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[1983-10-17-WWF-MSG, NY] Bob Backlund vs Masked Superstar

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WWF Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund vs Masked Superstar - MSG 10/17/83

The angle coming in is that Masked Superstar injured Bob Backlund's protege, a young Eddie Gilbert, with his Swinging Neckbreaker on the concrete. This match is  more of a continuation of that match than it is a match in its own right. They were getting ready to finally take the belt off Backlund after six years. They wanted to protect him as much as possible. So they had Superstar give him the Swinging Neckbreaker both in the ring and then out of the ring on the concrete. Backlund is counted out. He gets his heat back by running Superstar off, but then collapses in the ring holding the back of his neck so you know something is up. This is what Sheiky Baby would target with his Camel Clutch. The match itself is pretty fine. Superstar is a good chain wrestler. They do a good job working in and out of a headscissors. This is a classic Bob headscissors. Really cranking it. Then Bob does some nice arm work to soften him up for the Crossface Chickenwing. Backlund takes a spill to the outside. Superstar gets a high knee and flying headbutt as nearfalls. Backlund makes some really good fiery comebacks. I love when Backlund is throwing 'bows or big fists. Superstars misses his second flying headbutt and Backlund pounces. He starts winding up the arm and really going to town on it, but Superstar is just too damn big and cant he cant negotiate the hold. Backlund is too overzealous and he runs into clothesline. Superstar is able to hit his deadly Swinging Neckbreaker. Solid match with a hot angle at the end. I bet my friend Pete aka SHoe would call this a good piece of business because that's exactly what it is. ***

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