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WWE News: Madison Square Garden pays tribute to Bruno Sammartino (Photo)

  • A touching gesture indeed...
Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 15:38 IST

Bruno Sammartino was one of the greatest of all time
Bruno Sammartino was one of the greatest of all time

What’s the story?

One of the most legendary sports-entertainment venues in the world, Madison Square Garden, has paid tribute to WWE legend Bruno Sammartino.

The official MSG social media account has posted a photograph of Sammartino so as to pay their respects to the legend who passed away earlier this week.

In case you didn’t know…

Bruno Sammartino is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

Sammartino was the longest-reigning WWWF Heavyweight Champion and was widely-respected for his wrestling prowess and otherworldly strength.

The heart of the matter

Bruno Sammartino was also well-known for having the highest number of sellouts any professional wrestler had at Madison Square Garden.

The globally-recognized sports-entertainment arena put forth a tweet by way of its official Twitter account; emphasizing the significance of Sammartino to Madison Square Garden.

Below, fans can check out the photograph put forth by the MSG arena, which shows a graphic of Sammartino displayed outside the arena—

What’s next?

Bruno Sammartino passed away on April 18th, 2018 at the age of 82.

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The WWE, as well as several notable personalities in the professional wrestling community, have paid their respects to the legendary Italian-American wrestler ever since news of his passing broke.

Author’s take

Bruno Sammartino truly was one of the greatest professional wrestling performers of all time. It’s said that Sammartino had strength akin to a bull, the agility of a wild cat, and speed of an eagle.

Sammartino was one of the rare Heavyweight wrestlers in the history of the sport who was both—incredibly athletic as well as undeniably huge. His mat wrestling prowess was second to none, as he transitioned from one maneuver to another with ease.

Sammartino was one of the early stars in the pro-wrestling business, and as evidenced by the MSG arena indicating the same, one simply cannot deny the impact he made on this industry.

We here at Sportskeeda send our thoughts & prayers to the Sammartino family. 

Published 20 Apr 2018, 00:35 IST
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