290. Razor Ramon vs. Bob Backlund

Timeline:
WrestleMania IX
April 4, 1993
Caesars Palace
Paradise, NV

This is the first WrestleMania match for both of these hall of famers.

Ramon does his bad guy heel routine, and 43 year old Backlund does his traditional Boy Scout white meat babyface act. When Backlund finally gains an advantage he is able to use his deceptive strength with one of his trademark atomic drops. Immediately after the move, Backlund sets up for a bodyslam, but Razor turns it in to a small package for the victory.

The match never really gets going and the end comes out of nowhere. Looking back, it’s a shock that Backlund would be the one who would go on to win the World Title after this.

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