Bob Backlund Discusses His WWE Run With Darren Young, Talks Brock Lesnar And “Suplex City,” More


WWE Hall Of Famer, Bob Backlund recently spoke with the Duke Loves Wrestling podcast regarding his latest WWE run and more. Below are some highlights of the interview, which you can listen to in its entirety above, with a H/T to for the transcription:

On his run with Darren Young:

“Darren Young was looking for someone to train him and finally he came and asked me if I wouldn’t mind to be his life coach. I said, ‘I sure would, you’re a great man and good for the business.’ So he went to Vince [McMahon] and the rest is history.”

On his “All American Boy” gimmick:

“When I think about ‘All American Boy’ I think of someone that lives by the Golden Rule: treat people how you wanted to be treated. That’s one of my rules in life. I respect everybody. We’re all equal, we’re all human beings and we’re all here to do good things. I liked it when they started calling me the ‘All American Boy’ and I think I lived it.”

On Brock Lesnar and “Suplex City:”

“How big of a repertoire did he have in the ring. ‘Suplex City’? How many times can you suplex someone as opposed to the ‘All American Boy’s’ large repertoire of moves. It’s gotten to the point where they do the same moves over, and over, and over, and that’s all they know. When you have a set program in your match it gets old to do the same thing over and over and over again.”