An exclusive “Face-2-Face” with Steele and Apter … Read more.
When wrestling fans look back on the rich, prolific history of Wrestlemania, certain events are continually brought up as examples of when WWE get it right on their self-styled grand stage. The first incarnation of the now-historic event is generally looked on fondly, mainly because it was so radically different to anything else in 1985 and kicked off a series of shows which have become professional wrestling’s annual highlight. Similarly, Wrestlemania III is mentioned often, surely due to the incredible in-ring exploits of Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, as well as the titanic collision between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant. Incarnations 6, 14, 17 and 20 are also given similar treatment from fans, as the debate rages on in regards to which event was the best Wrestlemania supershow.
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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.
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.
: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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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.