The legendary wrestler lived in Ross Township for 58 years.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A park in Ross Township is going to be renamed after Pittsburgh icon and legendary wrestler Bruno Sammartino.

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Sammartino lived in Ross Township for 58 years, including during his record breaking run as world heavyweight champion.

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This Friday, April 23, Sammartino’s family and Ross Township leaders will gather at what right now is called “Sangree Park,” near Thompson Run Road.

The park will then be re-named Bruno Sammartino Park and a new sign will be unveiled with the name.

The ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday.