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Bruno Laopardo Franceso Sammartino Wiki Biography
Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino was a professional wrestler, born on the 6th October 1935 in Pizzoferrato, Italy, and was probably best known for his work with the World Wide Wrestling Federation, today known as WWE, where he held the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship for over eleven years. He is considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He passed away in 2018.
Have you ever wondered how rich Bruno Sammartino was? According to sources it has been estimated that Bruno Sammartino’s overall net worth was over $4 million, accumulated largely during his three decade –long career, during which he gained numerous accolades and awards. His success and accomplishments made him one of the most successful wrestlers ever, and significantly increased his net worth.
Bruno was born the youngest of seven children. During World War II, while still very young, he hid with his family in the mountains while trying to escape German soldiers. At the age of 15, Bruno moved to the US to join his father who had been living there for several years. Since his knowledge of English was poor, and he was a sickly child due to previous war experiences, he was bullied in school, which instigated Sammartino to devote himself to weight training. While attending Schenley High School, he worked out with the University of Pittsburgh wrestling team, and eventually became known in the Pittsburgh area for performing strongman stunts.
After appearing on a TV show, he was identified as a prospect by promoter Rudy Miller, and was then recruited into professional wrestling. Bruno’s professional debut came in 1959, and within the next six months he was headlining at Madison Square Garden, and soon became the only man to lift the 640lb wrestler Haystacks Calhoun. In May 1963, he won the WWWF World Championship in just 48 seconds, and kept his title for seven years, eight months and one day which is still the longest world title reign in the history of wrestling. In January 1971, Sammartino lost the Madison Square Garden championship to Ivan Koloff, leaving the public in a state of shock. However, Bruno regained the title, this time keeping it for a further three years, four months and twenty days.
His last major series of matches happened in the mid-‘80s, against “Macho Man” Randy Savage and The Honky Tonk Man. He actually headlined over 180 tournaments at Madison Square Garden during his career, a tribute in itself to the ability and popularity of the man. After retiring in 1987, Sammartino continued on to do commentary for the WWF during the following years.
Due to his outstanding achievements and lucrative career, he was named “Living Legend” and was very highly respected in his profession. On the 6th April 2013, after having declined this invitation several times before, Bruno finally accepted induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.
When it comes to his personal life, Bruno was married to Carol from 1959, and the couple had three sons, residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bruno passed away on 18 April 2018 at his home, after suffering ill-health for a several months.
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Bruno Laopardo Franceso Sammartino Quick Info
|Full Name||Bruno Sammartino|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Date Of Birth||October 6, 1935|
|Place Of Birth||Pizzoferrato, Abruzzo, Italy|
|Education||Schenley High School|
|Parents||Alfonso Sammartino, Emilia Sammartino|
|Movies||Legends Never Die, Saloonatics, Legends Never Die, Saloonatics|
Bruno Laopardo Franceso Sammartino Important Facts
- Although that there is no denying that Bruno was and is one of the strongest men to have entered the Pro Wrestling Game, he was not the runner-up to Paul Anderson at the 1956 U.S. Weightlifting Olympic tryouts. He didn’t even compete there. The 2nd Place finish in the Heavyweight (unlimited) Division was Lee Phillips. But no one denied Sammartino’s preeminence in the Powerlifts of the Squat (full), the Deadlift and especially the Bench Press; in which he was universally acknowledged as the best in the World, with unofficial lifts that approached 600 lbs. in the mid 1950’s.
- WWE Hall of Famer.
- Inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
- Was considered for the role of Luca Brasi in The Godfather (1972).
- Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2002 (charter class).
- Was the longest reigning WWE Champion in history, back when it the company was known as WWWF (World Wide Wrestling Federation). Sammartino won the title in 1963 and held it for eight years until 1971, a record that still stands today. His second reign as WWE Champion lasted four years between 1973 and 1977 and is also one of the longest reigns in the history of WWE.
- In the mid 1960s, his tag team partner was Tony Marino, a man who would come to the ring dressed as and had the ringname of “Batman”.
- He idolized a Greco-Roman wrestler named Batisti who represented Italy in the Olympics in the 30s.
- Bruno was born in Abruzzi, Italy and immigrated to the United States at age 15.
- Notable Feuds Include: Ivan Koloff, Stan Stasiak, Larry Zbyzsko, Fred Blassie, Lou Albano, Spiros Arion, George “The Animal” Steele, The Executioners, Cowboy Bob Duncum, Nikolai Volkoff, The Valiant Brothers, Waldo Von Erich, Buggsy McGraw, Superstar Billy Graham, Stan Hansen,,Bruiser Brody, Tor Kamata, Ernie Ladd, Killer Kowalski, Ken Patera., Roddy Piper and Brutus Beefcake.
- Notable Title Wins Included: International Tag Team (Toronto) w/ Whipper Billy Watson; WWWA US Tag Team (Pittsburgh) w/ Argentina Apollo; WWWF World Heavyweight (2); WWWF United States Tag Team w/ Spiros Arion; WWWF International Tag Team w/ Battman; WWWF International Tag Team w/ Dominic Denucci; Grand Prix Tag Team (Montreal) w/ Eduard Carpentier; WWA World Tag Team (Indianapolis) w/ Dick the Bruiser;
- On May 18, 2004, Bruno Sammartino was honored in Pittsburgh for the 41st anniversary of his winning the WWWF title from Buddy Rogers.
- He became the most famous professional wrestler during the 1960s and early 1970s. This was long after professional wrestling has stopped appearing on American network television, and well before cable television created nationwide wrestling promotions.
- In 1959 he set a world record in the benchpress by lifting 565 pounds.
- In 1956 he lost out to Paul Anderson for a spot on the United States Olympic Weightlifting Team.
- He was examined by a specialist in sports medicine. The doctor indicated that Sammartino had the most badly damaged body of anyone he had examined in his long career.
- Held the WWWF (WWE) World Title longer then any other wrestler in history, 8 years.
- Defeated Stan “The Man” Stasiak for his second WWWF Title reign.
- Had a classic feud with Larry Zbyszko, a man he helped train.
- Fled from his homeland of Italy during World War II. Sammartino was 90lbs when he lived in the mountains as a refugee. When he began his professional wrestling career he was a 250lbs powerhouse.
- The second ever WWWF Champion. Defeated “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers to win the title.
- The first two-time WWWF (later WWF and WWE) heavyweight champion. His first reign went from 1963-1971, while his second lasted from 1973-1977.
- He “retired” from wrestling in 1981 (his last match was against old enemy George “the Animal” Steele), and began providing commentary for the WWF’s syndicated programming. He came out of retirement in 1985, where he wrestled in tag team matches with son, David (usually against Johnny Valiant and Brutus Beefcake).
- Bruno’s last major feud was with Randy “Macho Man” Savage in 1986-1987, and nearly won the WWF Intercontinental title on several occasions. He also teamed with Tito Santana and one-time enemy George “the Animal” Steele in tag team maches vs. Savage and “Adorable” Adrian Adonis.
- Considered by many to be the greatest pro wrestling champion of all time
- Former WWF World Champion & Tag Team Champion in the 1960’s & 70’s
Bruno Laopardo Franceso Sammartino Filmography
|WrestleMania XXX||2014||TV Movie||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Tribeca||1993||TV Series||Pizza Man||Actor|
|Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary||1992||TV Movie||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|UWF Fury Hour||1990||TV Series||Bruno Sammartino – Commentator||Actor|
|Best of the WWF Volume 15||1988||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|WWF Superstars||1986-1988||TV Series||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Best of the WWF Volume 13||1987||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Best of the WWF Volume 14||1987||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|George the Animal Steele||1987||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|The WWF’s Even More Unusual Matches||1987||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Wrestling’s Most Embarrassing Moments||1987||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|WWF Championship Wrestling||1972-1986||TV Series||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Best of the WWF Volume 5||1986||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Ricky the Dragon Steamboat||1986||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Tag Team Champions||1986||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|The Macho Man Randy Savage & Elizabeth||1986||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|The WWF’s Grand Slams||1986||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Wrestling’s Living Legend Bruno Sammartino||1986||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|WWF’s Inside the Steel Cage||1986||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|WWF Grudge Matches||1986||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Best of the WWF Volume 1||1985||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Best of the WWF Volume 3||1985||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest!||1985||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|The WWF’s Amazing Managers||1985||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|World Wrestling Federation||1974-1979||TV Series||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Spectrum Wrestling||1977-1978||TV Series||Bruno Sammartino||Actor|
|Card Subject to Change||2010||Documentary special thanks||Thanks|
|Sweet Daddy||2016||Documentary post-production||Himself||Self|
|Legends with JBL||2016||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|WWE Hall of Fame||2016||Himself||Self|
|Ivan Koloff the Russian Bear||2015||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|WWE Smackdown!||2014||TV Series||Bruno Sammartino||Self|
|The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment||2013||Video documentary||Himself||Self|
|WWE 2k14||2013||Video Game||Himself (voice)||Self|
|WWE Raw||2013||TV Series||Bruno Sammartino||Self|
|WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden||2013||Video||Himself||Self|
|WrestleMania 29||2013||TV Special||Bruno Sammartino||Self|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2013||2013||TV Special||Himself||Self|
|The Bob Show||2008||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Legends Never Die||2006||Video||Himself||Self|
|Luscious Johnny: The Wrestler||2005||Documentary||Self|
|Ivan Koloff the Most Hated Man in America||2003||Video documentary||Himself||Self|
|Legends of Wrestling 2||2002||Video Game||Himself||Self|
|UWF Beach Brawl||1991||TV Special||Bruno Sammartino||Self|
|UWF Fury Hour||1990||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Halloween Havoc||1989||TV Special||Bruno Sammartino||Self|
|WrestleMania 2||1986||TV Special||Bruno Sammartino||Self|
|WrestleMania||1985||TV Special||Bruno Sammartino||Self|
|The War to Settle the Score||1985||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|Greatest Sports Legends||1979||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Tomorrow Coast to Coast||1976||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Ringside Wrestling||1973||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Winners||1973||TV Series documentary||Self|
|WWE Hall of Fame||2015||TV Special||Himself||Archive Footage|
|True Giants||2014||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story||2014||Video documentary||Himself||Archive Footage|
|Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman||2014||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection||2014||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|WWE Raw||1997-2013||TV Series||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|WWE for All Mankind: Life & Career of Mick Foley||2013||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History||2012||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|WWE: Best Cage Matches||2011||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time||2010||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|Hulk Hogan’s Unreleased Collector’s Series||2009||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|WWE: Macho Madness – The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection||2009||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2009||2009||TV Special||Himself||Archive Footage|
|The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling||2007||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|WWE: The History of the WWE Championship||2006||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story||2006||Video documentary||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|20 Years Too Soon: Superstar Billy Graham||2006||Video||Himself||Archive Footage|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2004||2004||TV Special||Himself||Archive Footage|
|WWE Bloodbath: Wrestling’s Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches||2003||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|Wrestling Gold Vol. 2: The Maim Event||2001||Video||Bruno Sammartino||Archive Footage|
|Biography||1999||TV Series documentary||Himself||Archive Footage|