PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Bruno Sammartino is returning to Madison Square Garden.
The legendary wrestler from Ross Township, who ruled the ring in the ’50s and ’60s, will be inducted Saturday into the WWE Hall of Fame.READ MORE: Remember, Reflect At Tree Of Life: Commemorating The 11 Lives Lost 3 Years Ago In Synagogue Shooting
He’s also the “star” of a new music video. Ross Township attorney and producer Marty Lazarro co-wrote lyrics sung by Sputzy Saracino, as a tribute to his friend.
“I love the voice, the beat,” Sammartino says. “And it’s so unique because, he’s telling my story. When I came into this country, I was a human skeleton – 14-years-old, 83 to 84 pounds. I experienced bullying because I didn’t speak the language. You know how kids can be.”
The boy who survived the Nazi occupation of Italy grew into a man who turned his life around. He became one of the strongest men in the world. He would sell out Madison Square Garden more times than anyone before or since.READ MORE: Latrobe Police Searching For Missing Man Daniel Jacobs
And yet, when he retired, he says, “I thought, fine I’m very grateful, very thankful. Walk away. And I thought walk away, in a couple years who would remember your name, who you are.”