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 Posted: Fri Jan 15th, 2016 07:07 am
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'18-'19 POTY, 1st Ballot HOFer

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Frank wrote: Backlund was very streamlined and sculpted while not being overly muscled he was certainly strong as a bull. He was also one of the best conditioned athletes of his time. He was one of my child hood heroes.
Until sometime in 1982, I would agree.  At that point, Backlund stopped weight training and did all cardio and endurance training, and he lost all of his bulk and most of his tone.  What's a shame to me is that had he continued doing what he'd done for the prior 6-7 years, he would have been an extremely interesting guy to have on the card whether as a secondary babyface (considering the touring schedule, he'd have made a lot of cash), or if Vince finally convinced him to somehow turn heel and fight Hogan.

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