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Bob Backlund net worth: Bob Backlund is a professional wrestler who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. Bob Backlund, also known as Robert Lee Backlund, was born in Princeton, Minnesota, and excelled at wrestling and football. He chose to focus on wrestling, and went on to earn a degree in Physical Education from North Dakota State University. He made his American Wrestling Association debut in 1973, and spent the next four years wrestling on various circuits. He joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1977, and became a fan favorite with his boy-next-door looks. He fought against multiple champions, and eventually gained the WWF Title. In 1983, he abruptly changed his image, but his new look was not popular with fans. The WWF started to pour more energy into their newest star, Hulk Hogan. Bob Backlund retired, but returned to wrestling in 1992, and competed steadily until 1997. He has continued to wrestle sporadically both in the US and abroad since then. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in April 2013.
Robert Lee "Bob" Backlund (born August 14, 1949) is an American professional wrestler with an in-ring career that spanned over 30 years. Over that time, he was a two-time WWWF/WWF Champion. Backlund holds the record for the second longest reign as WWE Champion in history, ahead of Hulk Hogan's first reign and behind Bruno Sammartino's first. On January 21, 2013, he was announced as a member of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
Backlund was also an accomplished amateur wrestler, wrestling for the North Dakota State University Bison in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Backlund continues to work in the pro wrestling business in various capacities. In 2000, Backlund unsuccessfully ran for a Connecticut seat in Congress on a Republican ticket.
In 1969 during his freshman year, Backlund was an All-American in both football and wrestling (191 lbs finishing 3rd) while at Waldorf Junior College in Forest City, IA. During his sophomore campaign, Backlund focused on wrestling and once again earned All American Honors (190 lbs and National Runner Up). Backlund was an amateur wrestler at North Dakota State University, winning the Division II NCAA Championship at 190 pounds in 1971. In 1972 Backlund moved up to the Heavyweight class and finished 5th at the NCAA DII Nationals. Graduate of Princeton, MN High School where he was a state finalist in wrestling. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in physical education.
Backlund was trained for professional wrestling by renowned trainer Eddie Sharkey and made his debut for the American Wrestling Association in 1973. Backlund's clean cut look and technical approach made him a natural face, and he quickly got over with the fans. After leaving the AWA, Backlund traveled the United States, working for the National Wrestling Alliance in its various territories. In 1974, Backlund wrestled in Texas, for Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk's Amarillo promotion. In March, he defeated Terry Funk for the NWA Western S

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