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Reason Behind Samoa Joe Being Briefly Booked As A Babyface On RAW

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• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WWF Legend “Mr.” Bob Backlund celebrates his 70th birthday today.

He held the World Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Championship from February 1978 until he lost it to The Iron Sheik in December 1983.

In 1979, Inoki won the belt in Japan for a week, but this reign is not recognized by the now renamed WWE, which still lists Backlund’s title reign as being uninterrupted.

In 1994, Backlund reinvented himself when he turned heel and started to portray some sort of maniac character.

Bob became the WWF World Heavyweight Champion again, when he defeated Bret “The Hitman” Hart in a submission match at the Survivor Series 1994 PPV.

In 2013, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his good friend, entertainment reporter Maria Menounos.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB BACKLUND!

• Reason Behind Samoa Joe Being Briefly Booked As A Babyface On RAW

As seen on this week’s episode of RAW after SummerSlam 2019, NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits tricked Sami Zayn into talking trash about Samoa Joe in a backstage segment and this led to a match between Zayn & Joe.

Joe defeated Zayn in under a minute and was booked as a babyface during this segment & match with Zayn.

However, Joe became a heel as soon as the match was over and said he’ll not forgive the fans for thinking he was the one who tried to attack Roman Reigns.

According to the Wrestling Observer, Joe was briefly booked as a babyface to make sure the Canadian fans don’t cheer their home country wrestler, Sami Zayn (who is a heel).

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