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Rest in Peace: WWE Legend Bruno Sammartino

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11 Years. 4,040 Days total. That’s how long wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino held his two WWWF titles combined under the watchful eye of Vince McMahon, Sr. The promotion would eventually become known as the WWF and now the WWE. His first title reign of 2,803 days remains a record, and I doubt anyone will ever break it. Hell, I doubt anyone will ever even come close. It was a different time. Some would say a better time.

It is with a truly heavy heart that we report that after some recent health complications, Sammartino has passed on at age 82 at his Pittsburgh home.

Sammartino did it all in his career, from in-ring action to color commentator. In 2012 he turned to acting and appeared in John (Night of the Living Dead) Russo’s 2013 film¬†The Mob Boss and the Soul Singer, starring alongside Chuck Corby, Quiet Storm, and Debbie Rochon.

He’ll always be known as “The Living Legend” to fans, even after his passing. His legacy will continue to live on, as will his mythos. There was no one like him, and there likely never will be again. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Bruno’s family, friends, and constituents.

Bless you, sir. Rest easy.

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