Bruno Sammartino the legendary wrestler who held the championship title for more than 4000 days dies a natural death at the age of 82. Read here for details.
Career history of Bruno Sammartino.
Bruno Sammartino, dies at his home in Pittsburgh today i.e. on April 18th 2018. Bruno Sammartino was the longest reigning WWF/WWWF/WWE champion who held the title for a cumulative of 4040 days. Bruno wrestled in 1950’s to compete with his fellow wrestlers such as Freddie Blassie, Buddy Rogers, The Animal etc. He defeated Buddy Rogers back in 1963 to claim the WWWF championship title. It was not until Jan 18, 1971 when Ivan Koloff defeated him. Bruno had the title for a total of 4040 days and is the biggest wrestler in the history of WWWF. Bruno retired from full time wrestling in 1981 but he still competed sporadically until 1988.
Personal life of Bruno Sammartino.
Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino was born in Italy in Pizzoferrato. His family later on moved to Pittsburgh in US in 1950 where his father had worked for many years. Bruno made his professional wrestling debut in 1959.
Bruno Sammartino is survived by wife Carol, to whom he was married for more than 60 years and 3 children. Bruno accompanied his son David Sammartino for the first ever wrestle mania which was held in 1985.
Bruno’s death mourned by big names of wrestling Federation.
Bruno’s death was mourned by many wrestlers like Triple H, Hulk Hogan, etc. Triple H mourned by mentioning in a tweet that one of the biggest names of the wrestling federation and one of the toughest man passes by today.
Devastated to hear the passing of a true icon, legend, great, honest and wonderful man…
A true friend…and one of the toughest people I've ever met.
My thoughts are with his entire family. #RIPBrunoSammartino #AmericanDream
— Triple H (@TripleH) April 18, 2018
Corey Groves gives the credit of his growth to Bruno.
Bruno is indirectly responsible for where I am today. Growing up in Pittsburgh, he was my father’s hero, and sparked my dad’s passion for the business that he passed on to me.
I was lucky enough to spend some time with Bruno, and the man exemplified class. #RIPBruno
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) April 18, 2018
Bruno’s contribution to the wrestling federation and his achievements in the ring can never be replenished. Many came and many went but there’s no one like Bruno. Our thoughts are with the fans, family and friends of Bruno Sammartino.