"It was like a funeral" - Bill Apter recalls the moment when Bruno Sammartino lost the WWE Championship

Mar 24, 2022 290

BY: Prityush Haldar

Bruno Sammartino is the longest-reigning World Champion in the history of WWE. Sammartino is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. The legendary Italian sold out the Madison Square Garden a record 188 times. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.

Wrestling journalist Bill Apter spoke about the time when Sammartino lost the Championship to The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff. Koloff shocked the world when he dethroned Sammartino at Madison Square Garden on January 18, 1971.

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SOURCE: https://www.sportskeeda.com

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