Bruno Sammartino Shoot Interview

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Bruno Sammartino The Living Legend himself sits down for a one of a kind RF VIDEO exclusive 3 hour shoot like never before.  This former WWWF World Champion told us this was his best interview to date and he said he talked about topics today that he never talked about before and really opened up.  I can tell you now that Bruno pulls no punches when he talks about Vince, Hogan and Ric Flair.  In fact he goes off on all of them for various reasons thru out our interview.  Wait until you hear how he reacted to Ric Flairs statments about himself and what he says about the Nature Boy.  He talks about how Hogan was scared to work him and no showed their match one night.  He has alot more to say about the Hogan but you need to see it for yourself.  Bruno talks about his relationship with the McMahons over the years and how he had a falling out with Vince Jr.  He talked about his secret meetings about getting into the Hall of Fame and why it never happened.  We talk about his early start and how he was in the war as a sick child and survived for three years.  Bruno talks about coming to America and living his childhood dream of becoming a pro wrestler. He goes into detail about his problems with Buddy Rogers and what it was like to work with Lou Thesz, Frank Tunney, Kowalski, Brody, Watts and more.  He talks in great detail about his fall out with Larry Zbysko and their infamous Shea Stadium match.  This is one of the best  parts because of Hulk Hogans comments about who drew the house that night. You will hear about Bruno breaking his neck in his match with Stan Hansen and what happened to force him back early.  If your a Bruno fan your going to love this interview.  We talk about his relationship with David and why he came back to the WWF to work tag matches for Vince.  He talked about Piper, HTM, Savage and more!!!  We hit a homerun with Bruno for sure.  Even after his interview he said nobody has ever got him so hot and to get him to open up the way RF VIDEO did.  He really is the true living legend and we will have more details about this in the near future as well!!


What was it like growing up during the war
How did you get to America
What did you do when you first got here
How did you get into the business
How soon did you wind up working for Vince Sr.
Initial impressions of Vince and Toots Mondt
How different was the business back then in terms of kayfabe
Early on in your day, especially when you were touring around, did anybody, maybe a veteran or a new guy, try to get cute with you, so to speak, and try to test you?
How important was it, especially back then, to know how to shoot, to know how to protect yourself in that type of a situation?
How soon into your WWWF tenure did you get the title
How do you respond to claims that Buddy Rogers had a heart attack
During your first reign, who were your favorite opponents
What were the reasons behind you dropping the title the first time to Ivan Koloff
Is it true that the place was so silent after your loss that you thought you lost your hearing
How did it come about that you were blackballed from Vince Sr
Memories of working for Frank Tunney
What was it like working the territories after the WWE
Memories of wrestling Lou Thesz
Now Lou Thesz talked in his book about a story that you guys were going to unify the belts at one point, he says in his book the deal fell through because he wanted too much money, is that true
Memories of wrestling Baba in Japan, on my show you said he gave you the toughest matches
Terry Funk spoke very highly of you on my radio show for showing loyalty to Baba when Vince Sr wanted you to go to New Japan, how did that all go down
Memories teaming with The Bruiser
Memories of wrestling Killer Kowalski
What kind of influence did Toots Mondt have on the success of the WWWF?
How did you wind up back in the WWWF
How were things different in the 70s
Was it hard to avoid the temptation of drugs in the 70s
Memories of the night you had your neck broken against Stan Hansen
Is it true you came back before you ready at Shea and if so, why
Who did you like to travel with in the 70s
Dusty Rhodes says in his book that after a show in New York the two of you were at a club, and he was mobbed more for autographs before you were, your thoughts
Memories of matches with Bruiser Brody
Memories of matches with Bill Watts
Talk about hanging out with the Rat Pack during this time
What do you remember about Vince JR during the 70s
What do you think of his recent book where he talks about being a reformed Christian
Is it true that there were attempts to make a match with you and Muhammad Ali
Superstar Billy Graham claims that after your cage match in Philadelphia, PA, you suggested that he work an injury going into the title match with Bob Backlund. Is that true?
Lou Thesz claimed he would not defend the NWA Title on shows with womens matches because they cheapened the title, did you feel the same way
How much of a say did you have in the way you were booked and with who
Is it true that you recommended to Lou Albano he become a manager
Larry Zbysko claims that the reason that he thinks you may not care for him is because you felt he went behind your back and pressured you into coming out of retirement for the feud, is that true?
Hulk Hogan wrote about the Shea Stadium show in his book that he worked with you and Larry Zbysko. Hogan insinuates that it was likely he and Andre that drew the big crowd that night. What are your thoughts on his comments?
Were there ever any plans to put you and Backlund in the ring together?
Do you think Backlund resented your popularity when you came out of retirement and started selling out shows
Talk about your days as a color commentator & the how hard it was to do with the new direction.
Now what lead to you coming out of retirement
How did the styles change working with the newer generation
Memories of matches with Randy Savage
Memories of matches with Piper
Memories of matches with Honkytonk Man
What lead to you finally saying you were done
How did Vince react
Was there ever any discussion during your comeback in the mid-late 1980s about a possible match with Hulk Hogan?
Isnt it true that your last match for them was a tag match with Hulk Hogan
How did your relationship sour with David after that
Is that why the two of you are still on the outs to this day
Did Vince try and offer you to stay on as a commentator
Mick Foley on my program said he thinks about you and Vince’s relationship. Mick said that he felt Vince had a special place in heart for you and would like to have him back and honor him.
How did you wind up doing Halloween Havoc for WCW in 1989
Was there any talks of you working regularly for them as a commentator or anything
Was there any truth to the negotiations between you and World Championship Wrestling in 2000 which Vince Russo claimed were ongoing?
In 2004, it was reported that you were at a Monday Night Raw show, prior to live event in Pittsburgh. Many people have reported that you met with [Vince] McMahon, and that you met with [Jim] Ross. Why don’t you tell everybody what actually happened, so they can actually hear what really did happen and not a whole bunch of speculation?
At that event there was a story going around that Ric Flair came to you to shake your hand and you turned your back on him.
Ric Flair talked about you in his book: he said he worked under you in Madison Square Garden and St. Louis. He said he wasn’t impressed. He said you didn’t do much in the ring and he said you weren’t a draw outside of the Northeast. Your comments
What are your thoughts on Ric Flair being a credit to the business
Why do you think that so many wrestlers today are trying to tarnish your legacy?
Are you surprised Superstar Graham returned to the WWE
Where do you stand today with the WWE
What are your thoughts about WWE instituting a wellness policy
Do you think Congress should investigate wrestling
What are your thoughts on the recent plague of neck injuries in the WWE?
Popularity of your era compared to now.
Comparing the exposure inside the business today from your era.
How is Vince, JR different from his father and Toots Mondt.
Is it true that Vince had you cut out of the Unreal History of Pro Wrestling Documentary
Why didn’t you ever wrestle heel?
What do you think of Vince wrestling
Whats your workout like today
What do you think about the WWE’s Hall of Fame
Would you ever agree to work with them on a DVD
Talk about the love affair with your fans