Details On Bruno Sammartino’s WWE Future & Who Helped Triple H Change His Mind



bruno-sammartino

Bruno Sammartino reportedly approached the WWE Hall of Fame offer from Triple H as purely a business decision, giving Triple H a price that he thought would be turned down. Bruno didn’t think the deal would go through and eventually believed that Vince McMahon likely nixed the deal due to his asking price. The price is apparently in line with what WWE would pay one of their top stars for a WrestleMania pay off. Nobody going into the Hall had ever asked a deal anywhere near what Bruno asked. Sammartino ended up getting a significant deal.

Vince McMahon and Bruno still have not spoken as Triple H has handled the deal. Triple H is hoping to get Vince and Bruno together to talk in April. Regarding Triple H’s talks with Bruno, he portrayed himself as a student and a fan of Sammartino’s era. Triple H told Bruno from the start that WWE cleaned up their product and that when he got more power, he wanted to make WWE’s product similar to the product that Sammartino headlined years ago.

One of the connections between Bruno and WWE is Pittsburgh neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon. Maroon had operated previously on Bruno and worked on WWE’s medical team. Sammartino credits Maroon with keeping him out of a wheelchair after successful back surgery years ago. Sammartino viewed Maroon in high regard when he spoke of changes that had been made when it came to the health of WWE’s performers and their strict drug testing.

Sammartino said during negotiations that if the deal didn’t happen this year, he was not open to it any time in the future. The deal will see Sammartino be involved with WWE after his Hall of Fame induction. Sammartino was asked to be part of DVD’s on his era. He will also do voice-overs for some of his matches and a straight Sammartino DVD release is likely. Sammartino will also appear on WWE’s Legends Roundtable shows at times.

(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)



Recent Posts

TMZ Reports Spike TV Is Canceling TNA Impact Wrestling

TMZ Reports Spike TV Is Canceling TNA Impact Wrestling

From TMZ.com: TNA Wrestling's flagship show "Impact Wrestling" could soon be without a home -- Sp...

Today In Wrestling History– July 28th

Today In Wrestling History– July 28th

Trivia 1997 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: ...

CM Punk Checks In From Comic Con, Kevin Steen Comments On Going To WWE?, Hell In A Cell

CM Punk Checks In From Comic Con, Kevin Steen Comments On Going To WWE?, Hell In A Cell

- CM Punk's latest video with Nerdist from San Diego Comic Con is below. Punk talks about almost buy...

Jim Ross Comments On Rumors Of TNA’s Relationship With Spike TV Being In Jeopardy

Jim Ross Comments On Rumors Of TNA's Relationship With Spike TV Being In Jeopardy

- WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross tweeted the following this evening: This could well be a blockbuster...

Brie Bella Appearing On Monday’s WWE Raw For Angle With Stephanie McMahon

Brie Bella Appearing On Monday's WWE Raw For Angle With Stephanie McMahon

- Brie Bella revealed on Twitter that she will be at Monday's RAW from Houston. She tweeted: Inte...