WWE News: Triple H comments on Bruno Sammartino being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame
WWE executive Triple H (a/k/a Paul Levesque) spoke with ESPN regarding the Bruno Sammartino accepting his invitation to be a member of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2013. "From a legitimacy standpoint, it’s important for us to get Bruno in," Levesque said. “He’s one of the biggest names there has ever been in the business. So for us to not have him in there, for the legitimacy of the whole thing, it was a major issue. For me, the more important thing was that nobody deserves to be recognized for being a big star and paving the way for the stars of today more than Bruno. Everything that we have today in the business, Bruno was a cornerstone of that foundation. He truly is a living legend...
"There has been this bad blood between Bruno and the WWE for years, and we’re not trying to hide any of it, but I just felt like we are at a point where a lot of it can be resolved. Our wellness program and the way our programming is now, a lot of people are unaware of it, so I felt like if I could get Bruno on the phone and I could run down a list of those things that he didn’t like, I could show him how we changed. We’re PG, family-friendly entertainment with a wellness program that is truly based on the wellness of our performers. We want them to be healthy and live long, productive lives. So I just felt that if Bruno knew about those things, he might feel differently, and eventually, that’s what came to be." Read the full story at ESPN.com.
Powell's POV: Triple H also stated that Vince McMahon was aware of his talks with Bruno from the start. The story also states that Bruno will be the "main attraction at the Hall of Fame ceremony." The event takes place on April 6 at Madison Square Garden.
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