WWE: Bob Backlund Is Returning Legend Tonight?
Former two time WWF Champion Bob Backlund is heavily expected to be the returning "main event" legend during tonight's WWE Raw SuperShow.
Former two time WWF Champion Bob Backlund is heavily expected to be the returning “main event” legend during tonight’s WWE Raw SuperShow. The likelihood is he will be squaring off or at the very least will be involved in an angle with Heath Slater, as has been the segments in previous weeks involving Vader, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Psycho Sid and Doink The Clown/Diamond Dallas Page.
F4WOnline.com reports that Backlund was visiting his mother at her Minnesota rest home this past weekend and was telling folks there that he was heading to fly right out to Denver, Colardo, which is the location for tonight’s WWE Raw SuperShow.
Backlund last appeared on WWE television back in 2007 at the RAW 15th anniversary show that December where he participated in a Battle Royal. That appearance came just a few short months after Backlund defeated Alex Shelley at TNA’s Slammiversary pay-per-view and also after wrestled at TNA Victory Road.
62-year-old Backlund holds the record for the second longest WWF title reign in history and was one of the biggest wrestling stars of the late 70’s and early 80’s. He had a second, less successful stint with the WWF in the early 90’s and even turned up in the Attitude Era at the 2000 Royal Rumble and briefly managed Kurt Angle.