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LOU FERRIGNO TALKS ABOUT HIS ADMIRATION FOR BRUNO SAMMARTINO & MORE

Posted April 3rd, 2013 by Bill Apter

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BRUNO SAMMARTINO’S CHANGE OF HEART

Posted March 28th, 2013 by 1Wrestling News Team

Many will argue that it’s long overdue, but no-one can say it’s ill-deserved. Bruno Sammartino’s entrance into the WWE Hall Of Fame has been a long time coming, but the wait will assuredly be worth it. As the longest reigning World Champion in company history, Sammartino held the championship on two separate occasions, with the first run lasting from May 17, 1963 until January 18, 1971 and the second from December 10, 1973 until April 30, 1977, for almost a combined 12 years…

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WWE PRESS RELEASE OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCING ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER WILL INDUCT SAMMARTINO

Posted March 26th, 2013 by 1Wrestling News Team

STAMFORD, Conn.,WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that Hollywood icon, bodybuilding legend and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, will induct Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013 as part of WrestleMania® Week. Read more.

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AND THE PERSON WHO WILL INDUCT BRUNO SAMMARTINO INTO THE WWE HALL OF FAME IS ..

Posted March 25th, 2013 by Bill Apter

He’s an amazing choice … Read more.

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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.