Bruno Sammartino Talks About Returning To MSG & Meeting With Vince

The Pittsburgh Tribune spoke to WWE Legend Bruno Sammartino this week about this weekend’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony and having his first contact with Vince McMahon since 1988. Here are some highlights of what he said about:

Returning to Madison Square Garden:

“My God — Madison Square Garden. I keep thinking of all the things that happened to me there,” Sammartino said. “Fifty years ago I became champion there for the first time. I picked up Haystacks Calhoun and thought the roof was going to pop off, it was so loud. I lost my championship there and I regained it there. I broke my back fighting in Madison Square Garden. So much history. And to think, at this stage of my life, that I get to make one more appearance there. How great is that?”

Meeting With Vince McMahon:

“We will talk privately, face to face, in Madison Square Garden, but not until then,” Sammartino said. “It’s better face to face, eye to eye. So we can discuss whatever needs to be discussed.

Sammartino stated that he has not spoken to Vince McMahon since 1988, when he quit the WWF over the phone.

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