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Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling's World Champion

Robert Lee "Bob" Backlund is the former two-time World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Champion, with an in-ring career that has spanned nearly 40 years. He has wrestled nearly every big name in the sport, including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and Andre the Giant. Backlund continues to make occasional appearances for the WWE, teaching amateur wrestling to children and traveling the country as a much-loved motivational speaker.  He will talk about his new book Backlund:  From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling's World Champion.  Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.  Free program; no registration required.  For more information, call Julie at (860) 889-2365, ext. 128.  

Community Room

Earlier Event: February 24
Open House at Otis Library