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NFT: Bruno Sammartino Documentary, Amazon Prime Video.

Klaatu : 5/17/2023 6:36 am
This was incredible, not because it highlighted Bruno's pro wrestling career (it did), but because much of it chronicled what his family - especially his mother - went through during World War II, when the German army occupied their village. It's a story that's almost unbelievable. I highly recommend it, even if you're not a fan of pro wrestling.
Thanks for  
jvm52106 : 5/17/2023 7:30 am : link
Thank you  
liteamorn : 5/17/2023 9:46 am : link
For that, I'll check it out!!!
it's next on my list  
djm : 5/17/2023 10:16 am : link
You're welcome, guys.  
Klaatu : 5/17/2023 10:51 am : link
Believe me when I say there were times I was tearing up. Seriously. Bruno was my first sports hero, before Munson, or DeBusscehre, or any Giant. He's the reason I started lifting weights.

I saw him for the first time when I was six years old. My Grandfather took me to MSG, where he fought Baron Mikel Sicluna ("from the island of Malta!!" lol). I was mesmerized. I can still see him tossing Sicluna around the ring like he was a rag doll. From then on I was hooked.
I just missed out on Sammartino  
Jim in Forest Hills : 5/17/2023 10:55 am : link
but I do recall watching wrestling at MSG and seeing Don The Rock Muraco beat Pedro Morales for the intercontinental belt. Was shocked walking out of there. Will def watch this one!
I laughed when I saw this  
Pete in VA : 5/17/2023 2:32 pm : link
Many of the guys in my frat in college ( a long time ago) were wrestling fans, and Sammartino was a star then. I made up a story that Bruno was my uncle (my mom's brother), and that he came to our home for Thanksgiving almost every year. They were impressed. I think I waited a month or two before telling them that it was fake news.
Thanks for the heads up.  
smshmth8690 : 5/17/2023 9:54 pm : link
Might watch this tonight. Bruno was pretty much retired when I started watching, but two of my favorites were pretty much jobbers at the time. One was Baron Mikel Scicluna, and the other was Big Swede Hansen. I didn't know much about either, I only knew that they would get a win once in a while, and I was always hoping one of them would take Backlund out.
Funny you posted this  
Larry in Pencilvania : 5/18/2023 9:21 pm : link
Superstar Billy Graham passed away last night.... The man of the hour, the man with the power, too sweet to be sour.

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