Bruno Sammartino - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Bruno Sammartino, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino was born in Pizzoferrato, Italy on October 6, 1935.

He died on April 18, 2018 at the age of 82.

Bruno Sammartino was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 as an individual and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2002 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino
  • Ring Names
    • Bruno Sammartino ( December 3, 1959 - April 18, 2018)
  • Born October 6, 1935
  • Died April 18, 2018 (aged 82)
  • Nationality Nationality: ItalyItalyNationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Pizzoferrato, Italy
  • Billed From
    • Abruzzo, Italy
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight
    • 265 lbs (120 kg)
  • Nicknames The Living Legend; The Original Italian Stallion; The Italian Superman

Career History

  • Roles
    • Commentator ( September 24, 1990 - June 3, 1991)
    • Commentator ( April 21, 1986 - February 16, 1988)
    • Wrestler ( December 3, 1959 - August 29, 1987)
    • Commentator ( March 6, 1979 - January 2, 1980)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF February 16, 1985 February 16, 1988
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF February 4, 1963 October 4, 1981
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 12, 1972 April 11, 1976
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW October 21, 1972 December 7, 1973
    Promotion JWA November 19, 1971 November 27, 1971
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA December 3, 1959 July 13, 1969
    Promotion JWA August 2, 1968 August 12, 1968
    Promotion JWA March 2, 1967 March 7, 1967
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face March 3, 1974 August 29, 1987
    Heel August 4, 1973 March 2, 1974
    Face December 3, 1959 August 3, 1973
  • Images
    Feb 1985
    Feb 1985
    Mar 1979
    Mar 1979
    Nov 1971
    Nov 1971
    Feb 1963
    Feb 1963
    Dec 1959
    Dec 1959

  • Finishers
    • Bearhug ( December 3, 1959 - August 29, 1987)
    • Hammerlock ( December 3, 1959 - August 29, 1987)
    • Pendulum Backbreaker ( December 3, 1959 - August 29, 1987)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Head From Home" by Sam Spence - Single ( February 4, 1963 - February 16, 1988)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2013, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2002, Television Era
  • Titles Won

    World Wide Wrestling Federation

    • 2 WWWF World Heavyweight/Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 WWWF International Tag Team Championship (1 with Dominic DeNucci, 1 with Tony Marino)
    • 1 WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (with Spiros Arion)

    Maple Leaf Wrestling

    • 1 NWA International Tag Team Championship (Toronto version) (with Whipper Billy Watson)
    • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version)

    World Wrestling Association (Indianapolis)

    • 1 WWA World Tag Team Championship (with Dick the Bruiser)

    World Wrestling Council

    • 1 WWC North American Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WWE Bronze Statue (2014)
    • Record for WWWF Championship longest reign (2803 days)
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2019)
    • International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2021)
    • KSWA Hall of Fame induction (class of 2012)
    • WWWA Hall of Fame induction (class of 2008)
    • NWA Hollywood Los Angeles Battle Royal Winner (1972)
    • PWI Wrestler of the Year (1974)
    • PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1976)
    • PWI Match of the Year (1972 - Battle Royal; 1975 - vs. Spiros Arion; 1976 - vs. Stan Hansen; 1977 - vs. Billy Graham; 1980 - vs. Larry Zbyszko, Steel Cage match at Showdown at Shea)
    • PWI Stanley Weston Award Winner (1981)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • WON Feud of the Year (1980 - vs. Larry Zbyszko)
    • Madison Square Garden Walk of Fame induction

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