Schwarzenegger Will Induct "Living Legend"
Bruno Sammartino into WWE(R) Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Bruno
Conn., Mar 25, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WWE WWE +0.34%
announced today that Hollywood icon, bodybuilding
legend and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
will induct Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of
Fame. The ceremony will be held at Madison Square
Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013 as part of WrestleMania(R)
and Schwarzenegger have a friendship that dates back
more than 40 years. Growing up in Austria, Schwarzenegger
idolized Sammartino and admired the extraordinary
strength he displayed in the ring. After meeting face-to-face
in 1967, they often worked out together, and Schwarzenegger
was in attendance for a number of Sammartino's main
event matches. Sammartino continued to be a huge inspiration
to Schwarzenegger during his entire career. In March
2013, Schwarzenegger was present as Sammartino was
inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame
in Columbus, Ohio.
is an honor to induct 'The Living Legend' Bruno Sammartino
into the WWE Hall of Fame,'" said Arnold Schwarzenegger,
"It will be a historic night as he headlines
Madison Square Garden again."
am humbled that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be inducting
me into the WWE Hall of Fame," said Bruno Sammartino.
"The kindness and support that Arnold has shown
me over the years is truly overwhelming."
for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are
currently available through all Ticketmaster outlets,
www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
All tickets are subject to service charges and facility
fees. Highlights of the event will be broadcast Tuesday,
April 9 at 10 PM Eastern on USA Network. For more
information on Bruno Sammartino, please visit www.BrunoSammartino.info