yes, I fully understand WWE is desperate for a successful WrestleMania 32 in Dallas with a depleted roster and the feeling of a lackluster performance so far by Roman Reigns as...
The WWE will present its 29th edition of the Survivor Series this Sunday. Some of pro wrestling’s most memorable moments have taken place on the WWE’s grand November stage. In celebration of 28 years of Survivor Series I present my top 10 memorable moments in WWE Survivor Series history. 10 – Owen screws Bret…Survivor Series 1994. Yes the first time that Bret Hart got screwed...
Bob Backlund’s autobiography, Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling’s World Champion is an inspirational story of how one man’s journey of hard work, dedication, desire, and a strong moral compass propelled Backlund to be one of the most successful pro wrestlers in WWE history. I am not sure how to do this book justice with any kind of a review. It is arguably...
Former WWE champion Bob Backlund talks about his career including his WWF title win and loss, Vince McMahon, heel turn, Hulk Hogan, ECW Incident, and More. The post Pro Wrestling Radio: WWE HOF Bob Backlund Interview appeared first on Pro Wrestling Radio.
Bob Backlund was a great storyteller in a WWE ring but the former WWF champion is telling his greatest story ever with his new autobiography. I was lucky enough to get some time with the champ who talked about his legendary career with me for almost a full 90 minutes. Bob Backlund is a name that doesn’t get the recognition he deserves by the WWE. A nearly six-year WWF title reign...
Bob Backlund was king of the WWE for five years as WWF world champion and has recently published an autobiography chronicling his career. Backlund is doing media to promote his book and is offering harsh words on several of his former colleagues. I am a little partial to Backlund as I grew up in the Backlund era and was a big fan of his work. I find Bob’s contributions to be highly...
Outspoken. Opinionated. Political and a great American. Donald Trump? No, rather another person who has graced the WWWF/WWE ring, takes pride in his country -- and has run for office -- former champion Bob Backlund. His political beliefs and staunch opinions came to the front toward the end of his wrestling career, when he went from Bob Backlund to Mr. Backlund. A character that...
Nothing gets better for me than the drama of a great heel turn. The WWE has featured some of the best over the last several decades. Thanks to memory and a little bit of YouTube I was able to go back and pontificate on what I found to be the 10 best heel turns in WWE history. I have always loved a great heel turn. The problem with most heel turns today and for the last decade is...
After Kelly Olynyk went Bob Backlund on Kevin Love we all knew Cleveland should be hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. From reports out here the worst has arrived as Love is expecting to be out the rest of the playoffs because a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Because of the sketchy reports I think the Cavs are trying to leave a small window open for his return next...
Welcome! With the arrival of the “Monday Night War” documentary series on the WWE Network, I decided to go back and watch the WWF pay-per-views (most of the Raws are not there yet) from the debut of Raw and beyond.
Many of us who liked 80s pro wrestling and watched such WWF shows as Championship Wrestling and Prime Time Wrestling have grown nostalgic for those golden days. After hours and hours of scientific research, I have concluded that you may be a WWF pro wrestling fan from the 1980s if:
I am not a big fan of “what ifs” but a recent podcast discussion got me thinking. What would have happened in 1984 if Hulk Hogan wasn’t available to the WWF? Who could Vince McMahon Jr. pick to beat the Iron Sheik and lead his quest to take over the world of pro wrestling?
I spent many Saturdays watching WWE (WWF) stars squash preliminary wrestlers in one-sided affairs. Today I pay tribute to these unsung warriors and look back at the most memorable WWF jobbers of the 80s.
While fans may irate at Triple H and Stephanie for stripping Daniel Bryan of the WWE world title, they are hardly the first executives to make that decision. Here is a look back at the history of vacated WWE titles and the circumstances behind those controversial decisions.
Anyone familiar with the history of The Ultimate Warrior was eagerly anticipating what kind of whacky, crazy speech Jim Hellwig would give at the WWE Hall of Fame. Yet it was a forgotten wrestling hero whose speech is making headlines.
it’s fun to take a look back at WrestleMania results and play arm-chair booker. It’s also fun to look at the cards and think “Holy crap, why did the book that match?” and most of all looking at guys who in the previous year were relevant to the company, but were now just filling the card.
One of the favorite things about the WWE Royal Rumble in recent years has been the inclusion of surprise entrants. For months before a Royal Rumble, fans are speculating and attempting to predict which former stars will return for just a few minutes of nostalgic glory.
Nothing gets better for me than the drama of a great heel turn. The WWE has featured some of the best over the last several decades. Thanks to memory and a little bit of YouTube I was able to go back and pontificate on what I found to be the 10 best heel turns in WWE history.
One of the most interesting to debate is world champion. There were a lot of great ones for sure, but a look back at the historic list of former WWE champions reveals several disappointments throughout the long lineage of champions.
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