Friday, August 3, 2018

Bob Backlund 1982: Classic Photo


Backlund has just fought a hard battle against his number one challenger Greg Valentine to retain his title and is soaking up the cheers on the ramp at MLG.

This picture would have been a real classic if not for the 'hand of doom' but at least it doesn't (completely) cover the WWF belt. Nowadays you could just snap a hundred in a row and you would have a few keepers in there. Back then film was expensive and processing was expensive. I learned how to develop my own photos around this time but that was expensive too! Anyhow out of a roll of 12 or 24 you had to pick your shots carefully and with all the chaos around the ramp and the lighting or lack of, it just was not easy to get that perfect photo if you weren't inside the railings.