Today In Pro Wrestling History (Feb 20): Bob Backlund Triumphs Over Superstar Billy Graham for WWWF Championship

Today In Pro Wrestling History: In a historic match on the 20th of February, 1978, Bob Backlund clinches victory against Superstar Billy Graham to win the WWWF Championship.

Today In Pro Wrestling History 20th February: Bob Backlund Triumphs Over Superstar Billy Graham for WWWF Championship

Bob Backlund Triumphs Over Superstar Billy Graham for WWWF Championship.

Graham’s impressive 296-day reign as champion came to a controversial end when he had one foot on the bottom rope during the final pin, which the referee failed to notice.

Backlund’s victory marked the beginning of an era, as he would hold the WWWF championship for a remarkable duration.

Excluding a brief one-week title reign by Antonio Inoki, Backlund’s reign continued until 1983, when he eventually lost the title to the Iron Sheik.

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