I wrote about him in yesterday's post. However, in today's post, I thought I'd put up a few things that I've seen online since the news broke.
First, here's something that Madison Square Garden did for Sammartino overnight:
MSG not only celebrated Bruno with the video tribute outside the building. It also post the following on Twitter:
The Mayor of Pittsburgh (Bruno's home) left a statement on the city's website. You can click on the image to expand it:
Not only did the Mayor of the City post a tribute. Some of the sports franchises did as well.
The Pittsburgh Penguins:
The Pittsburgh Steelers' general manager, Kevin Colbert, also made a statement on the passing:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was good friends with Sammartino:
Arnie also added:
I've purposely chosen respect from people and organisations outside of the wrestling business up until now. I thought I'd share the final two.
First, here's what WWE owner, Vince McMahon stated on the passing:
I wrote about the animosity that had existed between McMahon and Sammartino in my tribute to Sammartino yesterday. In the same post, I mentioned that - if it wasn't for Triple H being a peacemaker - it was unlikely that Sammartino would have had his final bow at Madison Square Garden when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in April of 2013.
Here's HHH's comment: