WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund recently appeared on Ring Rust Radio to talk about various topics. Here are the highlights.
Ring Rust Radio: Obviously Darren Young getting injured throws a wrench into things for you guys right now unfortunately, but having worked with him for several months, what are your feelings about him as a performer and what type of potential do you think he has in WWE?
“He’s got potential, but you have got to have the writers behind you. He is a great person outside of the ring, he does a lot of good things, and it’s a shame he dislocated his elbow on Monday Night Raw a couple of weeks ago. He is coming along real well and going to rehab every day. He is starting to feel better already and I think he will be back pretty soon. He loves the business just like we all do and he misses it a lot.”
Ring Rust Radio: As someone with a storied history in amateur wrestling, what are your thoughts on Kurt Angle and the news that he will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year?
“That would be fine with me. He was an Olympic champion. He did some great things in the wrestling business, and I think that would be very appropriate for him. I would love to be there for him being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. I haven’t seen him for a long, long time though. I was sort of a manager for him back when he came on and I got to know him for a bit. He is a great wrestler. We actually did a promo and he put the crossface chicken wing on me and he was going to run with that for a while as his move.”
You can listen to the interview here: