PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Bruno Mars had a special meeting with a Pittsburgh legend.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Warmer Temperatures Expected This Weekend
The singer took to social media to post a photo of himself with Bruno Sammartino.
In the post, Bruno Mars said he was nicknamed after the WWE Hall of Famer.
Bruno Mars performed at PPG Paints Arena Tuesday night.
Mars was a “chunky” baby and was named after the legendary Sammartino, who was about 275 pounds in his prime and the favorite wrestler of Mars’ father.
The 81-year-old Sammartino presented Mars with a replica of a championship belt.READ MORE: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Taking Action Against Bank Overdraft Fees
Sammartino tells the “KDKA Morning News” he was impressed by Mars.
“I didn’t know too much about him except that he is a great entertainer…I was so impressed with this guy because he couldn’t have been more humble, so respectful, so down to earth. If he’s like that all time, that’s wonderful,” said Sammartino.
The Living Legend says he is surprised he has gone viral 35 years after retiring from wrestling.
“I never thought in a million years that everywhere I’ve gone that people would [still] come out for autographs…I mean, it’s been so many years. It’s just a little humbling and mind-boggling to be honest,” said Sammartino.
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