April 28, 2007 – AWF: The Patriot and Tom Brandi w/Bruno Sammatino defeated Saddam Insane and Sheik Cicero w/King Idu Stinq.
~~~Later that Night: “Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino was inducted into the American Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame
June 26, 2007: Bruno Sammartino underwent major back surgery for a third time under surgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon..
“The Big Cheese” Sal Corrente wrote (On June 30, 2011): We want to address any rumors regarding Bruno Sammartino and his current health situation. If you have read Bruno’s Auto Biography you are aware that he had Rheumatic Fever as a child that caused damage to the valves in his heart. He was very sick for three plus years and came very close to dying as a child. It clearly didn’t affect him for many years he grew strong and had great stamina in the ring. It was recently discovered that the valves had detriorated and had to be replaced immediately. He has had the surgery and began a rehabilitation process that should last around three months. I have been told that Bruno’s doctor’s expect a full recovery and he should have the heart of a forty year old man when the rehab is complete.
April 6, 2013 – WWE Hall of Fame: Bruno Sammartino is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Bruno Laopardo Franceso Sammartino
October 6, 1935
Born in Pizzoferrato, Italy Moved to Abruzzi, Italy Moved to Pennsylvania
Height and Weight
6'1" 260 lbs
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