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Title: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: funk51 on February 04, 2013, 03:05:46 PM
triple h has talked bruno sammartino into accepting going into the wwe HOF.


Title: Re: breaking news.
Post by: funk51 on February 04, 2013, 03:33:58 PM
bruno


Title: Re: breaking news.
Post by: Montague on February 04, 2013, 04:14:24 PM
What?
Source?

If confirmed, I'll sticky.


Title: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on February 04, 2013, 04:24:12 PM
HOLE-LEE-SHIT!!!
I can't believe it...




WWE executive Triple H, real name Paul Levesque, spoke to ESPN about the announcement of Bruno Sammartino as the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame class headliner, and below are several quotes from the interview:


"From a legitimacy standpoint, it’s important for us to get Bruno in," Levesque said. “He’s one of the biggest names there has ever been in the business. So for us to not have him in there, for the legitimacy of the whole thing, it was a major issue. For me, the more important thing was that nobody deserves to be recognized for being a big star and paving the way for the stars of today more than Bruno. Everything that we have today in the business, Bruno was a cornerstone of that foundation. He truly is a living legend...

There has been this bad blood between Bruno and the WWE for years, and we’re not trying to hide any of it, but I just felt like we are at a point where a lot of it can be resolved. Our wellness program and the way our programming is now, a lot of people are unaware of it, so I felt like if I could get Bruno on the phone and I could run down a list of those things that he didn’t like, I could show him how we changed. We’re PG, family-friendly entertainment with a wellness program that is truly based on the wellness of our performers. We want them to be healthy and live long, productive lives. So I just felt that if Bruno knew about those things, he might feel differently, and eventually, that’s what came to be."





credit: http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/267625-triple-h-comments-on-the-bruno-sammartino-hall-of-fame-induction-says-bruno-will-headline-this-years-hof-class


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: funk51 on February 05, 2013, 09:14:29 AM
now maybe they'll finally put out an authorized dvd of bruno's life.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on February 05, 2013, 09:32:04 AM
now maybe they'll finally put out an authorized dvd of bruno's life.


I'm sure that was the old man's goal - in addition to the ego thing.
But, I wonder how big the market really is today for a Bruno documentary.

He did a shoot interview with Highspots a couple of years ago, but I don't know how it sold.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: OLE BIG on February 06, 2013, 09:05:07 AM
We can now call it a real Hall Of Fame!!!!!!


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on February 06, 2013, 10:28:09 AM
Yeah, Vince wins again. I never thought Bruno would cave in.

Funny how HHH talked about the "legitimacy" of the HOF. I wonder if Bruno is aware that Koko B. Ware is in it.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on February 08, 2013, 11:38:56 AM
This was sent to me by a friend, but I don't have a source for it. If anyone knows the source of this info, please let me know so that I may credit them, or remove the post if need be.


In addition to Bruno Sammartino’s discussions with Triple H regarding the direction of WWE, money is said to have played a factor in his acceptance of the company’s offer of a WWE Hall of Fame induction. As previously reported, Sammartino spoke with Triple H and was impressed by the company’s Wellness Policy, the PG era, the lessening of drug use behind the scenes and more. Sammartino also reportedly gave Triple H a price that he wanted to get for agreeing to be inducted and had told several friends that he did not expect Vince McMahon to agree.

Sammartino played hardball this time around and said during negotiations that if the deal didn’t come together this year than he would not consider joining the Hall of Fame again, to the point of telling his sons not to sign off on him being inducted after he passed away. The price that he asked for is said to be around that which a WWE main eventer would get for WrestleMania and McMahon agreed.

As reported, the deal is for more than just a Hall of Fame induction; he will be taking part in future DVD projects including the planned fiftieth anniversary “History of WWE” set which will come later this year. There is also a Bruno Sammartino DVD set likely to come out of it; he would take part in a documentary on that set and and do commentary over some of his matches.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: funk51 on February 08, 2013, 11:53:06 AM
just like stone cold carried the company in the 90's bruno carried it early on, he deserves the money.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Ronnie Rep on February 11, 2013, 05:08:22 AM
just like stone cold carried the company in the 90's bruno carried it early on, he deserves the money.
About time! Bruno was the man! The first wrestler I watched!


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on February 15, 2013, 05:39:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDAyPu2AiYc


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on February 15, 2013, 05:40:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPjszZQy1TU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LrdCzEKk7I


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: OLE BIG on February 15, 2013, 09:27:15 AM
Monty, what ever happened to Bruno's son?


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on February 15, 2013, 10:39:14 AM
Monty, what ever happened to Bruno's son?


You mean David - the one who tried his hand in wrestling?

I'm not sure what he or any Bruno's boys do now. I used to know one of their relatives from Western PA. It didn't sound like she was close with the sons, but she did tell me that Bruno kayfabed the entire family at get-togethers, and it got to be rather annoying; particularly in later years as the product changed and it became more and more obvious that the whole business was a work.

Also, one thing I've noticed about Bruno is that he seems to have mastered the fine art of bragging while simultaneously projecting humility. He's an EXTREMELY nice and kind man. I've never heard anyone speak ill of him. But, we all know what it's like to grow up with an older brother who's the captain of the football team. Now, replace football jock with champion of make-believe fighting.

You'd want so badly to scream, "It's PRETEND, bozo!" But, you can't dispute selling out MSG 200+ times. I can see where that got old. ;)


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: OLE BIG on February 15, 2013, 12:20:05 PM

You mean David - the one who tried his hand in wrestling?

I'm not sure what he or any Bruno's boys do now. I used to know one of their relatives from Western PA. It didn't sound like she was close with the sons, but she did tell me that Bruno kayfabed the entire family at get-togethers, and it got to be rather annoying; particularly in later years as the product changed and it became more and more obvious that the whole business was a work.

Also, one thing I've noticed about Bruno is that he seems to have mastered the fine art of bragging while simultaneously projecting humility. He's an EXTREMELY nice and kind man. I've never heard anyone speak ill of him. But, we all know what it's like to grow up with an older brother who's the captain of the football team. Now, replace football jock with champion of make-believe fighting.

You'd want so badly to scream, "It's PRETEND, bozo!" But, you can't dispute selling out MSG 200+ times. I can see where that got old. ;)

Yes, David.  He had quite a build if I recall.  I don't remember much else.

Funny stuff about the family get-togethers!  I still like that era better though.  Imagine Bruno trying to explain to his family how Kane killed a guy with lightning!


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on February 15, 2013, 12:34:24 PM
Yes, David.  He had quite a build if I recall.  I don't remember much else.

Funny stuff about the family get-togethers!  I still like that era better though.  Imagine Bruno trying to explain to his family how Kane killed a guy with lightning!


Hey, I did a little bit of digging: http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/WrestleMania26/2010/03/25/13362351.html

Can you say, "bitter?"
How about, "delusional?"


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: The Showstoppa on February 16, 2013, 06:58:53 PM
I remember David on Georgia Championship Wrestling.  He wasn't awful, but nothing special by any stretch of the imagination.

Bruno kayfabing family is classic.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on February 18, 2013, 05:57:05 AM
There are rumors regarding more details of Bruno's WWE contract, which is said to be in the high six-figure range and will include multiple projects including DVD’s, live appearances and the Hall of Fame.

The deal WWE offered Sammartino also allegedly required him to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Reportedly, none of the other projects would have happened if Sammartino didn’t agree to do the Hall of Fame first.
 


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: OLE BIG on February 25, 2013, 09:40:01 AM

Hey, I did a little bit of digging: http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/WrestleMania26/2010/03/25/13362351.html

Can you say, "bitter?"
How about, "delusional?"


I would say that about sums it up.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on February 25, 2013, 10:26:57 AM
I would say that about sums it up.


Yeah, did you read that?
He was bitching because he worked his ass off for two years and didn't get the push he deserved.

Look how many guys like Austin and Foley who work for 8-10 years before catching their brake! David blames everyone from Vince to his Dad, other promoters, and the business in general.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: funk51 on March 04, 2013, 11:53:42 AM
this man is the odds on favorite to induct him , i said this when i first heard about the induction.... now apparently triple h was at the arnold trying to seal the deal.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on March 04, 2013, 12:00:22 PM
this man is the odds on favorite to induct him , i said this when i first heard about the induction.... now apparently triple h was at the arnold trying to seal the deal.


I think it is likely now more than ever. Honestly, Arnold "the not so great lately" has fallen far and fast, and doesn't seem to have a whole lot going on these days. I'm sure he'll be up for the exposure.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on March 25, 2013, 02:05:36 PM
this man is the odds on favorite to induct him , i said this when i first heard about the induction.... now apparently triple h was at the arnold trying to seal the deal.


Arnold is now confirmed. Straight from the WWE website: http://www.wwe.com/classics/wwe-hall-of-fame/who-will-induct-bruno-sammartino-26101294


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: LurkerNoMore on March 26, 2013, 07:25:30 AM
It's rumored that Vince offered Bruno $3M if he would allow them to induct him into the Hall Of Fame.  In addition to a contract over other marketing items for more $$$.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: funk51 on April 14, 2013, 12:31:03 PM
one of those wish i was there matches.


Title: Re: Sammartino into WWE HOF:
Post by: Montague on April 14, 2013, 12:34:41 PM
It's rumored that Vince offered Bruno $3M if he would allow them to induct him into the Hall Of Fame.  In addition to a contract over other marketing items for more $$$.


Bruno apparently told local friends that he asked for a price that he never expected Vince to meet. Bruno's now got about as much credibility as Superstar Graham.


Title: Re: breaking news.
Post by: Montague on August 25, 2013, 09:08:39 AM
(http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=458762.0;attach=503893;image)


Funk, is that you in the picture?


Title: Re: breaking news.
Post by: funk51 on August 26, 2013, 08:52:28 AM

Funk, is that you in the picture?
no but i wish it was , i'd be a lot younger now  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)