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An introductory guide to the early WWE Champions

The WWE Championship became a piece of pop culture when Hulk Hogan grabbed it in 1984, but what did the title mean when it was held by Superstars like Stan Stasiak and "Superstar" Billy Graham? WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel educates us all on the early WWE Champions.

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The most controversial nights in the WWE Championship's history

The WWE Championship is usually associated with glory and honor when it’s awarded to a Superstar who has reached the pinnacle of his craft. With every Superstar on the roster aiming to claim it for himself, however, it’s quite easy for the title to become mired in controversy....

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Watch the entire 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on digital pay-per-view

Watch the entire 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on digital pay-per-view

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Don't miss the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony tonight on USA Network!

The 2013 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will be broadcast tonight on USA Network. Also, for the first time ever, the WWE Universe can access exclusive content on WWE Active during the WWE Hall of Fame special.

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2013 WWE Hall of Fame inductees react to epic Madison Square Garden enshrinement

As the epic 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony drew to its close, the evening's inductees, presenters, and guests of honor took a moment to share their thoughts with WWE.com.

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Maria Menounos to induct Bob Backlund into the WWE Hall of Fame

When Bob Backlund is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, he will have one of his biggest fans cementing his legacy. “Extra” host Maria Menounos will induct the former WWE Champion on Saturday, April 6, inside “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden.

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Champions in enemy territory

Relive the shocking moments where WWE, WCW and ECW champions left their home promotion and showed up in enemy territory.

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Bob Backlund announced as WWE Hall of Fame 2013 inductee

Former WWE Champion Bob Backlund was announced as the second inductee in the 2013 class of the WWE Hall of Fame.

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The secret history of phantom title changes

WWE Classics uncovers the stories behind title changes that were wiped from the record books.

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Where Are They Now? Bob Backlund

To some members of the WWE Universe, Bob Backlund is the scrappy, ginger-haired, All-American boy who used his collegiate wrestling skills to defeat the flamboyant "Superstar" Billy Graham for the WWE Championship in 1978.

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