Bob Backlund



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 242 lbs

Real Name: Bob Backlund

DOB: 8/14/49

Hometown: Princton, Minnesota

Other Names: "Mr. Bob Backlund" (WWF)

Wrestler Since: 1973

Finishing Maneuver: Cross-Face Chickenwing

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #301(1996), #55(1995), #86(1994), #64(1993), #46(1992), #54(1991)

Official Website: http://www.backlund2000.com/

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (17 - 14, 3 DCOs, 2 Draws)
- Los Angeles Battle Royal '78 = Backlund won the Battle Royal.
- NWA/WWWF World Title Unification (February 23, '78) = Backlund, as the WWWF Champion, fought to a Draw with NWA World Champ, Harley Race.
- NWA/WWWF World Title Unification (October 29, '78) = Backlund, as the WWWF Champ, once again fought to a Draw with NWA World Champ, Harley Race.
- AWA/WWWF Title Unification (March 25, '79) = Backlund, as the WWWF Champ, fought to a Double Countout with AWA World Champ Nick Bockwinkle.
- Florida "Last Tangle in Tampa" (August 3, '80) = Backlund stayed the WWF Champ, beating Don Muraco.
- WWF Showdown at Shea (August 9, '80) = Backlund & Pedro Morales won a "Three Falls" Match over the Wild Samoans, winning the WWF Tag Titles.
- WWF/NWA Title Unification (September 22, '80) = Backlund, as the WWF World Champ, won, via DQ, over the NWA World Champ, Harley Race.
- WWF/NWA World Title Unification (November 7, '80) = Backlund, as the WWF World Champ, lost, via DQ, to NWA World Champ, Harley Race.
- NJPW 1st Annual MSG Tag-Team League (November/December '80) = Backlund & Antonio Inoki beat Hulk Hogan & Stan Hansen in the finals.
- NWA/WWF World Title Unification (July 4, '82) = In two matches, Backlund, as the WWF World Champion, fought to a Double Countout with NWA World Champ, Ric Flair.
- WWF Brawl To End It All (July 23, '84) = Backlund forced Paul Vachon to submit.
- NWA/AWA Star Wars (February 24, '85) = Backlund pinned Billy Robinson. Later that night, Backlund & Jimmy Valiant competed in a "Tag-Team Battle Royal", which was won by Sgt. Slaughter.
- AWA Starcage '85 (April 21) = Backlund & Brad Rheingans beat Larry Zbysko & Butch Reed.
- UWF Beach Brawl '91 (June 9) = Backlund defeated Ivan Koloff.
- UWFI Sumo Hall (December 22, '91) = Backlund forced Yoji Antoh to submit.
- WWF Royal Rumble '93 = Backlund competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Yokozuna.
- WWF Wrestlemania IX ('93) = Backlund fell to Razor Ramon.
- WWF UK Rampage '93 (April 11) = Backlund pinned Damian Demento.
- WWF Yokozuna Bodyslam Challenge (July 4, '93) = Backlund attempted to slam Yokozuna, but could not succeed.
- WWF Royal Rumble '94 = Backlund competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Bret Hart & Lex Luger.
- WWF Survivor Series '94 = Backlund won a "Submission" Match over Bret Hart, becoming the WWF World Heavyweight Champion.
- WWF Royal Rumble '95 = Backlund competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Shawn Michaels.
- WWF Wrestlemania XI ('95) = Backlund lost an "I Quit" Match to Bret Hart.
- USWA Mid-South Coliseum (April 24, '95) = Backlund & Tommy Rich were beaten by Brian Christopher & Bill Dundee.
- WAR Sumo Hall (July 7, '95) = Backlund, Jimmy Snuka & Mil Mascaras defeated Hector Garza & the Eliminators.
- WWF In Your House #5 (December 17, '95) = In a dark match, Backlund fell to Savio Vega.
- WWF Royal Rumble '96 = Backlund competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Shawn Michaels.
- Battlarts B Cup Tournament '98 (October/November) = Backlund defeated Daisuke Ikeda and the Great Sasuke, but lost to Yuki Ishikawa in the finals.
- WWF Royal Rumble '00 = Backlund competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by the Rock.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome (October 8, '01) = Backlund & Tatsumi Fujinami beat Terry & Dory Funk Jr.
- TNA Slammiversary '07 (June 17) = Backlund defeated Alex Shelley.
- TNA Victory Road '07 (July 15) = Backlund & Jerry Lynn fell to the Murder City Machine Guns.
- WWE WrestleMania 29 (April 7) = Backlund was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Title Summary:
- NWA Georgia Tag-Team Champion w/ Jerry Brisco (10/75 - 12/75)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion w/ Steve Keirn (76 - 10/76)
- NWA Missouri Heavyweight Champion (4/23/76 - 11/26/76)
- WWWF/WWF Heavyweight Champion (2/20/78 - 11/30/79)
- WWF Heavyweight Champion(2) (12/12/79 - 10/19/81)
- WWF Tag-Team Champion w/ Pedro Morales (8/09/80 - 8/10/80)
- WWF World Heavyweight Champion(3) (11/23/81 - 12/26/83)
- WWF World Heavyweight Champion(4) (11/23/94 - 11/26/94)
- WAR World 6-Man Tag-Team Champion w/ Scott Putski & the Warlord (8/26/94 - 9/01/94)

PWI Achievement Awards: (8 wins, 8 1st RUs, 4 2nd RUs, 7 3rd RUs)
- 1976 Rookie of the Year
- 1977 Wrestler of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1977 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Backlund vs. Greg Gagne)
- 1977 Most Popular Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1977 Most Inspirational Wrestler
- 1978 Wrestler of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 1978 Match of the Year (Backlund vs. Superstar Graham)
- 1978 Most Popular Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1978 Most Improved Wrestler, 1st Runner-Up
- 1979 Wrestler of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1979 Match of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Backlund vs. Pat Patterson)
- 1979 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Backlund vs. Nick Bockwinkel)
- 1980 Wrestler of the Year
- 1980 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Backlund vs. Dusty Rhodes)
- 1981 Wrestler of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 1981 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Backlund vs. Don Muraco)
- 1981 Most Popular Wrestler, 1st Runner-Up
- 1981 Most Inspirational Wrestler
- 1982 Wrestler of the Year
- 1982 Match of the Year (Backlund vs. Jimmy Snuka)
- 1982 Match of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Backlund vs. Ric Flair)
- 1983 Wrestler of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1984 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1985 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Backlund vs. Rick Martel)
- 1992 Comeback of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 1994 Comeback of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 1994 Most Hated Wrestler