From the “I don’t know whether to laugh or cry” file, we’re told Bob Backlund made an unusual request when he was contacted for the WWE Hall of Fame.
Backlund originally requested a return as a wrestler to the main WWE roster. Our source says he wasn’t looking for a push, in fact he was looking to return for a few months to put over a lot of the newer talent.
We’re told this was going to be a deal breaker as WWE was not interested in signing a 63-year-old to a Performer’s Contract. He held out for awhile but it was Triple H that was able to change his mind to agree to do the Hall of Fame without also returning to the main roster as a wrestler.
Backlund was last seen in a WWE ring on the July 9, 2012 episode of WWE Raw when he attacked Heath Slater.