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 Posted: Sat May 5th, 2018 06:26 am
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http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/kayfabe-lies-and-alibis-bruno-sammartino-and-jim-cornette-shoot-interview/

In the wake of Bruno Sammartino's recent passing, I felt it was time to review his sit down interview with Jim Cornette. Topics include his boyhood days running from the Nazis and battling a serious illness, his trek to America, being discovered by wrestling promoters, how he was blackballed from wrestling in his early years, some impressive feats of strength he pulled off in the ring and in the gym, how Buddy Rogers turned Bruno into a heel, how he found his way back into wrestling and ultimately the WWWF title scene, the epic match with Lou Thesz that never came to pass, Stan Hansen breaking his neck and how Vince Sr pressured him to return quickly from the injury, his angle with Larry Zbyszko, thoughts on Bob Backlund and Hulk Hogan, a proposed stadium show where he'd face Andre, plus more!