PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Rob Pratte and Bob Dvorchak host this special edition of Black and Gold Sunday. Professional wrestling legend/superstar Bruno Sammartino joined Rob and Bob in studio to talk about his past and an upcoming documentary about his life.
Bruno, his mother, and his family hid from the Nazis in the mountains of Italy while Italy was occupied by the Germans. Bruno is a longtime native of Pittsburgh, moving here after World War II to rejoin his father. Sammartino credited his mother for showing him true strength and dedicates all of his successes in life to her.READ MORE: 'Senseless Act': Man Sentenced To At Least 5 Years In Deadly Crash Involving West Virginia Newlyweds
Bruno was bullied when he first came to America, he was picked on for his thick Italian accent.READ MORE: AP Source: Pittsburgh Pirates, Catcher Roberto Pérez Reach 1-Year Deal
Being bullied was his catalyst to start working out, and he continues to work out to this day. His career in professional wrestling has made him a multinational superstar. Arnold Schwarzenegger credits Bruno as his idol and will be inducting him into the WWE Hall of Fame later this year.
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