Yeah, Bob Backlund?
iam probably gonna continue putting in my 2 pennys worth,like i said last time really interesting blog.
so i will start with your choices.....
Diesel you can't really argue with ,winning the triple crown in in 94 pretty much his best year with the company,that and the fact he won shed loads of awards from PWI ,wwf ect
your runner up i would disagree with,if only cause it would have suited him 1 year previous,the fact he literally broke out or jumped from Brets shadow in 1993 is the reason he got such a push in 94,,so that leads me to whom i would give runner up to,what based on how i understand your terms "brakeout superstar" has to be.............................
considering he was a jobber 1993,by the start of the year he was tag champ and by the summer he had what i consider a very underrated match against bret hart on wwf tv,so compared to the previous year thats definitely a brake out year :@)
I can see why you left out the tag division for this year,the tag teams where most definitely on there way out but if i had to pick one it would be The Head Shrinker,although i dont think you could call either of them brake through.
Bob Backlund's push in 94 was his ssecond innings...he's already a legend by then...like hbk2416 said, he had 6yrs title reign some 15yrs before 94...
Maybe you should change it from breakthrough superstar to standout superstar. Im really enjoying these blogs but dispute a few of your selections for their breakthrough time.
Where's the 1991 blog? I was really looking forward to it.
Um, Bob Backlund had a six year title reign 15 years before 1994. Not exactly the definition of a break through.
Originally Posted by body slam
He did beat Hogan but could not carry the ball after that. Maybe it was a lack of competition at the time or poor booking. If you go to some old school wrestling sites many says he did not have the drawing power the wwf was hoping for and the title made its way back to Hogan.
Yeah, this is true, he didn't have an Andre, or Savage (at the time) to go against. Rick Rude was over and they had a great prior feud, and had a great rivalry, but he never main evented before. I think honestly it was the drawing ability but probably the lack of credible opponent as well. Good point.
Gotta admit though, he was a bigger name for having been champ.
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