WWE Hall of Famer Verne Gagne's tribute interrupted by Bob Backlund
Verne Gagne tribute interrupted by Bob Backlund
Considered as one of the most important names in the wrestling business and the one to train many accomplished names of the business, legendary wrestler and promoter Verne Gagne’s demise last month was an unfortunate one for the wrestling community.
His funeral was held last week in Minnesota, with his son Greg Gagne and “Mean” Gene Okerlund in tandem offering their tributes to the former great. However, during the tribute delivered by his son Greg Gagne, Backlund ridiculously interrupted him and proceeded to do a heel promo. According to reports from Wrestling Observer, It was said to be "ridiculously out of place"
A 2013 WWE Hall Of Famer and multiple-time WWF Champion, Backlund’s involvement with wrestling goes back decades. He was also known for is ridiculous ways such as demanding fans to recite the name of each US President before he signs them autographs.