Bruno’s WWE Future, Has He Talked to Vince Yet?, Another Name Who Helped, More

- Bruno Sammartino reportedly approached the WWE Hall of Fame offer from Triple H as purely a business decision, giving Triple H a price that he thought would be turned down. Bruno didn’t think the deal would go through and eventually believed that Vince McMahon likely nixed the deal due to his asking price. The price is apparently in line with what WWE would pay one of their top stars for a WrestleMania pay off. Nobody going into the Hall had ever asked a deal anywhere near what Bruno asked. Sammartino ended up getting a significant deal.

Vince McMahon and Bruno still have not spoken as Triple H has handled the deal. Triple H is hoping to get Vince and Bruno together to talk in April. Regarding Triple H’s talks with Bruno, he portrayed himself as a student and a fan of Sammartino’s era. Triple H told Bruno from the start that WWE cleaned up their product and that when he got more power, he wanted to make WWE’s product similar to the product that Sammartino headlined years ago.

One of the connections between Bruno and WWE is Pittsburgh neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon. Maroon had operated previously on Bruno and worked on WWE’s medical team. Sammartino credits Maroon with keeping him out of a wheelchair after successful back surgery years ago. Sammartino viewed Maroon in high regard when he spoke of changes that had been made when it came to the health of WWE’s performers and their strict drug testing.

Sammartino said during negotiations that if the deal didn’t happen this year, he was not open to it any time in the future. The deal will see Sammartino be involved with WWE after his Hall of Fame induction. Sammartino was asked to be part of DVD’s on his era. He will also do voice-overs for some of his matches and a straight Sammartino DVD release is likely. Sammartino will also appear on WWE’s Legends Roundtable shows at times.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • jcice13

    I realized it says “sourced by the observer” but why does it say that marc middleton is the AUTHOR? an author is a creator, a beginner, and or a writer of something, mr middleton has done NONE of those things here, he just copied and pasted someone else’s work.

    • IamLisa

      That’s Marc Middleton for ya.

      • jcice13

        actually it’s every other person here too, they ALL do it I just was happening to be reading the “authoring’s” of mr middleton when the thought brought me to authoring my comment LOL see the difference mr middleton? I really wrote what it says

    • Y2J

      Actually, it says “Posted by Marc Middleton.” But I totally agree with you. Even if he would just re-write half of it, it wouldn’t be so bad.

      • jcice13

        yes I know but below it says “about the author” and that has the connotation that he authored the post as opposed just doing a copy and paste job, I realize it might be splitting hairs but it just was amusing to me to see it like that

        • Y2J

          True, I didn’t think about that. It doesn’t really bother me to much though, because all of the other sites like this do the exact same thing lol

      • cramtech

        how is it not re-written?

  • SdotC

    lmao, I just posted about how these guys don’t actually write any articles, how 85% of this site is stolen and copied, and sure enough, that comment was blocked and is “awaiting moderation”. First Amendment, you dicks.

    • Y2J

      Haha, at least this site looks better and is more user-friendly then sites like PWI (even though I think PWI is legit and WNZ isn’t lol)

      • jcice13

        well I don’t know why you say this site isn’t “legit” it just posts news verbatim from other sites who do the leg work

        • Y2J

          Sorry, wrong choice of words. What I meant was that sites like PWI actually have real inside sources, WNZ’s sources are PWI, F4W, ect. But don’t get me wrong, I prefer WNZ over those sites because its just more enjoyable to use IMO.

  • SdotC

    Finally, HHH’s manipulation pays off… BIG TIME. This is the best wrestling news of 2013 by far.


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