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“THE SAMMARTINO SESSIONS”–BRUNO ON WRESTLING BRISCO, GAGNE, RACE, & LOSS OF TAG BELTS TO VALIANTS

Posted March 12th, 2013 by Bill Apter

n this exclusive 1Wrestling.com feature, Bill Apter talks to Bruno Sammartino about how he would fare against AWA World champ Verne Gagne and NWA World champ Jack Brisco.
The interview stars off with a discussion of Bruno and Dick The Bruiser losing the WWA tag belts to The Valiants (with Bobby Heenan as their manager)! Read more.

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THE “SAMMARTINO SESSIONS”–RARE BRUNO-MORALES INTERVIEW & WHY STRONGBOW NEVER GOT A TITLE SHOT

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Bill Apter

The year, 1973. Bruno Sammartino is asked by Bill Apter if he would grant a WWWF title shot to former champion and friend Pedro Morales. Pedro is there and chimes in with his thoughts. Also Bruno addresses the question “Why hasn’t Cheif Jay Strongbow ever gotten a WWWF title shot?” Taped on location in the dressing room @Madison Square Garden… Read more.

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JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM — THE “SAMMARTINO SESSIONS” THUS FAR …

Posted February 21st, 2013 by Bill Apter

There will be more in the next few weeks but here’s your chance to catch up on any you missed so far … Read more.

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THE SAMMARTINO SESSIONS: BRUNO ON STAN HANSEN BREAKING HIS NECK — TAPED MAY/1976

Posted February 18th, 2013 by Bill Apter

It was news that rocked the sports world. The “Living Legend” sustained a horrible broken neck at the hands of Stan Hansen’s “Lariat” during a match at Madison Square Garden on April 26, 1976. Here, just one week later, in a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bruno gives Bill Apter this exclusive look at what happened and what his prognosis for his future was back then … Read more.

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WHAT HAPPENED, THIS WEEK, @ WWE RAW

Posted February 5th, 2013 by jshannon

WWE announced the upcoming induction of perhaps the greatest wrestler of all time into the Hall of Fame. Plus, John Cena called out The Shield. Read more.

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CLASSIC BRUNO INTERVIEW JUST A FEW WEEKS AFTER HE LOST THE WWWF TITLE

Posted February 4th, 2013 by Bill Apter

:On January 18, 1971 the world was stunned with WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino lost the title to Ivan Koloff at Madison Square Garden. Amazingly though Sammartino saw this as a God-send. He had held the title since May 1963 after thrashing “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers in just 61 seconds at MSG (the “old” MSG where the ’71 match was at the “new” MSG) and needed a break to spend time with his family and to let his body heal. This interview was just a few months after the title loss — during his return to MSG — and I was there with my tape recorder and got this exclusive interview!”–Bill Apter Read more.

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SHOCKING NEWS: BRUNO SAMMARTINO AGREES TO INDUCTION IN THE WWE HALL OF FAME!

Posted February 4th, 2013 by Bill Apter

AN OFFICIAL WWE PRESS RELEASE:

February 4, 2013 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that Bruno Sammartino will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. Read more.

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WHAT HAPPENED, THIS WEEK, @ WWE RAW

Posted November 19th, 2012 by jshannon

C.M. Punk was ready to celebrate 365 days as WWE Champ. Ryback was ready to crash the party. Read more.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY WRESTLEREUNION!

Posted August 27th, 2012 by Bill Apter

My “pal Sal” put it all together (and thanks to Rob Russen as well) and DDP and ME were the hosts. What a great memory … Read more.

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT BRUNO SAMMARTINO

Posted July 29th, 2012 by Bill Apter

I recently announced that after a lot of discussion with Bruno Sammartino he has agreed to start taking appearance requests. We don’t expect that Bruno will be making many appearances but we are open to the discussion at this time…

By “The Big Cheese” Sal Corrente Read more.