I never saw Bruno Sammartino wrestle. Still
I agree that he is, perhaps, the greatest star from
the golden age of pro wrestling. Bruno will
be among the first 13 inducted into the Pro Wrestling
Hall of Fame this weekend. They'll have to have
the ceremony without him. Bruno refuses to
"Wrestling is how I made my living and supported
my family, but it's over. I don't want anything
to do with it anymore," Bruno was quoted
as saying earlier this week.
Despite a long reign as world champion, selling
out Madison Square Garden over 200 times (the most
ever) and his immense popularity, Bruno was
blackballed from wrestling when he spoke out about,
"Drugs, steroids, all the sexual stuff, bizarre
things" that he saw going on in wrestling in
the 80's. Click here
for the full story.
I never saw Bruno wrestle. That's sad for
me. No one will see Bruno at the ceremony
as he's inducted into the Hall of Fame. That's
sad for all fans of the sport.