WWE Superstars & Divas Comment On Bruno’s Sammartino’s HOF Induction

WWE.com has a new article up with quotes from various WWE stars talking about Bruno Sammartino’s upcoming induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. Here are some highlights of what the following Superstars and Divas said:

Shawn Michaels: “As a Hall of Famer, I feel that, respectfully, the Hall of Fame takes on a legitimacy [with Bruno] that, could be argued, was not there before. The entrance of Bruno Sammartino is an example of the exclusivity, prestige and honor that should be the hallmark of any Hall of Fame.”

Tommy Dreamer: “It’s great that Bruno is being inducted into the Hall of Fame; it’s long overdue. To see him change his attitude about WWE is awesome. I credit Triple H with reintroducing Bruno to today’s WWE. I’m really glad he’s back as part of the WWE family.”

Joey Styles: “As an Italian-American whose family is also from the Abruzzi region of Italy, Bruno Sammartino was and is an inspiration. The haunting story of his childhood in German-occupied Italy during World War II is even more amazing than his wrestling career. Back in high school, my paesans and I had a very bare bones gym above my friend’s garage that was adorned with posters of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu, Lou Ferrigno, Lee Haney and, the only non-bodybuilder who inspired us to load more weight on the bar, Bruno!”

Trish Stratus: “Bruno being inducted is long overdue. It’s like how the Hockey Hall of Fame would be incomplete without Wayne Gretzky; Bruno being inducted makes the WWE Hall of Fame complete. I’m absolutely honored that I’m going to be inducted in the same class as one of our industry’s greats.”

JBL: “I don’t know what has happened in the past between him and sports-entertainment, but Bruno Sammartino belongs in the Hall of Fame. He sold out the Garden 187 nights. Most people go their entire career without 187 appearances in the Garden. Phenomenal record, what Bruno Sammartino did.”

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

  • Deante320

    Bruno IS Madison Square Garden. Nuff said.

    • 7 year old boy

      John Cena is our hero. Nuff said.

      • WWEFan4Life

        Hey, I can take jokes as much as the next guy, but come on now. :P

        • 7 year old boy

          I never joke about Cena!

          • G.I.R.L.


          • Progress_Now


          • G.I.R.L.

            Bend over and i will. Lol you know, i forgot that 7y.o. is too young to remember when Cena’s finisher was called the F.U.

        • http://twitter.com/NovaWWE Not a cop


      • Deante320

        No disrespect but……..NO!

      • Y2J

        Even as a joke, this comment still bothered me.

  • Spike_Spiegle

    Bruno being inducted is a HUGE piece of the WWE HOF picture. But it wont truly be complete until Macho Man is in there.

    • WWEFan1995

      That’s exactly how I feel.

  • WWE Sheep

    Who’s Bruno Beefbarrito? They need to put real game changers in the Hall of Fame like John Cena, the only wwe superstar to have the worse year and still be superstar of the year! HUSTLE! LOYALTY! RESPECT! BAAAA!

    • SonofSheik81

      You’re stealing 7 year old boy’s gimmick!

      • WWE Sheep

        7 year old boy is not a 7 year old boy, and you’re not the son of sheik so BAA!

        • Kris Mystery

          But you are definitley a WWE sheep

          • WWE Sheep

            That’s the whole idea behind it really…BAA!

          • Kris Mystery

            Well aren’t you the clever boy!!!

  • elvisrivers

    Bruno was my first hero when i was only nine years old seeing him in NY at the White Plains County Center! Man we’re talkin’ 1968!!!!

  • elvisrivers

    You can expect younger WWE fans to say that Cena is the man but anyone who knows their wrestling history know that Bruno ( WWWF champ for a total of 11yrs!!) is truly the Elvis Presley of pro wrestling!!!

  • Facts

    Michaels can talk about Bruno adding “legitimacy” to the HoF all he wants, which is true, but that doesn’t change the fact that Drew fucking Carey is still in there. Just saying…

    • TheKillingMoon

      Celebrity wing. But you’re right. Fuck Drew Carey.

  • chris redfield

    Cm punk cult of personality best and his personality is also best.

  • chris redfield

    The shield is coward they attack like a coward.