Maria Menounos, who will be inducting Bob Backlund into the WWE Hall of Fame Saturday night, wrote the following on her Facebook page:
I know some of you don't understand why I'm inducting Bob Backlund into the WWE Hall of Fame. Here's a quick history... I met Bob when I was 19-he starred in my movie, he supported me when I competed at Miss Mass USA pageant and I helped him run for congress. He's a dear friend of 14 years and I'm honored to be a part of this historic moment in his career and with the WWE.
The 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony will take place Saturday, April 6, 2013 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.