Maria Menounos defends decision to induct Bob Backlund

Apr 4, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck

Actress and TV host Maria Menounos defended the decision of being chosen
to induct Bob Backlund into the WWE Hall of Fame after critics bashed the
appointment. In a message on her personal Facebook page, Menounos said she
knows some people don’t understand why she’s inducting one of the longest
reining WWE champs ever. “Here’s a quick history… I met Bob when I was
19-he starred in my movie, he supported me when I competed at Miss Mass
USA pageant and I helped him run for congress,” she wrote. “He’s a dear
friend of 14 years and I’m honored to be a part of this historic moment in
his career and with the WWE.” Menounos is probably one of the biggest WWE
fans among all the celebrities that have been involved with WWE over the
years and participated at a past WrestleMania wrestling with two cracked

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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