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Arnold Schwarzenegger To Induct The “Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino Into The WWE Hall Of Fame

Mon, March 25, 2013 3:06pm EDT by Russ Weakland Add first Comment
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WWE has announced that Hollywood icon, bodybuilding legend and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, will induct Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013 as part of WrestleMania Week. How awesome is that!

It shouldn’t be a surpise as Bruno and Arnold have had a friendship that dates back more than 40 years. Growing up in Austria, The Terminator idolized Sammartino and admired the extraordinary strength he displayed in the ring. After meeting face-to-face in 1967, they often worked out together, and Schwarzenegger was even in attendance for a number of Sammartino’s main event matches.

Sammartino continued to be a huge inspiration to Schwarzenegger during his entire career. In March 2013, Schwarzenegger was present as Sammartino was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in Columbus, Ohio.

“It is an honor to induct ‘The Living Legend’ Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of Fame,’” said Arnold Schwarzenegger, “It will be a historic night as he headlines Madison Square Garden again.” And for the man receiving the amazing honor, Bruno mentioned, “I am humbled that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be inducting me into the WWE Hall of Fame,” adding, “The kindness and support that Arnold has shown me over the years is truly overwhelming.”

Check Out The Hall Of Fame Announcement!

How Can You Obtain Tickets!

Tickets for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are currently available through all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees.

Highlights of the event will be broadcast Tuesday, April 9 at 10 PM Eastern on USA Network.

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