10/19/1981 #GregValentine defeated #BobBacklund to "win" the #WWF Championship after the knocked loopy referee thought he pinned Backlund (it was actually the other way around) from #MadisonSquareGarden in #WWE#WWEork, New York. I kept trying to talk them into letting me be the world champion. I was that close! And the first time I ever went in there in 1979, me and Bob Backlund did the hour time limit then we came back, but it was no time limit, he ended up catching the fall on me. This time, I came back in 1981. Their plan was to hold the belt up. At first, I heard they were going to let me have it for awhile, but that didn't happen. It would've been a real feather in my cap, but they held the belt up and then we came back and Backlund got it back. I took a lot of pictures with the belt. - @GregTheHammerValentine The Steve Corino Show interview August 1, 2014 ___________________________________________________ When my wife & I had dinner with Bob Backlund at Wrestlecade last year, he revealed to me the reason they didn't put The Title on Valentine was because McMahon Sr. wanted Backlund to break Bruno Sammartino's title reign record before he fell ill. #WWE #WWEUniverse #WWENetwork #WWEHistory #WorldWrestlingEntertainment #WorldWrestlingFederation #WWFOldschool #ClassicWrestling #TheHammer #GregTheHammerValentine #HammerTime #RAW #WWERAW #MondayNightRAW #Smackdown #WWESmackdown #WWE#WWEChampion #WWEChampion #WWETitle #WWELegend #WWELegends #ProfessionalWrestling #ProWrestling #Wrestling #SportsEntertainment
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Bob Backlund ponders whether to launch Don Muraco into that luxurious chandelier. . . #classicwrestling #oldschoolwrestling #wwe #wwf #wwehof #wwehalloffame #80swrestling #bobbacklund #donmuraco
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Next Saturday in Freehold, NJ at iPlay America, join Brutus Beefcake and tons of other ‘80s legends and Hall of Famers at @80swrestlingcon! Purchase your tickets now at 80sWrestlingCon.com . . . . . . . #demolition #bobbacklund #sgtslaughter #teddibiase #brutusbeefcake #mrwonderful #martyjannetty #brooklynbrawler #killerbees #tugboat #virgil #haku #wwe
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Next Saturday in Freehold, NJ at iPlay America, join Demolition and tons of other ‘80s legends and Hall of Famers at @80swrestlingcon! Purchase your tickets now at 80sWrestlingCon.com . . . . . . . #smash #ax #dem#demolition #axandsmash #axandsmashdemolition #tagteamchampions #facepaint #wwe #worldwrestlingfederation #wrestling #prowrestling #wwf #demolition #bobbacklund #sgtslaughter #teddibiase #brutusbeefcake #mrwonderful #martyjannetty #brooklynbrawler #killerbees #tugboat #virgil #haku
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