By Bob Backlund,Robert H. Miller,Roddy Piper

Bob Backlund all started lifestyles as a bad farm boy within the little village of Princeton, Minnesota, with a inhabitants of simply over 2,000 humans. He used to be a below-average pupil with a lackluster paintings ethic and a foul perspective, who hung with the inaccurate crowd and made loads of undesirable offerings. He used to be a child whose lifestyles used to be headed for disaster—until an area trainer took curiosity in him, instructed that he soak up novice wrestling, and provided to paintings with him if he promised to stick out of trouble.

It was once in North Dakota that Bob Backlund had the 1st of numerous probability encounters that may form his future. whereas figuring out on the YMCA fitness center in Fargo, North Dakota, the place he wrestled for North Dakota kingdom, Backlund met a well known expert wrestler, “Superstar” Billy Graham. the boys talked, and at Graham’s advice, Backlund was once encouraged to pursue a profession in specialist wrestling.

Less than 5 years from that day, on February 20, 1978, Backlund could locate himself midway around the state, status in the course of the hoop at Madison sq. backyard along with his hand raised in victory because the newly topped worldwide Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Champion. the fellow Backlund pinned for the championship that evening was once none except "Superstar" Billy Graham.

Featuring contributions from Bruno Sammartino, Harley Race, Terry Funk, Pat Patterson, Ken Patera, Sergeant Slaughter, The tremendous Muraco, George “The Animal” Steele, “Mr. united states” Tony Atlas, The Iron Sheik, etc, this e-book tells the magnificent tale of the lifestyles and approximately forty-year occupation of 1 of the main recognized males to ever grace the squared circle.

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