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 Posted: Sat Jul 11th, 2015 06:54 am
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Brisco the famous NWA Champion.
Backlund the famous WWWF/WWF Champion.
Both guys known for their 'scientific wrestling skills'.
Both guys brutal on the mic.
Brisco the toast of the town in Florida.
Backlund had 'The Big Apple' wrapped around his finger.
Who was 'better' and why?

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 Posted: Sat Jul 11th, 2015 07:10 am
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Brisco was substantially better on the mic despite not being good himself. Just no one was worse than Backlund. In the ring it was really close. I might have enjoyed Backlund's style a bit more. He mixed surprising fears of strength in with the technical wrestling and was a little more well-rounded. But Brisco was a bit more bad-ass, not nearly as candy-coated.  A lot of his heel work was actually quite good and subtle. Backlund never showed that side of himself in the '70s. 

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Brisco was never great on the mic. But he was Dusty in comparison to Backlund.

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I think Backlund actually had better matches. Not afraid of the blade while Brisco was.
Hated Backlund's heel turn. Brisco played a nice swarmy heel but I liked him better as a good guy.
Both bad on the mic. Toss-up for me.

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I'll take Backlund based on having a lot more exposure to Bob and liking his matches quite a bit.

Brisco has never been my cup of tea but that could easily change if I could see more of his singles matches.

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 Posted: Sat Jul 11th, 2015 10:45 pm
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Backlund is my favorite wrestler obviously so that's my pick.



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Backlund is my favorite wrestler as well, I never watched many Brisco matches.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 13th, 2015 06:59 pm
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Brisco would have been (could have been?) a great multi-year WWWF champion, always thought so

this is about the most even comparison between two wrestlers I have seen, Jack stronger on the mic/image, Backlund stronger in the ring (literally)

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Brisco was great as the slimy heel, much better then him as a babyface. There was a match where he defeated Brad Armstrong on WTBS during his heel run in the Carolina's for a match against Flair for the belt in Baltimore. Armstrong was injured and went after Armstrong and his injury like a Wildman. Solie was doing the telecast and he was shocked and saddened to see Jack acted that way. I also hear that when he was NWA champ, he played a great tweener role when he faced the local hero for the belt.



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Liked Backlund, but I agree that Brisco as a heel was money. I would argue that Backlund drew more money. I could be wrong, but he always played big houses.



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Retroken.....I think Brisco would have been awful as WWF champ. I think he would have had some success, but I do not see him being a good fit for that title.

I got to go with Backlund for two reasons:

1. CM has man crush on Brisco

2. CM does not really respect Backlund



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Papa Voo wrote: Retroken.....I think Brisco would have been awful as WWF champ. I think he would have had some success, but I do not see him being a good fit for that title.

I got to go with Backlund for two reasons:

1. CM has man crush on Brisco

2. CM does not really respect Backlund
Winner!



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