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A wrestling legend has passed away yet again, and this time it’s the man to hold the championship for the longest period of time ever, Bruno Sammartino. Bruno comes from an age of wrestling which today’s fans will never know since it’s time has come and gone. The glitz and glamour of today wasn’t present back in his time, at least not to this extent. The kind of career Sammartino had was something that hearkens back to the day when the wrestlers weren’t the superstars they are now and didn’t pull in the big bucks that they demand in the current era.
Of course back then the issue of money was something far less than it is today. While people wanted to get paid there were constant mixups on who was booked to wrestle where and as a result Sammartino actually got suspended at one point after missing two bookings he hadn’t even known about. He ended up being suspended in both territories that he missed as well a California, which had been his destination at the time as he’d been seeking a different venue. His belief that Vince McMahon Sr. had set him up by over-booking him was never founded but it could have been a valid excuse to trip him up a bit. Because of this he had to return to Pittsburgh where he’d started and become a labor worker. It wouldn’t be until 1963 that he would come back to the WWWF, which would later become the WWF and then the WWE. It...
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