Several different online sites are reporting that on tonight’s episode of RAW it will be announced that Bruno Sammartino is the next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame. If this is true, it is good news indeed!
WWE has tried for years to get Bruno to accept the honor, but Sammartino has refused time and time again. He certainly knows how to hold a grudge!
I’m not sure what has changed but it’s being reported that HHH personally visited Bruno and handled the negotiations himself. Hunter certainly respects the older generation of wrestlers and loves the business so maybe that passion helped convince Bruno to finally accept the invitation.
No matter what the reason is, I personally am happy that Bruno is going in. He obviously deserves the honor and is a class act. I met him last year when he travelled to the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in Amsterdam, NY to receive his ring from his induction there in 2002. He signed tons of autographs and posed for many, many pictures with fans over the course of the day and he did so with a smile on his face the whole time. I’ve got nothing but good things to say about the man!
Congratulations to Bruno Sammartino on his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame!