Bruno Sammartino



Height: 5'10"

Weight: 265 lbs

Real Name: Bruno Laopardo Franceso Sammartino

DOB: 10/06/35

Hometown: Abruzzi, Italy

Other Names: "The Italian Superman", "The Living Legend"

Wrestler Since: 1959

Finishing Maneuver: Russian Backbreaker, Bearhug

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (11 - 2, 2 Draws, 1 NC)
- Chicago Comiskey Park Show (September 1, '61) = Sammartino won, via DQ, over Moose Cholak.
- Los Angeles Battle Royal (January 14, '72) = Sammartino won the Battle Royal.
- WWWF Showdown At Shea '72 (September 30) = Sammartino fought to a Draw with WWWF World Champ, Pedro Morales.
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (November 17, '73) = Sammartino took down Ivan Koloff. Gorilla Monsoon was the special referee.
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (December 15, '75) = Sammartino retained the WWWF Heavyweight Title, winning a "Steel Cage" Match over Ivan Koloff.
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (February 2, '76) = Sammartino won over Superstar Graham, when the referee stopped the match.
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (March 29, '76) = Sammartino & Tony Parisi beat Ivan Koloff & Billy Graham.
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (April 26, '76) = Sammartino lost to Stan Hansen, when the referee stopped the match due to Sammartino's injuries (including a broken neck).
- WWWF Showdown At Shea '76 (June 25) = Sammartino stayed the WWWF Champion, winning, via countout, over Stan Hansen.
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (December 20, '76) = Sammartino kept the WWWF World Title, winning a "Sicilian Stretcher" Match over Stan Stasiak.
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (March 7, '77) = Sammartino defeated Ken Patera to retain the WWWF Heavyweight strap. Gorilla Monsoon was the special referee.
- WWWF Madison Square Garden (June 27, '77) = Sammartino fought to a Draw with the WWWF World Champ, Superstar Graham.
- WWWF Showdown At Shea '80 (August 9) = Sammartino won a "Steel Cage" Match over Larry Zbysko.
- WWF Wrestlemania II ('86) = Sammartino competed in a Battle Royal, which was won by Andre the Giant.
- WWF Paul Boesch Retirement Show (August 28, '87) = Sammartino won, via countout, over Hercules Hernandez.
- Wrestle Reunion #2 (August 27, '05) = Sammartino fought to a No-Contest with Larry Zbyszko.
- WWE WrestleMania 29 (April 7) = Sammartino was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Title Summary:
- Toronto International Tag-Team Champion w/ Whipper Billy Watson (5/11/62 - 2/28/63)
- WWWA United States Tag-Team Champion w/ Argentina Apollo (1963)
- WWWF World Heavyweight Champion (5/17/63 - 1/18/71)
- WWWF United States Tag-Team Champion w/ Spiros Arion (7/24/67 - 67)
- WWWF International Tag-Team Champion w/ "Battman" (12/08/69 - 12/69)
- WWWF International Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Dominic Denucci (6/18/71 - 7/02/71)
- Montreal Grand Prix Tag-Team Champion w/ Edouard Carpentier (7/14/73 -73)
- WWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Dick the Bruiser (7/21/73 - 1/05/74)
- WWWF World Heavyweight Champion(w) (12/10/73 - 4/30/77)

PWI Achievement Awards: (9 wins, 2 1st RUs, 1 2nd RU, 0 3rd RUs)
- 1972 Match of the Year (Los Angeles Battle Royal)
- 1974 Wrestler of the Year
- 1975 Match of the Year (Sammartino vs. Spiros Arion)
- 1976 Wrestler of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 1976 Match of the Year (Sammartino vs. Stan Hansen)
- 1976 Most Inspirational Wrestler
- 1977 Match of the Year (Sammartino vs. Superstar Graham)
- 1977 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1978 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 1st Runner-Up
- 1980 Match of the Year (Sammartino vs. Larry Zbysko)
- 1981 PWI Editors' Award (1st Recepient of award)
- 1996 Inductee, Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame