Tag: Bruno Sammartino

Evan Ginzburg | A Journey Through Wrestling and The Arts

Evan Ginzburg | A Journey Through Wrestling and The Arts

Associate Producer of The Wrestler and 350 Days, lifelong wrestling fan Evan Ginzburg has been able to convert his love for wrestling into something big.
When It Was Real by Nikita Breznikov, with Scott Teal

When It Was Real by Nikita Breznikov, with Scott Teal |...

Pro Wrestling Stories senior writer Evan Ginzburg reviews the book When It Was Real by Nikita Breznikov, with Scott Teal.
Bruno Sammartino wins the WWWF Championship for the very first time after defeating Buddy Rogers in just 48 seconds at Madison Square Garden on May 17, 1963. [Photo: Pro Wrestling Illustrated]

Bruno Sammartino and Buddy Rogers – The 1963 WWWF Title Screwjob

This important moment in professional wrestling history between Bruno Sammartino and Buddy Rogers all but marked the end of one career and launched another.
David Sammartino and The Phantom Submission: One of Wrestling’s Most Surprising Upsets

Wrestling Upsets | 6 Upset Victories That Left Fans Shocked and...

"It was one of the most surprising wrestling upsets in history. Things did NOT go to plan." Here are 6 upset victories that left fans shocked and confused!
The heel turn and chair shots heard around the world. Fans are stunned by Larry Zbyszko and his merciless treatment of his mentor and friend, Bruno Sammartino.

Sammartino and Zbyszko: The Heel Turn Nobody Saw Coming

When Larry Zbyszko turned his back on his mentor Bruno Sammartino, it incited one of the greatest rivalries and heel turns in wrestling history.
Chris Jericho Joins a Long List of Champs Whose Title Belts Went Missing

Chris Jericho Joins a Long List of Champs Whose Title Belts...

Chris Jericho was crowned AEW champion. And then someone ELSE took the title. This isn’t the first time a title belt has been stolen or come up missing.

Bruno Sammartino Saves Freddie Blassie From Being Killed By The Mob!

The story of how a rough-and-tumble match between Bruno Sammartino and Freddie Blassie led to a frightening confrontation with the mob in New Jersey.
Bruno Sammartino and Ivan Koloff square off at Madison Square Garden, January 18, 1971.

Bruno Sammartino and Ivan Koloff | The Night They Shocked the...

Bruno Sammartino and Ivan Koloff each reflect on the night Koloff almost started a riot by ending Bruno's almost 8-year reign as world champion.

Time Machine: The Story of a Wrestling Fan in 1968

Jump aboard the wrestling time machine. Next stop, 1968. Be advised, you may experience slight turbulence and high levels of nostalgia ahead!

Wrestling’s Unsung | Those History Hasn’t Been Kind To

Many names are lauded while others who have devoted their lives to this business are, in fact, ignored. In this piece, we praise wrestling's unsung.