Today in Pro Wrestling History (July 3): Backlund Attacks Hart!

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On July 3rd, 1994, after Bret Hart defeats Bob Backlund to retain the WWF Championship, Backlund shakes his hand, then brutally attacks him, applying the crossface chickenwing.

Today in Pro Wrestling History (July 3): Backlund Attacks Hart!

Today In Pro Wrestling History July 3

The incident would eventually air on the July 30 episode of WWF Superstars. The post-match attack would be the impetus for Backlund’s heel run, and eventually – a second WWF World title reign.

We’ve covered a lot about Bob Backlund, here’s a great story about him: Bob Backlund – Humble Beginnings to Championship Gold

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