Bob BacklundRobert Lee Backlund
- Birthdate: 08/14/1949 (age 65)
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 241 Ib
Backlund's in-ring career spanning over 30 year...
-- WWE pays tribute to "Macho Man" Randy Savage all September on WWE Classics On Demand with "Macho Madness." The synopsis for the month of programming reads, according to WWE Magazine: "Relive unforgettable matches and moments featuring one of the most popular Superstars of all-time, "The Macho Man" Randy Savage. Plus, see the entire 2012 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, including behind-the-scenes footage. Don't miss the pomp and circumstance all month long on WWE Classics On Demand."
* Mick Foley, who hails from New York and was inspired to become a professional wrestler after watching "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka leap from the top of a steel cage in Madison Square Garden
* Bob Backlund, who declined an invitation to be enshrined in 2004 and headlined numerous events at Madison Square Garden in the 1970s and 1980s.
WWE officials have also discussed enshrining the late Randy Savage, although it is unknown as to whether his family, the Poffos, have been approached on the matter.
Triple H has taken a much greater role in coordinating the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and WrestleMania than he has in the past for the events. It was his decision to reach out to Bruno Sammartino in June and he personally handled site surveying for MetLife Stadium.