Bob Backlund: from champion to madman

Watch this video playlist that demonstrates Bob Backlund's stunning evolution from beloved WWE Champion of the '70s and '80s, and into an uncontrollable bowtie-clad madman in the '90s.

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Bob Backlund vs. Johnny Rodz: Championship Wrestling, August 9, 1980

Bob Backlund vs. Johnny Rodz: Championship Wrestling, August 9, 1980

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Bob Backlund vs. Stan Hansen - WWE Championship Steel Cage Match: April 6, 1981

Bob Backlund vs. Stan Hansen - WWE Championship Steel Cage Match: April 6, 1981

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Bob Backlund vs. Greg Valentine: WWE Championship Match - November 23, 1981

Bob Backlund vs. Greg Valentine: WWE Championship Match - November 23, 1981

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Bob Backlund vs. Sgt. Slaughter: May 23, 1983

Bob Backlund vs. Sgt. Slaughter: May 23, 1983

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Bob Backlund vs. Papa Shango: Raw, March 15, 1993

Bob Backlund vs. Papa Shango: Raw, March 15, 1993

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Bob Backlund attacks his former manager Arnold Skaaland: Superstars, October 15, 1994

Bob Backlund attacks his former manager Arnold Skaaland: Superstars, October 15, 1994

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Bret Hart vs. Bob Backlund - "I-Quit" Match: WrestleMania XI

Bret Hart vs. Bob Backlund - "I-Quit" Match: WrestleMania XI

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The Iron Sheik and Bob Backlund unite: Raw, September 6, 1996

The Iron Sheik and Bob Backlund unite: Raw, September 6, 1996

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