On January 18, 1971 the world was stunned when 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! Read more.
“All rumors about Bruno Sammartino passing away are false…” Read more.
When Bruno Sammartino announced his retirement from personal appearances outside of the Pittsburgh area, I was not happy about it, but I accepted it. Since we started running WrestleReunion events, I could always count on Bruno to appear for us. When he announced he was retiring from traveling, I asked him to do one more appearance … Read more.
No turning down inductions … no speeches needed …. this is my PERSONAL Hall of Fame and it’s all about Pro Wrestling (sorry Drew Carey)! Read more.
Tuesday’s edition of the Dave & Danger Show, hosted by Dave Wills and Mark Danger, will feature Bruno Sammartino, promoting the upcoming WrestleReunion 6 in Atlanta. Read more.
(Above) PROMOTER DINO SANNA ABOUT TO WELCOME BRUNO INTO THE WWWA HALL OF FAME–NOVEMBER 2008!
“The “Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino has honored us by choosing WrestleReunion 6 to make his final appearance outside the Pittsburgh market for wrestling related signings.”–Sal Corrente (pictured with Sammartino below)…