Re: Was Bruno Sammartino that good?
It would just a sign of the times. Bruno was very much over with the Northeast region because of his Italian background and was a big dude. His charisma was pretty limited but he was able to pull off the hard working middle class nice guy persona [Kinda an early Dusty Rhodes]. He wasn't that great of a wrestler [He was mostly a brawler] but he could shoot when needed [He got into shoots with various wrestlers including Antonio Inoki and prevailed]. Back in those days, you wanted to put your title on people who could hold their own in a real fight because some veterans and up and comers would take advantage of you to get ahead in the business and be able to brag they beat down a regional champion when they returned to their own region.
Nowadays, Bruno wouldn't be much in the wrestling business but, during his time period, he was the biggest draw in the country and one of the biggest draws in wrestling history. Period.
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reputation, who can cook frogs
legs, who appreciates a good fuc-
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