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WWE Hall of Famer, Bruno Sammartino sat down for a candid interview with 2xzone.com’s Jason Freda this past Tuesday. Below are the highlights: On being highly critical of the WWE during the ‘Attitude Era’ and turning down the WWE Hall of Fame invitation. “I had been very outspoken about some of the things that were bothering me…I didn’t like the direction, as far as the nudity, vulgarity, and profanity like there was no tomorrow…I felt in my heart that they were very wrong, and I felt that going into theRead More
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From WWE.com: At long last, Bruno Sammartino will come home to Madison Square Garden on the night before WrestleMania 29 to take his rightful place as a WWE Hall of Famer. The longest-reigning WWE Champion of all time was announced Monday as the fourth inductee for the Hall’s star-studded 2013 class. Sammartino will join fellow former WWE Champions Mick Foley and Bob Backlund and former Women’s Champion Trish Stratus in sports-entertainment’s most hallowed hall on April 6, 2013. (TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW) But for all the greats who have been andRead More
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The first inductee in Thunder and Lightning’s Pure Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame(PPW HOF is how it will be abbreviated) was selected by us, Joe Thunder and Mike Lightning. Going forward, the next inductee finalists will be determined by votes from you, the reader. The two finalists with the most votes will be taken into consideration and the actual inductee will be determined by a voting panel of five judges. That said, I’d first like to thank Mike Lightning for taking the time to do this lengthy write up on ourRead More
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- Steve Austin responded to Bruno Sammartino’s comments which were made during his appearance on the “Inside the Ropes” podcast. Sammartino said he was not a fan of Steve Austin “because of his mouth.” “He was a very, very vulgar individual and anyone who’s like that, I can never be a fan of,” said Sammartino. “Anything else he had positive, it was shattered by the negatives.” Austin responded with the following. “I have always respected Bruno’s career and what he accomplished. However, I could give a rats ass of hisRead More
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As PWMania.com previously reported, former WWWF Champion Bruno Sammartino recently appeared on the “Inside the Ropes Podcast.” Sammartino had some words for the legends of the industry, which you can listen to here. Bruno on Steve Austin: http://youtu.be/MOYXkIG7-bE Bruno on Hulk Hogan: http://youtu.be/PXZlBcMzZSU Bruno on Ric Flair: http://youtu.be/ypTMOTpBJIsRead More
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- The documentary portion of the upcoming CM Punk DVD set will have a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. Here is WWE’s updated preview: “This is not just a DVD, it’s a pipe-bomb! For the first-time ever, experience the rise of CM Punk from his free-spirited beginnings to his explosive transformation into the most unabashed, outspoken and revolutionary champion in WWE history. Fellow Superstars, close friends and the Voice of the Voiceless himself give you unprecedented access to his life in this 3-disc set. From his home, backstageRead More
- Earlier it was noted Bruno Sammartino was not impressed with Triple H’s WWE Hall of Fame approach. Sal Correnete had the following to say on that matter. It has come to our attention that someone has claimed that Bruno was unimpressed with Triple H. That is an absolutely false statement Bruno had no issue what so ever with Triple H. He liked Triple H and enjoyed their conversation but for reasons personal to Bruno he has decided not to accept the induction in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM ISRead More
It was reported on Monday by the Wrestling Observer that WWE officials reached out to Bruno Sammartino about being inducted into the 2013 Hall of Fame. Bruno issued a statement online Monday night that said he would not be entering the Hall. In an update, the Observer reports that Triple H actually called Bruno and tried to sell him on the induction and the fact that he would get one more huge pop. Triple H tried to tell Bruno not to worry about Vince McMahon but Bruno wasn’t having it.Read More
- A report credited to the Wrestling Observer Monday stated that WWE officials are interested in having Bruno Sammartino headline next year’s Hall of Fame class. In regards to the report, wrestling convention promoter Sal Corrente issued the following statement on behalf of the legendary grappler to PWInsider.com: “We understand that word has broken on the Internet regarding “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino being inducted in to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. Since word has broken publicly, I can confirm that we have been contacted. I have beenRead More
The Score’s Arda Ocal meets up with WWE Hall of Famer JJ Dillon to talk about his induction into the Hall of Fame, how his time with the Four Horsemen were the best years of his professional wrestling career and whether the stories about how the Four Horsemen spent their nights on the town were true. Highlights are as follows: Dillon speaks about his Hall of Fame ring and the process of actually being able to wear it since it was too small. Dillon speaks about his years with theRead More

Posted On March 31, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ultimate Warrior Replies To Triple H, Tyson-HOF, WM Weather

- 2012 WWE Hall of Famer Mike Tyson told The Miami Herald that he would have preferred to have legends Bruno Sammartino and “Superstar” Billy Graham induct him into the Hall tonight. Tyson said:   “[WWE] has to do what they have to do, but if it was Bruno Sammartino or Superstar Billy Graham, that would be awesome, because that’s when I started watching it. Billy Graham came and changed the game [charisma], and then Bob Backlund beat Graham, but he didn’t change the game. Then Hulkster changed the game.”Read More

Posted On March 21, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Sammartino & Backlund To Appear At WWE HOF Ceremony?

World Wrestling Entertainment announced this afternoon that Abdullah the Butcher will inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s interesting to note that WWE.com’s bio on The Butcher notes that while he never brawled two-time WWE Champion Bruno Sammartino or went the distance with Bob Backlund at Madison Square Garden, all three wrestling icons will be together when he’s inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The text reads: “Still active today even though he’s in his 70s, The Butcher has battled everyRead More

Posted On November 18, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

HHH Takes Control Of TV Tapings, Chyna Shoots Adult Film, More

– Vince McMahon did not fly to Europe for last week’s set of television tapings and was thus Triple H’s first time of being in charge of events in his recently promoted role as the WWE Chairman’s senior advisor. It is said that while the atmosphere appeared different, it was in a positive manner. — Former WWE Head of Security Jimmy Noonan announced on his podcast Friday that former WWE Diva Chyna recently shot an adult film for Vivid Entertainment. — In the intro titling for WWE’s profile on BrunoRead More