This was a submission match for Bret’s WWF Heavyweight Championship.
This match is GREAT. Backlund was constantly going for one of Bret’s arms. Bret was constantly going for one of Backlund’s legs. It was competitive all the time. Both guys were working like they were constantly trying to win.
Bret seemed to be on his way to victory, but a scuffle between Owen Hart and The British Bulldog allowed Backlund to apply the crossface chickenwing. Owen managed to emotionally manipulate his mother into throwing in the towel for Bret after Bret was sitting in the chickenwing for an absurd amount of time.
This was in-ring storytelling and Vince McMahon’s Shit Traveling Circus’s Soap Opera done very well. (****)