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Who was better pro wrestler, Bob Backlund, or Nick Bockwinkel?
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Old 19 Dec 2012, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Who was better pro wrestler, Bob Backlund, or Nick Bockwinkel?
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Old 19 Dec 2012, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Who are they? They must be olden day wrestlers who are like a hundred years old, I bet neither of them are more gooder then John Cena
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Old 19 Dec 2012, 02:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As far as technical wrestling, Backlund.































But Nick Bockwinkel was better on the mic.































All around I would say that Bockwinkel was the better pro wrestler overall. He could get the fans more into it then Backlund.
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Old 19 Dec 2012, 02:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Bob Backlund was the better Amateur Wrestler and I will give him the edge as a Technical Wrestler. Nick Bockwinkel was much better at being a Professional Wrestler as far as playing a Baby Face, playing a Heel, projecting the image of a Dapper Competitor and as other Respondents pointed out, was much better on The Microphone in Interviews and Pormos that Bob Backlund.
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The better PRO wrestler? Bockwinkel. Nick could hold his own against Backlund in a shoot wrestling match, but as for playing his gimmick, riling up the fans (he was a heel), and getting them to pay to see him, Bockwinkel was the consummate pro. And Nick perfected the "cerebral" promos. Damien Sandow makes them funny; Bockwinkel made them serious.































Backlund was an excellent wrestler but bland and rather boring otherwise. Bockwinkel was colorful and entertaining, inside the ring and out.
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I saw more of Backlund than Bockwinkel. I liked Backlund a lot until he turned heel. I think that ruined him. But overall I have to agree with the consensus and say Nick was better overall.
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