• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran David Sammartino celebrates his 58th birthday today.
He’s the son of one of the greatest legends in professional wrestling history, “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino.
David wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1984 till 1985, including a match at the inaugural WrestleMania, and for a short stint in 1988.
In 1996 he wrestled for Ted Turner’s WCW as “Bruno Sammartino Jr.”, but only appeared in 1 televised match, in which he did the job for Dean Malenko.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID SAMMARTINO!
• Sting Recalls Vince McMahon’s Reaction To Him Going To TNA After WCW
During a recent appearance on Apter Chat, WWE Hall of Famer Sting talked about Vince McMahon contacting him to join WWF when he was in WCW, Vince’s reaction to him going to TNA & more.
Below are the highlights:
On Vince McMahon contacting him to come to WWF:
“I had on probably 3 different occasions I had conversations with Vince and I was close on a couple of those occasions on leaving. 2 reasons why I never did #1 WCW always ended up giving me what I asked for as far as it wasn’t just financial it was how much I work.
I wanted to have it in black and white contractually I didn’t want to work a certain number of days and blah blah blah. Only a certain amount of house shows throughout the year and they gave me what I wanted.
As far as Vince, Vince and I would talk and it was always great and then the attorneys would talk and things would change. But I always thought in the earlier days I thought that Vince wanted me more to undermine WCW than he did to have me as a talent.”
On Vince’s reaction to him going to TNA:
“I’ll never forget that conversation I had with Vince. He’s on the phone with me and he says: ‘You know Sting, I find this hard to believe. The legacy that you leave behind and the thought of you going to TNA…its just bleh!
So you fast forward to you know coming back to do WrestleMania I had set out a text to Vince and Triple H that just said, ‘have you guys turned the page on Sting yet?’ And I honestly did know? Did they turn the page? Are they done? Or would they consider a run up there?”