When you think of pro wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino, you think of his historic run of selling out New York’s famous Madison Square Garden. Yesterday (Apr. 18) the pro wrestling world was saddened by the death of WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino. Today (Apr. 19) the “World’s Most Famous Arena” paid tribute to Sammartino.
Legend has it during his run in Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, Sammartino sold out a record 187 events he headlined at MSG. During the the 1960s and 70s, Bruno Sammartino was a two-time world heavyweight champion with title reigns of 2,803 and 1,237 days respectively.
This morning the marquee at Madison Square Garden remembered The Italian Superman.
A true Garden legend. #BrunoSammartino pic.twitter.com/W3cWAe5RAj— MSG (@TheGarden) April 19, 2018
From every corner of the pro wrestling world people remembered the 82-year-old’s legendary career. WWE opened a house show in South Africa on Wednesday with a ten-bell salute to Sammartino.