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Bruno Sammartino

Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino (born October 6, 1935) is an Italian-American former professional wrestler, best known for being the longest-running champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), holding the title across two reigns for over 11 years in total, as well as the longest single WWE Championship reign in professional wrestling history.

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you didn't sell out Shea Stadium. That was Bruno Sammartino
I found a Bruno Sammartino signed card. Want to get it for so he can be inspired to continue his impersonation
What about Stone Cold, Bruno Sammartino. Bret Hart, Bob Backlund, Pedro Morales etc... do they not count?
27 years ago today, Bruno Sammartino, Santana, & Roberts took on Honky Tonk & The Harts in an Elimination Showdown.
would you agree that Bruno Sammartino had a great head of hair?
Part 1/3 Bruno Sammartino on The NB Show 4/15/13: Talks meeting with Vince McMahon on his HOF night.
Bruno Sammartino is a big guy, right? And Piper is towering over him. (Gotta talk about something trivial, folks.)
Nice! Gonna be catching up on some Bruno Sammartino classics?
*FUN FACT* John Cena has more shirts than Bruno Sammartino has days as Champion!
See? Bruno Sammartino is a classy guy that he wants to do it for free, but Virgil doesn't? Shows what act of desperation he is...
Bruno Sammartino didn't charge Nick and Bryan a DIME to be on the show, but Virgil wants $2500? Give me a break.
Me and Bruno Sammartino just chilling in the lobby
So it occurs to me that Cena has been a top guy consistently for longer than anybody since Bruno Sammartino
I know I have some wrestling fan friends out there. something made me think of wrestling this morning. Here a couple of names from the good old days, Bruno Sammartino, Gorilla Monsoon- was a bad guy then. Haystacks Calhoun and Argentino Appollo who was one of my favorites are also mentioned here
On 8/9/80 at Shea Stadium, Andre the Giant p. Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino d. Larry Zybysko in a steel cage.
I liked a video from Bruno Sammartino WWE HOF / Bret Hart-HHH Comments
I'm so high I don't remember ppl talkin about the lack of 6pk abs on Harley Race or Terry Funk or Bruno Sammartino!
I already got Hulk Hogan's autograph on my title. I wonder how much the value will jump if I get John Cena and Bruno Sammartino on it...
Sammartino vs Superstar, 10/23/78. It's Bruno's MSG return after 14 months, facing the man that "stole" the title from him
Is the hiding all the 5 star Bruno Sammartino matches because I'm not impressed so far
Billy Graham puts the bear hug on Bruno Sammartino during one of their numerous epic bouts.
are you talking about THE Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino???
his dads name is Bruno Sammartino check em out on google
Bruno Sammartino wins the title in 1963 and holds it for 2803 days, cementing his legacy!
He could go on a run to rival Bruno Sammartino’s and I’d completely buy into it because he’s Brock Lesnar.
I love that Hogan thinks HE sold out Shea Stadium. Yeah, Bruno Sammartino and Larry Zbyszko didn't have anything to do with it.
I remember when Bruno Sammartino used the 5 knuckle shuffle on Backland back in the 70's.Wait...NO HE DIDN'T
Bruno Sammartino the double greatest wrestler of all time :D
looks sooo much like Bruno Sammartino.
Bruno Sammartino,Ultimate Warrior and now Sting. I think WWE should reconcile with the Poffo/Savage family next.
.I agree 100%. Never say never in pro wrestling! . Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Ultimate Warrior, & now Sting... need I say more?
As much crap as HHH gets by fans, you have to give him credit. He's brought in Kharma, Bruno Sammartino, Warrior, Mystico, Sting and KENTA.
Bruno Sammartino, Bret Hart, Ultimate Warrior all said they'd never go back to WWE. May take 2yrs 7yrs 18yrs everybody goes back
WWE CHAMPIONS TOURNAMENT. The tournament rolls on with Bruno Sammartino advancing past Bob Backlund in the...
Triple H fangirls over Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels so much its so cute
I followed in the Bruno Sammartino, Fred Blassi, George the Animal Steele days.
you do know Bruno Sammartino. Never mind.
Wasn't his name Bruno Sammartino.I think they got it wrong
One of my favourite interviews on your show was with Bruno Sammartino a true legend to professional wrestling.
Let's roll with our final four. Here are your matches: Nick Bockwinkel vs Bruiser Brody Ric Flair vs Bruno Sammartino First 13 picks gets that wrestler into the Shannon Cup finals.
The isn't Italian...leave your Italian translations to Bruno Sammartino
Bruno Sammartino and Vince McMahon in their Butlins Redcoat attire along with Jesse Ventura.
he should have broke Bruno Sammartino's record
Hi there! On Raw Monday night u said Cena was the greatest Champion of all time. I say Bruno Sammartino had the best run.
Every Germany goal today was like Bruno Sammartino losing the title.
I'm a HUGE fan . This is my Bruno Sammartino Elite
the one that crushed my soul was when Zybysko turned on Bruno Sammartino. That day ruined me.
Bruno Sammartino is the Greatest WWE Champion of all time!!! 4,040 days in only two reigns!! shut up Michael Cole
Hulk Hogan, Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair, CM Punk and Shawn Michaels all weep at "Cena greatest the WWE champ of all time"
Bruno Sammartino was champion for over 7,000 days, Cena 1/7 of that. Ric Flair is a 16 time champ. But Cena is GOAT. Okay.
"Bruno Sammartino already got that covered!"
and must've been off camera visiting his wife... And Bruno sammartino running the camera.
The head on the first one looks like it might be a ripoff of popular wrestler Bruno Sammartino
Bruno Sammartino as of today, is still the best in the world, holding the title for 10 years straight is ridiculous!
Bruno Sammartino, wrestling god, top of the animal food chain
is Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan, and of course: Bruno Sammartino. Bruno's 2 reigns add up to 4,040 days as champion.
I'm taking Rodgers over Sammartino by disqualification. Bruno's got moxy, but the kid aint champion material.
Didn't the WWE send back in time to beat Bruno Sammartino instead of IvanKoloff so he could hold the title for 40 yrs?
Am I the only one that thinks that Bruno Sammartino could legit kick my ***
>people calling Bruno Sammartino the greatest champion of all time
Photo: “There is no way you will ever see Bruno Sammartino’s title reign length get broken or even be close...
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I did not know that Andre the Giant and Bruno Sammartino were in attendance for a WCW event. Clash of the Champions XX in 1992.
I get the feeling that Ronda Rousey will be the Bruno Sammartino of women's mma.
In 1963, Buddy Rogers was literally dragged out of the hospital after a heart attack to drop the strap to Bruno Sammartino. [7/92]
Bruno Sammartino showing why they call it "Professional" wrestling
Bruno Sammartino playing with fire punching so close to the grenade on Camozzi's chest
Bruno Sammartino is in the Octagon.err.I mean Bruno Santos. My bad
Bruno Sammartino looking great for a 80 year old.
Considering the big lead, maybe the should have kept Bruno Sammartino so he could start today.
Bruno Sammartino. Or Brock Lesnar if you haven't already.
And all our thoughts turn to the greatest champ of them all, Bruno Sammartino!
Sitting next to a guy who looks Bruno Sammartino waiting for the bus. I want to ask him about Madison Square Garden so bad
Looking forward to a Bruno Sammartino dvd!!
Event[edit] Preliminary matches[edit] The first match was between Tito Santana and The Executioner. Santana won the match after applying a figure four leglock on The Executioner. Following the match, King Kong Bundy, accompanied by Jimmy Hart and Special Delivery Jones (Conrad Efraim), made their way to the ring. After crushing his opponent against the turnbuckle and landing on him stomach-first, Bundy defeated Jones in record making time. The WWF's official time for the match is nine seconds,[12] although it actually lasted closer to 24 seconds.[13] Tito Santana vs. The Executioner The next match was between Ricky Steamboat and Matt Borne. Steamboat took the early advantage in the match-up, until Borne flipped him over and slammed him to the mat using a belly-to-belly suplex. After performing a flying crossbody Steamboat pinned Borne for the win. After the match ended, David Sammartino, accompanied by his father Bruno Sammartino, and Brutus Beefcake, accompanied by Johnny Valiant, made their way to the r ...
30 seconds into the interview, and Rabbi Bruno Sammartino by Paul Heyman has me dying. Fantastic.
Bruno Sammartino with Antonino Rocca, one of the most popular wrestlers of his day (c 1950s).
Awesome Bruno Sammartino, billed as "the strongest man on Earth!" .
Worked with WWE Champ Bruno Sammartino today. First I did his makeup. Then he challenged me to an arm…
or starts his Bruno Sammartino run. 4,440 days later he loses it to Michael Cole.
did you see posted a pic of Bruno Sammartino talking about his career for a DVD
Shooting a career retrospective with the Living Legend Bruno Sammartino himself in Pittsburgh.
Just bought a badass vintage Bruno Sammartino poster. (Feel free to google that name and learn ya some history)
I added a video to a playlist Bruno Sammartino VS Jimmy Uso
Fathers and sons: found this cool old photo of Bruno Sammartino and son David, 1985, or before.
Bruno Sammartino is takin not to Stone Cold! Andre the Giant is dominating Edge right now!
TIL Bruno Mars got his name because his dad was a huge fan of Bruno Sammartino.
Zbyszko was Bruno's protégé and the match was to show what Larry learned from Sammartino. LZ two handed BS with chair. Epic
I wanna see Rusev have like a Bruno Sammartino-like streak . . .
- i mostly watch it for comedy aspect. gives me a few laughs after a long work day. :) Bruno Sammartino my all-time guy.
For your next pipe bomb, mention that your a all the way and are a bunch of fannys like bruno sammartino
I always thought Fighter Hayabusa was a tribute to Bruno Sammartino.
My goal would be to be a smaller, hairier Bruno Sammartino, with a bad attitude and less teeth.
I got Bruno Sammartino and Brock Lesnar figure at Kmart
Dante and Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer, Bruno Sammartino. Taken at Wizard World Comic Con. And always promoting...
If the legendary bruno sammartino tells the roh guys that they're great performers is because they are
There's only one reason why I would go to Wizard World this year: Bruno Sammartino. But I'll be in Pigeon Forge while he's in Chicago.
Met Adam Page at the stand at WrestleReunion in Toronto 2 years ago where i met Bruno Sammartino. Look at these guys today.
If he wins it I'm not watching wwe till he loses the titles *has it longer than Bruno Sammartino
The Legend Bruno Sammartino was there, he still looks good for his age. Philly Comic Con
seriously, you are following Brooke Hogan? What would Bruno Sammartino say?
why do the priest and the boss look like Bruno Sammartino?
Who wins The rock vs Bruno sammartino? Who was the best WWE Champion?
.Nope. Rusev is gonna go on a Bruno Sammartino-like streak . . .
Batista, John Cena, the Bella Twins, and Bruno Sammartino headed to Wizard World Philadelphia
Coming today! Another fantasy match between The Immortal Hulk Hogan and the Living Legend Bruno Sammartino!
Hansen made his way to the WWWF and had a legendary feud with champion Bruno Sammartino.
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The Bella Twins, Batista and Bruno Sammartino are also. slated to appear at this weekend's Wizard World...
said Bruno!!! Named my old puppy I had after Bruno Sammartino!!! Greatest of all time!!!
Your shout-out to Bruno Sammartino & Chief Jay Strongbow has made us friends for life! I used to watch with my GRANDMA in '70s
Hey! A Bruno Sammartino shoutout! Fun fact: He's my cousin! So it's sort of like Jon Stewart gave me a shoutout...
Cosplay, comics, movies, games, and of course the stars - Bruno Sammartino, John Cena, Dave Bautista, . The Bella...
- Mike Mooneyham of The Post & Courier has a new article up with singer Darius Rucker, talking about being a Ric Flair fan and watching wrestling growing up. Rucker said he bought one of Ric Flair's robes at a charity auction years ago and has one of his title belts on display in his home. Rucker talked about who is the greatest: "For me, the Mount Rushmore of greats would be Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Hulk Hogan, Bruno Sammartino or Lou Thesz. You can do either one of them in that fourth spot. But I think Ric Flair is the greatest of all time. He's the greatest I've ever seen ... on the mic and in the ring. Hogan gets all the accolades because he was up in New York with (WWE owner Vince) McMahon. But when you talk about on the microphone or in the ring, he doesn't hold a candle to Ric Flair. When you watch Ric on TV, that's who he is. He's the Nature Boy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I just love him. He's the most personable guy. That argument over who is the greatest of all time is such a big thing. ...
Bruno Sammartino comes right off the top of my head.
Bruno Sammartino defends the WWWF heavyweight championship against Superstar Billy Graham from Madison Square Garden on Oct. 13, 1975. All rights owned by WW...
John Felix Anthony Cena[1] (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, bodybuilder, rapper, and actor signed to WWE where he has held a record number of top championships. He has been described as "the face of the WWE for a long time" and one of the most polarising and divisive figures in WWE (or even professional wrestling) history, despite playing a heroic character for the majority of his career.[9][10][11] Cena started his professional wrestling career in 1999 with Ultimate Pro Wrestling, where he held the UPW Heavyweight Championship.[12] Cena signed a developmental contract with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later renamed to WWE) in 2001, debuting on the main roster in 2002. As of February 2014, Cena has had 21 championships reigns and is a 14-time World champion, including a record 11 reigns as WWE Champion[13] and three reigns as World Heavyweight Champion. He has the fourth-highest number of combined days as WWE Champion, behind Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan and Bru ...
Two matches I've always heard about: 1. Bruno Sammartino vs Pedro Morales 75 minute draw title v title at Shea Stadium 2. Andre the Giant vs Hulk Hogan also at Shea Stadium. Think this was on the same card as Bruno vs Zbyszko in a cage. Any footage anywhere? I've never seen any.
Watched a Sammartino/Graham match from '77. Bruno was in full perm mode. I can't believe it was a piece.
Well is interviewing Bruno Sammartino is on the WWENetwork . Bring out the coffee!
If you pretend that Bruno Sammartino's career was backed the Mafia, it puts a whole new spin on things.
But if he were the MJ of wrestling, would he be on HoW? Nobody in the USFL said "I'm the Bruno Sammartino of football!"
So much history at Shea, not just Mets/Jets either. Beatles, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Bruno Sammartino, etc
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Getting the honor to meet the living legend Bruno Sammartino next week at the Philadelphia Comic Con. Excited, kind of. He wouldn't have been my first choice to meet, especially paying the VIP price, but he's the only one there this year whose worth meeting.
Have you ever met the other legendary pittsburgher Bruno Sammartino? By the way, is still on my wish list :-)
I just want a picture of Bruno Sammartino in his booth between Booger and the green Power Ranger.
Windham/Rotunda Family Tree By Eric Cohen edited by G.N-H. The Mulligan family is one of the most successful in wrestling history and only one of three families to feature both a father and his son in the WWE Hall of Fame. However, the family isn't as famous as either the Hart or Von Erich families partially due to the family members using different last names for their stage names. Blackjack Mulligan Real name: Robert Windham is the patriarch of the family. His is most famous for his success in the tag team ranks where he was a part of the Blackjacks along with Blackjack Lanza. In the AWA, they were managed by Bobby Heenan and in the WWE, where they won the tag team championship, they were managed by Captain Lou Albano. He also had a successful career as a singles star and had feuds for the WWE Championship against Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales, and Bob Backlund. One of his trademarks was wearing a black glove and applying the clawhold to his opponent's head. The move was so devastating that the WWE us ...
My first ever attempt at a selfie, Mania weekend at Axxess. The Bruno Sammartino statue behind me. It looks awful.
Full Details On Topps' New WWE Chrome Collector Cards Being Released This Week - The following was issued yesterday: Topps Chrome returns to the WWE Ring Tuesday, June 10 (New York) - Your favorite Superstars, Divas and Legends are about to be Chromed. After an absense from the Topps WWE product line, Chrome returns for 2014. These premium cards have been favorites in sports for years, dating back to their debut in Topps MLB and Topps NFL series in 1996. "The Chrome treatment to our popular 2014 Topps WWE base brand series will really stun collectors," says Colin Walton, Art Director. "metal etching treatments really make the photos pop, while a thicker coating en- sures that the cards remain well protected throughout the years." All base cards for Topps WWE 2014 Chrome feature biographies and analysis from legendary broadcaster and WWE Hall of Famer "Good Ol' JR" Jim Ross and feature longtime veterans like John Cena, WWE Legends such as Bruno Sammartino and NXT Prospects, including new NXT Women's Champi ...
Yeah... the longest champion in the old old WWF Bruno Sammartino and great indy wrestlers
no what that means is Bruno Sammartino was better than you and so is John Cena
but the longest reign on record was Bruno Sammartino
Fact of the day, vacant has held the championship more times than Bruno Sammartino.
Cool video of the Bruno Sammartino song
Catch up with wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino:
3 wrestlers I never got to see in their prime: Bruno Sammartino, "Superstar" Billy Graham & Antonio Inoki
given the opportunity, who would you rather face, Bret Hart or Bruno Sammartino?
.1984 with Roddy Piper, the 1960's with Bruno Sammartino and YouShoot with ICP. These guys make EXCELLENT interview discs. .
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What has local wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino been up to? Read the unbelievable story here:
I think the Miami Heat are going to go on a Bruno Sammartino streak
another being Bruno Sammartino's first title run
When it's all said and done. will be looked at as the Bruno Sammartino of being turnt up.
yes you'll beat Bruno Sammartino reign of 2,803 :D
Did you know Bruno Mars' father nicknamed him like professional wrestler, Bruno Sammartino.
Wrestling fans here I am with . HHH and BRUNO SAMMARTINO
Hey wwe smackdowners. Check me out with. The living legend. BRUNO SAMMARTINO
oh wait, is that the Bruno Sammartino lookin' *** dude?
Did his father Pete get to meet Jim & George? Did you know Bruno's name came from Bruno Sammartino? (wrestler)
I would like to see one more match from Bruno Sammartino or Bob Backlund or the APA
Who would YOU choose to put the belt on? Macho Man, Bruno Sammartino, Daniel Bryan, Big E, Cody Rhodes, or "Ravishing" Rick Rude?.
Hi, I want to thank Mr. Mark Bujan for letting me join this historic group. I am an admirer of old wrestling and I am always looking to see classic matches and hear stories from people who went to places like the second Madison Square Garden, Spectrum and all the great arenas that no longer exist. My uncle used to tell me about seeing Bruno Sammartino wrestle at the Art Theater in the Bronx and I would like to learn about others' experiences seeing wrestlers. Thanks for letting me in this group!
Bruno Sammartino def. Buddy Rogers in 47 secs at MSG to win the WWWF World Title for the first time on this date in 1963.
In honor of this anniversary date of Bruno winning the WWWF Championship Belt from Nature Boy Buddy Rogers at Madison Square Garden, here is my collection of Bruno-related photos I've taken. The photo of me with Bruno Sammartino was taken at The New Haven Arena on March 29, 1963. Naturally, I was beyond thrilled to meet him in person. And Bruno signed the backside of the photo at a later event. I was there at MSG in NY on May 17, 1963 when Bruno won the championship title, but I was too far away to get any decent photos. Explanation of other photos: Reigning Champion Bruno Sammartino waiting in his corner to begin the match he successfully defended his title against challenger Gorilla Monsoon on October 4, 1963 in New Jersey Bruno Sammartino applies Shoulder Claw to Gorilla Monsoon at the Title fight in New Jersey, 10/4/63 Bruno Sammartino caught in Hans Mortier’s world-famous Full Nelson hold. According to legend, Bruno is the ONLY wrestler to ever break free from it! (A little blurry, but this photo . ...
I gotta question for you guys. Do you know who was WWF/WWE Heavyweight Champion when you were born? Bruno Sammartino was champ when I was born. Comment below... Heel4Life
Edition 4 of WWWF Happenings WWWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Arena - August 16, 1977 Championship Wrestling taping: 8/20/77: Bob Backlund & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Moose Monroe, Johnny Rodz, & Rocky Tomayo in a handicap match at 7:18 when Calhoun pinned Monroe & Tomayo after Monroe was thrown onto his partner 8/27/77: Mr. Fuji vs. Chief Jay Strongbow 9/3/77: Peter Maivia pinned Joe Turco with a splash at 5:25 Butcher Vachon defeated an unknown Chief Jay Strongbow & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Jack Evans & Rocky Tomayo at 7:32 when Strongbow pinned Tomayao after sending him into a shoulderblock from Calhoun; during the bout, Vince McMahon announced the current results so far in the Manager of the Year contest noting that the Grand Wizard was slightly in the lead over Arnold Skaaland, and also mentioned that Lou Albano and Fred Blassie were doing well in the voting; after the bout, McMahon interviewed the Grand Wizard, who asked for more votes in the contest saying he wanted a much bigger lead Larry Zbyszko & T ...
51 years ago today, Bruno Sammartino defeats WWWF World Champion Buddy Rogers in under a minute with an...
BRUNO SAMMARTINO on how seriously he took being champion:. "I had a pretty tough childhood, being in Europe...
Bruno Sammartino as WWE Champion for 7 half years > TNA
This day in 1963: Bruno Sammartino beats Buddy Rogers in to become WWF champ
Vince is going to put the belt on cena and cena is going to have a Bruno Sammartino type run and be champion for 5 years
On this day May 17th 1925 Tris Speaker gets his 3000th hit 1941 Pennsylvania declares it a legal holiday to honor Connie Mack 1963 Bruno Sammartino wins the WWF title from Nature Boy Buddy Rogers 1964 Colt 45 pitcher Don Nottebart no hits the Phillies 1968 Frank Howard belts his 8th homer in 5 games 1969 Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh agree to move to the AFC 1970 Hank Aaron gets his 3000th hit 1979 wild game at Wrigley Phillies 23 Cubs 22
On this day.May 17th.1845 The rubber band is patented.1915 Cubs George " Zip " Zabel relieves with two outs in the first and winds up with a 4-3 win ina 19 inning win over Brooklyn: longest relief pitching appearance ever.1936 Dennis Hopper actor, director, and writer is born.1957 school desegregation law; Brown vs. The Board of Education.1963 Bruno Sammartino beats Buddy " Nature Boy " Rogers for the WWE title.1971 " Godspell " premieres on broadway !
Today in WWE History. 51 years ago, Bruno Sammartino wins his first WWWF Championship against "The Nature Boy"...
WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE HISTORY The WWE World Heavyweight Championship is widely recognized as the most historic championship in WWE. Dating back to 1963, the WWE Championship was first awarded to Buddy Rogers after he defeated Antonino Rocca in the finals of a tournament in April. Since that time, the biggest names in the business have held the title, including Bruno Sammartino, Andre the Giant, Bret Hart, The Rock and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. At WWE TLC on Dec. 15, 2013, WWE Champion Randy Orton defeated World Heavyweight Champion John Cena to unify the two titles, melding the two most vital championship lineages in all of sports-entertainment and creating the WWE World Heavyweight Title. go this link and and saw wwe wch championship list
On this day in 1963, Bruno Sammartino defeated "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers to win the World Wide…
This Day in 1963- Bruno Sammartino defeats Buddy Rogers for the WWWF Title
thought the mayor would be a Bruno Sammartino fan.
Tomorrow May 17th is the 51st anniversary of the classic -- but very short -- title match in which Bruno Sammartino defeated Buddy Rogers to begin what was to be the longest title reign in WWWF history --
It was July 15, 1967 and the atmosphere in the city was so thick you could cut it with a knife. The legend and all his east coast glory, BRUNO SAMMARTINO had arrived to do battle, champion vs champion with San Francisco's RAY STEVENS at the Cow Palace that night. One man would walk away with both the WWWF World Title and the United States Championship. The arena was filled to the rafters to witness this epic confrontation. Here's an article from the November 1967 Wrestling Revue magazine, written by Southern Cal's own JEFF WALTON, giving you all the details
If WWE produces a Bruno Sammartino DVD they should show the match with him and macho Man Randy Savage.
I remember a poster match with rowdy Roddy Piper and Bruno Sammartino which was in far one of my favorite matches in a steel cage.
Bruno Sammartino has fought some of the greatest legends in WWE history including Superstar Billy Graham, but has never fought Andre giant.
Now if you would say that John Cena was going to take on Bruno Sammartino in a match. I would tell you that he would lose!
Living under the importance of a living legend like Bruno Sammartino is like living with gold. For that man is the true wrestler.
. The Ry-Backbreaker would be cool if he used Bruno Sammartino's version
bryansbeard: imagine smarky wrestling fans when bruno sammartino was champ "my fave held the WWF title for...
Baby Boomers are 86% more likely to vote for Bruno Sammartino on The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
no disrespect but, is Bruno sammartino,iron sheik n other non American legends is also on ur deportation list.
50 Years Ago - Bruno Sammartino and Hans Mortier drew a bout to unify the WWWF World Heavyweight and European Championships.
47 years ago today at in Bruno Sammartino def. Gorilla Monsoon to retain the WWWF (Heavyweight Championship.
This week's edition looks at the 20/05/1985 WWF House show from MSG, as Bruno and David Sammartino take on Brutus Beefcake & Johnny Valiant!
Thank you Bruno Sammartino for letting support you all these years! .
March 29, 1986 Your hosts are Bruno Sammartino and Vince McMahon Tonight, Hulk Hogan will be…
Johnny Valiant bodyslams David Sammartino outside the ring Bruno throws Johnny in the ring & a brawl erupts between all 4
Bruno Sammartino is getting cheered at MSG more than his son
"Hey Mike, is Bruno Sammartino the greatest winner in Pittsburgh sports history?" BROONO SAMMAWTERNAH IZ NAWT ATHLEET, okay.
Randy savage vs. Bruno Sammartino . another from my collection-Michie
.// Do they still have the George Romero 1970s sports docs on VHS? The one on Bruno Sammartino was my fave.
Bruno Sammartino definitely would have been just "Bruno" if he was in today's WWE.
A friend of mine is selling this signed and framed Bruno sammartino photo. Frame size is 18x18. He is asking $200...
Robert Kardashian can't be Khloe's dad because she looks identical to Bruno Sammartino.
Bruno Sammartino statue revealed at WrestleMania Axxess last month | via
This is a photo from the last show of Hall of Fame & Legendary Wrestler Bruno Sammartino signing an item for an...
I didn't ask, but this guy at the table next to us at dinner may or may not have been Bruno Sammartino
As I prepare for the first Sunday night game in the history of the Pirates, I reflect on the truly great sports stars I have been privileged to see in person: Ralph Kiner, Roberto Clemente, Bill Mazerowski, Willie Stargell, Terry Bradshaw, Mario Lemieux, Stanley Crosby, Yaromir Jagr, Bruno Sammartino, Lynn Swann, Franco Harris, Tony Dorsett, Mike Ditka, Bubby Brister, the list goes on...
That piper's pit segment was really good, he got great heat, but Bruno Sammartino is terrible on the mic
correction plz its 434 days bur Bruno Sammartino was 8 years WWE Champion
Watching Bruno Sammartino vs. Superstar Billy Graham after 2 games, completely exhausted. But still a fun day
been a wrestling fan since Bruno Sammartino days. Love the old stories
Did Mike Emrick just drop a Bruno Sammartino reference?! lol
I tested my brothers knowledge... he got Buddy Rogers right, but thought you were Bruno Sammartino.
Obscure Match of the Night. Bruno Sammartino vs. Honky Tonk Man for the Intercontinental Championship...
He was the greatest wrestler, and gentlemen. Bruno probably would of destroyed Hulk Hogan in shoot match.and maybe few top talents today could match his strength,stamina,and work ethic.
East Coast CAW Wrestling New Millennium (unaired show) THE LAST STOP BEFORE SPRING BREAK: RANDOM JOKER!! Official Results 1) AJ Lee refused to fight and walked out of the building... .or so we thought. Goten blocked her at the main entrance and exit. Goten: Make it easy on yourself and just get it over and done with. AJ Lee: What are you doing here and DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!! Goten: I'm here because I'm meeting Sam after the show for a date. And secondly, I'm working security here for a bit so I can buy a Wii-U for the new Super Smash Bros. Wii-U coming later this year. AJ Lee: ugh!! Various security guards would make their way down there and 'personally escort' AJ Lee to the ring. But Iima was no where to be found. Things turned for the worst as Iima was found in a very heavily drugged state. Apparently, the new medication she was recently prescribed by Doc Samson was the cause of this. The match was cancelled because Iima was in no condition to compete. AJ laughed and mocked her, only to have April ...
best numbers to date for this week's show with Diamond Dallas Page, can't wait to see what this sunday's show does with Bruno Sammartino
Amazing how Bruno Sammartino has outlived these guys by years. Must be the good Mediterranean food.
Any list that doesn't include Bruno Sammartino is an invalid...
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WWE Legend of the Day:. Shoutout to WWE Hall of Famer (Bruno Sammartino)
Think about it. Maximillian could go on a Bruno Sammartino type run.
Don't laugh, but I will be going to see the next Smackdown (Money in the Bank) at TD Garden June 29. Hey, I grew up with Bruno Sammartino ok
So what to do next after interviewing an amazing person like Diamond Dallas Page, interview another wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino! This Sunday we will have the honor to have the WWE Hall Of Famer on Wrestling365. Send your questions now! But in the mean time you must listen to our DDP interview, its been picked up on every new site, he talks about his life, Warrior, going back to WWE to help the young guys in May, his recent milestone he hit with DDPYoga recently and so much more! Thank you to all the websites and fans for your support! Be sure to get your DDPYoga at: to the show right now at:
Edition 1 of WWWF happenings We have renamed this segment on PWC, we have been highlighting both TV tapings and MSG and we will now add some other shows between the TV and MSG shows and a spot show as well. A lot to report so this will be a big edition! WWWF @ Baltimore, MD - Civic Center - April 30, 1977 16-man $5000 battle royal; participants included Ken Patera, Doug Gilbert, Johnny Rodz, Baron Mikel Scicluna, Santacopita, Moose Monroe, Baron Von Raschke, Billy White Wolf, Tony Garea, Ted Adams, Larry Zbyszko, SD Jones, Jan Nelson, Gorilla Monsoon, and Chief Jay Strongbow; Superstar Billy Graham was to have been a participant but instead asked for a world title shot. The Graham situation is unique, normally the winner of the battle Royal got the title shot the same night! SD Jones defeated Johnny Rodz Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jan Nelson Ken Patera defeated Ted Adams Superstar Billy Graham pinned WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino (w/ Arnold Skaaland) to win the title at 13:43 with a leg pick up and p ...
Wwe fans here I am with the living legend BRUNO SAMMARTINO
Bruno Sammartino beats Nature Boy Buddy Rogers to win the WWWF championship. His first reign would last 2803 days. http:/…
The Legendary is one of the greats & the longest reigning ever in Elite 25
Hey, I write a little bit about meeting Bruno Sammartino and Scott Hall
The guy who broke me into this crazy biz, is having Bruno Sammartino on his show this Sunday. Go listen!
Ifput Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino & Ultimate Warrior in WWE HOF, KISS can bring Vinnie in for the night!
"Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers and Bruno Sammartino, the first two WWWF champions
just watched The Undisputed Truth. Great work. Plenty of good laughs. I'm going Bruno Sammartino on someone's *** today.
i want to see Stone Cold Steve Austin or Bruno Sammartino become the COO
Bruno sammartino had the longest reign for 8 years..unbelievable!
How about locking Cena in a room with Bruno Sammartino and they don't come out until Cena understands how to be a face?
According to Superstar Billy Graham, Bruno Sammartino received "millions" to allow to induct him in their Hall of Fame.
Everything is a rehashed gimmick now. Bubbles used to be Bruno Sammartino's thing.
So I grew up here. This is normalcy, but so is the Steelers, Bruno Sammartino, Billy Conn and Glenn Hairston.
- hanging out with Andre The Giant and Bruno Sammartino, plus showing off the…
is it just me or dose my Bruno sammartino e25 have a *** face?
Bruno Sammartino holds the record for the longest WWE title reign in wrestling history of 2,803 days
The unveiling of the Bruno Sammartino statue at the opening night of
You'll be [redacted] before a tearful and historic reunion years later. /House/tube is basically the Bruno Sammartino of tubes.
Yessir our MAJOR Announcement: Joining us next week on Wrestling365 is: Former WWE Champion & WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino
Final Round 1 match of the Wrestling Talk King of the Ring: Bruno Sammartino vs. Ric Flair. *comment who you want...
Bruno Sammartino Benched 595 pounds SHEEESH and 335 35 reps.I know what I'm doing today strength training
Watching Sammartino vs. Savage on the Super fun stuff. Savage selling everything. Bruno could go. Hot crowd. …
I liked a video Scott Hall and Larry Zbyszko watch Bruno Sammartino.
Bulldog Brower [1983] I can’t honestly say I never even knew of this guy until I read that he once held the NWA American Tag Team Championship with Roddy Piper. As it turns out, Brower had quite a storied career, debuting in the late 1950’s and wrestling throughout North America for 30 years. Brower got his start in Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling. After wrestling in Canada, He traveled to Puerto Rico. It was there that he teamed with Luke Graham to win a tournament that crowned he and Graham as the NWA North American Tag Team Champions. Then he traveled back to America to wrestle in New York for the NWF, where he defeated Johnny Powers to become the NWF North American Champion. It was in the 1980’s when he headed to Madison Square Gardens to meet Vince McMahon and sign a contract. He ended his wrestling career in the WWF as a heel, facing off against the likes of Johnny Valentine, Mil Mascaras, “Big Cat” Ernie Ladd, and Bruno Sammartino. Sadly, Bulldog Brower passed away in September of 1997 a ...
Bruno Sammartino is the LEGEND. All else, pretenders.
Still trying to watch the Bruno Sammartino/Superstar Billy Graham match on the History of WWE DVD. I find it boring.
You cant beat a bit of Bruno Sammartino!! :) xx
The Philadelphia Wizard World convention on June 20th, 21st and 22nd will feature Cena, Batista, The Bellas and Bruno Sammartino.
They just added the Bella Twins, John Cena, and Bruno Sammartino to Wizard World Philadelphia. And BATISTA! Michael Rooker and Karen Gillan are going to be there. If they added one more name, like Chris Pratt, I would kill for a Guardians of the Galaxy VIP.
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Professional wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino shares the shock many fans feel after the sudden death of the former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior.
My son and I went to the Steel City Comic was freaking off the hook! Saw and spoke with: Parker Stevenson. Dermot Crowley (Luther show...British show) Cindy Williams (Shirley from Laverne and Shirley...and I got her autograph) Bruno Sammartino! Lee Majors!.yup, the Six Million Dollar Man. Took a tonload of picts too! Never been to one of these was TOTALLY AWESOME!
WWF Wrestling Results from Philadelphia P.A. from the Spectrum ,(7,742) , Televised on Prism Network announcers *** Graham and Kal Rudman , December 13, 1980 , Results , Johnny Rodz defeated Rick Stallone 9:32 , The Moondogs defeated Rick McGraw and Steve King at 14:12, Sgt, Slaughter defeated Dominic Denucci at 9:17 , Tony Atlas fought Larry Zbyszko to a double disqualification at 11:14 ,WWF World Tag Team Champions Tony Garea and Rick Martel defeated The Wild Samoans in 2 straight falls at 13:34 ,in fall one The Samoans were disqualified at the 28 second mark in fall two Martel pinned Afa at 13:06 , (28 second disqualification in fall one doesn't make for a great match,) WWF World I.C. Champion Pedro Morales defeated Ernie Ladd by disqualification at 9:44 , Bruno Sammartino defeated Ken Patera at 7:51( Patera had lost his I.C. Title to Morales, didn't wrestle much longer in WWF, came back to WWF in 1984,) Thanks
At the steel city con in monroeville, just met one of my idols, Parker Stevenson and waiting to meet Bruno Sammartino and George "the Animal Steele"
George the Animal Steele born Jim Myers was raised in Madison Heights, Michigan. During high school, he found success in track running, baseball, basketball and football. In 1956, Myers entered Michigan State University as a football player for the Michigan State Spartans, but his career as a football player was immediately cut short as a result of knee problems. After gaining a bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University and a master's degree from Central Michigan University, Myers became a teacher, amateur wrestling coach, and football coach at Madison High School in Madison Heights, Michigan. There he would eventually become a member of the Michigan Coaches Hall of Fame. Looking to supplement his income, he got into the world of Detroit-area professional wrestling, but in order to protect his privacy, he wrestled using a mask and the name The Student. Scouted by World Wide Wrestling Federation champion Bruno Sammartino, he began working in Pittsburgh in 1967 on the popular Studio Wrestlin ...
I love Bruno Sammartino's move set on Nothing but stiff, old school, smash mouth Rasslin'. :)
i hope Bruno Sammartino gets called up soon
We have to give credit to the man who has mended fences with guys like The Ultimate Warrior and Bruno Sammartino
Just had an epic, stiff fight between Bruno Sammartino and Andre The Giant on In my custom 70s MSG arena too! :D
Eat your heart out Bruno Sammartino, Big Zeke's reign outlasted yours. Wait, did WWE forget he was still employed?
Interesting 3-man commentary team for this match: Vince McMahon, Jesse Ventura, Bruno Sammartino.
and Bruno Sammartino was the WWWF champ the last time the Leafs won the cup.
I liked a video Marty Jannetty on Bruno Sammartino testifying against him
has put together at Full Sail and brought both Lesnar AND Bruno Sammartino back to
Who is better on the basis of technical skills?? Bruno Sammartino OR Hulk Hogan
Hey guys, so it's my 17th birthday today and I just wanted to say, thanks to all those who have actually respected my opinions and so on and to those who claim I'm ''too young to know wrestling'', this one's for you... Since the age of just three, I remember watching WWF and WCW, my dad was and still is a huge wrestling fan. At eight years old I was watching ROH, whereas most fans don't even hear of ROH until they're eighteen years old, CM Punk is my favorite wrestler of all time. I might get called an ' *** ' and be told to change my opinion to someone like The Rock or Steve Austin, but I bet in the 90's when you were rooting for Austin, Rock, Hogan or Randy Savage and claiming they were the best, no one turned around and said to you ''you're clearly some *** who hasn't lived through the Bruno Sammartino era and needs to learn real wrestling'' and that your opinion was invalid. No, I'm not too young to admin, I'm not even the youngest on this page for one thing, but considering I've been watching pro ...
Following the fall of Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania, can begin a new cycle, having a new warrior go unconquered for an impressive stretch. As high stakes in WWE's in-ring narratives and a way to elevate a star in search of megastar status, a similar streak has tremendous value. It's a tricky path to take, though. The special nature of Undertaker's feat becomes less so should someone else match it. The shock is still fresh for some—Brock Lesnar defeated Undertaker at WrestleMania 30. WrestleMania's most compelling, consistent attraction is gone. There will of course be title bouts and grudge matches at The Show of Shows, but no longer will Undertaker defend his streak. As thrilling as the journey to 21-1 was, WWE has to be tempted to begin it again with someone else. Stakes and Stardom Undertaker's WrestleMania matches have been so great for the past few years in part because of the mystique around the streak. Each year, a new Superstar would step up. Fans didn't believe that Shawn Micha ...
The timing of the death of the man best known as The Ultimate Warrior (real name Warrior, born James Brian Hellwig) at 54 years old is, at best, eerie. The day after his first appearance on Raw and three days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, he passed away outside of a hotel in Arizona. TMZ is reporting that he clutched his chest and collapsed, which are signs of a heart attack. Throughout WrestleMania weekend, when he appeared on WWE programming, it was not uncommon to see concern for his health on social media sites. His face turned red and he was sweating profusely during his Hall of Fame speech. TMZ reported that the concern was shared by those around him. On Raw, he was out of breath after a short walk to the ring and an attempt to shake the ropes. In general, he looked older, puffier and much less healthy than he did when doing publicity for WWE 2K14 last summer. On top of the change in his appearance, Hellwig dying when he did has obviously led to a lot of speculation about if he ma ...
it'll be with the Andre The Giant and Bruno Sammartino statues that WWE made for their moving Hall of Fame site..
is rousey/Carano same class as Bruno sammartino/Brock Lesnar?
At least we still have Bruno Sammartino. But your list needs Bobo Brazil and -- every Jets fan's favorite -- Wahoo McDaniel.
WWE parrots even labeled Bruno Sammartino a bitter old man right up until he returned.
like making peace with WWE and Vince. Vince and warrior were fighting for years. Bruno Sammartino goes way back into the mid
Might be a bit difficult on this one, I did get Bruno Sammartino into my last essay, but this might be push.
Bruno Sammartino is alive and old as f-ck. Most of the steroid era guys check out early.
Well, at least we still have Bruno Sammartino.
a kid. They talked about guys like Bruno Sammartino, but I had no idea. Not until the last few years.
Exclusive look at the making of the Bruno Sammartino statue
Bruno Sammartino outliving em' all too.
First Macho Man now Warrior! Every guy that reconciles with WWE after being estranged seems to die soon after..Watch out Bruno Sammartino.
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50th Anniv of May 17, 1963 WWWF Title for Bruno and Belt will be in PGH 11 am Fri Sammartino Day
Crazy Fact - Daniel Bryan has held the WWE World title... - prorasslin: more times then Bruno Sammartino,...
Bruno sammartino has to make the list.
His Dad used to call him Bruno Sammartino because when he was small he was Chubby just like Bruno Sammartino😍
Very very funny episode, but how can you not mention the living legend Bruno Sammartino?
Cesaro could actually be built up like Bruno Sammartino. Same power, different body.
Hogan, Stone Cold, and The Rock in one ring? If Bruno Sammartino and Bret Hart was there too, that would have been awesome too.
As much as I wanted AJ to have the Bruno Sammartino reign, I'm glad she got her big WrestleMania victory and THEN dropped it to Paige.
I'm glad that relationships have been repaired between WWE and Bret Hart, Bruno Sammartino, Hogan, and Warrior. So much hist…
...Pretty accurate comparison JBL just made with the Bruno Sammartino Title Reign/Streak comparison.
I didn't go to Raw just mania. I lost my mind. Btw Bruno Sammartino was on my flight out of New Orleans. Best mania ever
Bruno Sammartino's era. Classic real wrestling with very little instance of ever breaking kayfabe. So does it look like I only
At Wrestlemania Axxess on Thursday night, Triple H disclosed a life-size statue of the unique Bruno Sammartino...
No doubt. We all know Bruno Sammartino and Hulk Hogan real fathers of mma
Killer Kowalski, Bruno Sammartino, Gorilla Monsoon, etc. Watched it on Saturday mornings on UHF tv
People need to realize Bruno Sammartino did not need to be in the ring with Hogan,Rock.Stone Cold. he was pre Wrestlemania.
The Fabulous Moolah,The Undertaker and Bruno Sammartino made history and their legacy will live on.
The only equivilent I can think of is Bruno Sammartino losing the title back in the old days.
And oh yea, John Cena's gimic is older than Bruno Sammartino's title reign (8 years straight). He needs to get out of wrestling asap.
I go back to the Bruno Sammartino days. Lol
Hey! There's Bruno Sammartino sitting in 1st class!
Maria Kaneliss and Bruno Sammartino are at my gate at the airport right now!! Totally marking out!!!
It's always been said when Ivan Koloff ended Bruno Sammartino's reign as WWWF Champ, the crowd was deathly silent.
Bruno Sammartino, Bret Hart, Bob Backlund, and Dusty Rhodes also in the house!!
I like Bruno Sammartino or George the Animal Steele, but they're not wrestling.
That's not Sergeant Slaughter, that's Bruno Sammartino with a hat and glasses.
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