- Born: 08/14/1949 in Princeton, Minnesota
- Birthname: Robert Louis Backlund
- Height & Weight: 6'1", 241 Ib
- WWWF/WWF Championship (2 time)
- WWF Tag Team Championship – with Pedro Morales
- WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2013)
Best known for his tenures in the World Wide Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Federation (WWWF/WWF, later known as World Wrestling Entertainment and currently simply known as WWE), where he is a two-time WWWF/WWF Heavyweight Champion/WWF World Heavyweight Champion (Backlund’s first reign is the second longest reign in the title history, behind Bruno Sammartino’s first), as well as being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
Backlund was also an accomplished amateur wrestler for the North Dakota State University Bison from the late 1960s to early 1970s. He continues to work in the professional wrestling business in various capacities. In 2000, Backlund unsuccessfully ran for a Connecticut seat in Congress on a Republican ticket.
Notable Feuds: vs Billy Graham, Bret Hart, Greg Valentine, Jimmy Snuka, The Iron Sheik.
vs Ken Patera on 19th May 1980
vs Bret Hart at Survivor Series 1994
vs “Superstar” Billy Graham on February 20th 1978
vs Harley Race on September 22 1980
vs Greg Valentine on Feburary 19 1979
vs Ric Flair on July 4th 1982
vs Jimmy Snuka on June 28th, 1982
Other Notable Achievements
NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship – with Jerry Brisco
NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
NWA Florida Tag Team Championship – with Steve Keirn
NJPW MSG Tag League (1980) with Antonio Inoki
WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship – with Scott Putski and The Warlord
NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship
NEWF Heavyweight Championship