Bruno Sammartino, WWE legend, dies at 82

19 April, 2018, 06:25 | Author: Angelica Greene
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After leaving Italy with his family following the World War II, Sammartino settled in Pittsburgh. His first reign of 2,803 days remains the longest in the history of WWE. The proud Italian's background resonated with fans from all walks of life. Bruno's brother and sister both passed away at young ages, and Adolf Hitler's Nazi forces seized their town, but Bruno persevered.

In 1959, weight-lifter Sammartino set a world record by bench-pressing an incredible 565 lbs.

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"Bruno became an overnight sensation, connecting with not only fellow Italians, but also Latinos, Greeks and Jews, successfully bridging the gap in America's melting pot of wrestling fans".

He held the title for eight years, defeating such menacing opponents as Killer Kowalski, Gorilla Monsoon, and George "The Animal" Steele.

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To try and best explain the impact Bruno Sammartino had on professional wrestling would be hard by today's measures, largely because there are simply no easy modern comparisons. Bruno also packed houses outside of New York City, bringing in 35,000 people to see him battle his former protégé Larry Zbyszko at Shea Stadium inside of a steel cage. Piper's invectives continued once Sammartino entered the ring, but Sammartino didn't decide to come out of retirement until Piper got so angry that he used a derogatory epithet to insult Bruno.

Sammartino remained a fan favorite into the 1980s before becoming a broadcaster and mentor for his son David. He was known as "The Living Legend" and was a two-time WWWF champion - a predecessor to today's WWE - holding the top championship in the company for over 11 years. Professional wrestling promoter Vincent J. McMahon helped propel Sammartino into a star in sports entertainment, but it was his victory over Buddy Rogers at Madison Square Garden in 1963 that won him the WWE Championship.

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He is one of, if not the, biggest draws in Madison Square Garden history as he headlined and sold out the venue 188 times. WWE extended its condolences to Sammartino's family in a statement Wednesday.

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