WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino sat down recently for a candid interview with 2xzone.com’s Jason Freda.
Below are some of the highlights and the full interview:
On being highly critical of the WWE during the ‘Attitude Era’ and turning down the WWE Hall of Fame invitation.
“I had been very outspoken about some of the things that were bothering me…I didn’t like the direction, as far as the nudity, vulgarity, and profanity like there was no tomorrow…I felt in my heart that they were very wrong, and I felt that going into the Hall of Fame would be hypocritical of me at the time and I just wouldn’t do it”
Mr. T to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014!
WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced Monday that pop-culture icon Mr. T
will be this year’s celebrity inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday, April 5 in New Orleans that will be broadcast live, for the first time ever, exclusively on WWE Network at 9:00 PM ET.
AS I SEE IT: Thoughts on the WWE Hall of Fame
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
So the Road to Wrestlemania really kicks into gear the night after Elimination Chamber.
It was reporting this past week that Hulk Hogan and Undertaker are booked as appearing on the RAW the night after the PPV. Undertaker will set up his yearly Wrestlemania match.
Online World of Wrestling would like to extend sincere congratulations to club honoree Jake “The Snake” Roberts for his inclusion in the WWE Hall of Fame! This is a well-deserved honor for one of the industry’s true legends.
Check out the WWE promotional video here:
This past weekend in Fairhaven, MA, the New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame inducted their class of 2013 honorees, a class that included the Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian), Mr. Fuji, WWE Diva Sunny, Kevin Sullivan, Nelson Frazier (Viscera), and several others.
The induction ceremonies were hosted by WWE legend Howard Finkle and radio host Arda Ocal,
The most recognized promotion in professional wrestling history will be the focal point of a special presentation during the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend. Induction weekend is July 12-13 in Waterloo, Iowa, at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum.
The Class of 2013 includes Ric Flair, “Cowboy” Bill Watts, Chris Taylor (posthumously), Edge (Lou Thesz Award), Jim Brunzell (Frank Gotch Award), Matt Hughes (George Tragos Award), and George Napolitano (Jim Melby Award).
Online World of Wrestling is pleased to welcome Nick Bockwinkel into its Hall of Fame! Mr. Bockwinkel had an amazing career and his inclusion into the OWW Hall of Fame is long overdue.
OWW’s radio host Alex Goff wrote this tribute to Mr. Bockwinkel:
During his time in the American Wrestling Association Nick Bockwinkel helped define what it meant to be a world champion. Three times he held their world tag team titles with “The Crippler” Ray Stevens. Managed by the legendary Bobby “The Brain” Heenan this combination showed the world true tag team excellence. Nick also is four-time AWA world heavyweight champion, second only to owner Verne Gagne. Nick Bockwinkel put the word “professional” in Professional Wrestling and was considered by his peers to be an excellent wrestler, with great technical ability, ring psychology, and charismatic promos. In 2007 he was elected president of the Cauliflower Alley Club, a non-profit organization. It is our pleasure to welcome Nick Bockwinkel into the OWW Hall of Fame.