Tuesday, June 16, 2015

From the Archives: Dusty Rhodes vs. Bob Backlund

Back in 1980, Rhodes got a shot at the WWWF Title
Photo Credit: Pro Wrestling Illustrated via WWE.com
Dusty Rhodes didn't just work for Vince McMahon in the late '80s as an effacing minstrel act (that he still got over because Rhodes was the GOAT). He had a few tours in New York back in the territory days, although technically, those tours were for Vince's daddy. Still, he had a few runs at Superstar Billy Graham during his title reign. He also had this shot at Bob Backlund, although technically it was booked by Antonio Inoki in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Still, Backlund's World (Wide) Wrestling Federation Championship was on the line. Check it out after the jump.