[adinserter block=”1″]Bruno Sammartino is not only heading into the WWE Hall of Fame, but he is being introduced to a brand new audience. The WWE Universe will learn about the greatness of the Living Legend starting with a fantastic series of videos posted on You Tube by the WWE.
The legend of Bruno Sammartino is a fascinating thing. For fans that either grew up watching Bruno or learned about pro wrestling history, there is a great appreciation for Bruno’s legacy. The man not only sold out Madison Square Garden more than any other WWE champion, but fought a laundry list of just about every legendary name of that era. Now that Bruno and the WWE have mended fences, today’s fans will get to see exactly how great this legend truly was.
WWE Fan Nation quickly assembled a fantastic assortment of videos spotlighting the former WWWF champion at various periods of his career. Of course a great majority of videos come from Bruno’s last run in the mid 1980s which Bruno will readily admit was not his best. My hunch is that the WWE will hold on to the deeper videos for an upcoming DVD release.
The Bruno playlist is…
Take a special look at the legendary career of 2013 Hall of Famer, Bruno Sammartino
Bruno Sammartino vs. Ivan Koloff – WWE Championship Match: Madison Square Garden November 17, 1975
Bruno and David Sammartino vs. Bobby Heenan and Paul Orndorff: Prime Time Wrestling, March 26, 1985
Bruno Sammartino vs. Spiros Arion – Greek Death Match: Madison Square Garden, April 14, 1975
Bruno and David Sammartino vs. Brutus Beefcake and Johnny V: Madison Square Garden, May 20, 1985
Bruno Sammartino returns to WWE: Championship Wrestling, September 22, 1984
Bruno Sammartino vs. Stan Hansen – WWE Championship Cage Match: Madison Square Garden, August 7, 1977
Special interview with Bruno Sammartino and Larry Zbyszko: Championship Wrestling, January 26, 1980
Bruno Sammartino vs. Hercules: Houston Live Event, August 28, 1987
Bruno Sammartino and Paul Orndorff vs. Roddy Piper and Bob Orton: Prime Time Wrestling, February 24, 1986
Piper’s Pit with Bruno Sammartino: Madison Square Garden, October 21, 1985
Bruno Sammartino announces his retirement: Championship Wrestling, August 12, 1981
[adinserter block=”2″]Again a lot of the matches come from Bruno’s last run which is a slight disappointment but at the same time it also features WWE legends that most of the current Universe are familiar with. I hope we get a chance to see some of the MSG, Boston Garden, and Philadelphia Spectrum classics in upcoming video releases. As an FYI you can do a search on You Tube for some of those classics although some aren’t the best quality.
Enjoy and learn the legend of Bruno Sammartino!
[amazon_link id=”1440476985″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Bruno Sammartino: An Autobiography Of Wrestling’s Living Legend[/amazon_link]