Published July 14, 2020, 2:19 PM

by Manila Bulletin

WWE: Wrestlers mourn loss Bruno Sammartino
By Rafael Bandayrel
The wrestling world lost a true legend with the death of Bruno Sammartino and pro wrestlers who came after him are mourning the lost.

Sammartino, who was 82-years-old, passed in his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Wednesday. He is the owns the record for the longest WWE (then WWWF) championship reign as he held the title for almost eight years while having the gold in his possession for a combined 12 years.

The Italian Superstar started wrestling in 1950 and became an era-defining superstar under Vince McMahon’s Sr.’s WWWF. Sammartino’s legendary career is an integral piece that turned pro wrestling into the pop-culture giant that it is today.

Members of the wrestling industry honoured the icon by sharing memories of him:

In 2013, Sammartino was immortalized when he got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.