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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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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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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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BILL APTER’S CLASSIC AUDIO ON VIDEO PRO WRESTLING SHOW: GORILLA MONSOON SPEAKS–1971

Posted December 11th, 2011 by Bill Apter