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By Bob Backlund,Robert H. Miller,Roddy Piper

Bob Backlund started existence as a negative farm boy within the little village of Princeton, Minnesota, with a inhabitants of simply over 2,000 humans. He was once a below-average pupil with a lackluster paintings ethic and a nasty angle, who hung with the inaccurate crowd and made loads of undesirable offerings. He was once a child whose existence was once headed for disaster—until a neighborhood trainer took curiosity in him, recommended that he take in beginner 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 a number of 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 nation, Backlund met a widely known expert wrestler, “Superstar” Billy Graham. the lads talked, and at Graham’s advice, Backlund was once encouraged to pursue a occupation in expert 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 together with his hand raised in victory because the newly topped around the globe Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Champion. the fellow Backlund pinned for the championship that evening used to be none except "Superstar" Billy Graham.

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

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