The Wrestling World Mourns the Loss of Bruno Sammartino

Truly a sad day in the world of wrestling. Bruno Sammartino passed away Wednesday morning. He was 82. The wrestling world is sharing tributes to one of the most important figures in the industry.

Trailblazer, legend, icon

Bruno was a pillar of professional wrestling. The Italian Superman owns an untouchable record in wrestling history. Sammartino  held the WWWF Championship for 8 years after winning the strap in 1963. He went on to become the first ever two-time Champion and that reign lasted a mind-boggling three and a half years. The former champ sold out WWE’s home, Madison Square Gardens 187 times. Bruno was even part of the first ever wrestling show there.

Sammartino retired from action in 1981 but would return later that decade. In his second act, he helped launch future WWE icons like “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Roddy Piper, and The Honky Tonk Man.

Bruno was finally inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.


One of the finest men

WWE Superstars took to social media to honour the memory of the pioneer who forever changed the landscape of wrestling:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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