As a huge fan of the "Living Legend" I am really sad to hear this news. I grew up on WWWF action so Bruno Sammartino is a big part of my wrestling fandom. After all of his problems with modern WWE it was good that they could put their differences aside and get him into the WWE Hall of Fame with a sold-out induction at MSG no less. RIP, Bruno, and thanks for the great memories.
World Heavyweight: Johnny Valentine World Tag Team: Midnight Express International: Tyler Black Junior Heavyweight: Tiger Mask Tex-Arkana TV: Dutch Savage Trios: Curt Hennig, Tully Blanchard & CW Anderson
Empress Ring: Mercedes Martinez Empress Ring Tag Team: Vacant
IWA Heavyweight: Adam Cole IWA Tag Team: PCO & Brody King IWA J-Crown: Joey Janela
Post by tigersamurai on Apr 23, 2018 15:05:46 GMT -5
@kernodle Something we can absolutely agree on. She shared so much of the responsibility during AJPW's hot streak in the 90s. And, one could argue her reluctance to change after Shohei Baba's death led to a second kind of boom when Misawa took the crew and formed NOAH, albeit her role there could be viewed in a more negative light. Still, she helped to bring in Muto which did lead to some truly great moments and the eventual transference of her AJPW stock to Muto. It's an interesting history overall and she was always a key player. RIP