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WOL: The life and times of Bruno Sammartino


Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez, Mike Sempervive and Dave Meltzer are back today to talk the life and times of the great Bruno Sammartino, a wonderful man who also happened to be the greatest guest we've ever had on our radio shows. His history, your questions, and so much more. RIP Bruno.

Dave joins the show in the first segment to talk about Bruno Sammartino’s life and career including his childhood, fleeing the Nazis during World War II and moving to the United States.

The second segment has talk about his contributions to the pro wrestling industry, the number of sellouts Bruno had in Madison Square Garden, motion pictures and documentaries based on his life, where he drew the best, if he ever faced Andre and more.

The third segment has talk on Bruno being open about pro wrestling, his broken neck, Bruno’s thoughts on current wrestling and footage of the infamous match where Ivan Koloff defeated Sammartino to win the WWE title.

Start - 2:18: Intro

2:18 - 12:08: Life and career

12:08 - 23:25: MSG sellouts, drawing power

23:23 - 37:19: More discussion on Bruno

37:19 - end: Closing moments

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