Rest In Peace Bruno Sammartino

Bruno Sammartino

It’s my sad duty to announce the passing of the first ever legend of the WWE, the only real living legend, Bruno Sammartino. He was two time WWE champion and to my knowledge, his first title reign was the longest in the history of the federation, from 1963-71. His second title reign might have only been half as long but that has been longer than many champions since. Bruno Sammartino was also called, “Wrestling’s only true good guy.”

Bruno winning the title.

Although first retired in 1980, he did make a comeback in the mid 1980s, right when the rock and wrestling connection was getting into full swing. He may not have been fully active in that but his presence was still felt in the wrestling world. A tragic loss for wrestling and it seems 2018 will continue to suck as so many greats are taken from us.

 

 

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6 Responses to “Rest In Peace Bruno Sammartino”

  1. He was retired from fighting when I got into WWF. But he was a GREAT colour commentator. My favourite after Jesse Ventura. RIP Bruno!

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  2. RIP indeed. Sad news.

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  3. Apparently he is semi-retired and working as a personal trainer since 1996:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Sammartino

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