The passing of WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino has garnered a tremendous amount of mainstream press and more reactions from professional sports organizations as seen below:
JUST IN: WWE legend Bruno Sammartino dead at 82 https://t.co/vsE1XlGsjh pic.twitter.com/X2XVInR2K5
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 18, 2018
Legendary Wrestler Bruno Sammartino Dead At 82 https://t.co/ByDYBSEdym
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 18, 2018
Bruno Sammartino, heavyweight champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation for a record 11 years, died at 82 https://t.co/8jVwnvqwlP
— NYT Obituaries (@NYTObits) April 18, 2018
Bruno Sammartino, Pittsburgh’s wrestling legend, dies at 82 https://t.co/Wq069fGptE
— Post-Gazette Sports (@PGSportsNow) April 18, 2018
#BREAKING: Legendary #Pittsburgh sportsmen, @WWE hall of famer, Bruno Sammartino has passed away at the age of 82. https://t.co/v6hr03A69b pic.twitter.com/VGk3USVGJh
— KDKA (@KDKA) April 18, 2018
GM Kevin Colbert on the passing of Bruno Sammartino: pic.twitter.com/8gBQfGujFU
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 18, 2018
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Pittsburgh wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the Pittsburgh sports community.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 18, 2018
As seen below, the wrestling world continues to react to the news of Sammartino’s passing:
Paying my respects to a true Icon of the game. Rest In Power Bruno! https://t.co/Bb6bbL17La
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) April 18, 2018
My wrestling hero has passed, but will never be forgotten thank you BRUNO @Starshot9 @WWECorino @TheJimCornette @ringofhonor @ScrapDaddyAP pic.twitter.com/lmABVNGR98
— Cary Silkin (@rohcary) April 18, 2018
ONLY 1 LEGEND BRUNO SAMARTINO. HE THE REAL OF THE REAL. MY HEART BREAK. HE TOUGHEST SHOOTER. MOST OVER LEGEND EVER. ONE DAY IN THE MSG WE BOTH BREAK 10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS BACK THEY TRIED TO MESS WITH HIM. FOREVER HE CALLED ME THE LEGEND. I LOVE HIM FOREVER. GOD BLESS YOU BRUNO pic.twitter.com/dHB5rg6t5O
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) April 18, 2018
A terrible blow today to the wrestling community as a true Legend, gentleman & stand up man passed away. Glad he was able to come back home where he belonged. Rest in Power Bruno.
— Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) April 18, 2018
RIP Bruno Sammartino. His legacy will live on forever!!
— Howard Finkel (@howardfinkel) April 18, 2018
#RIPBruno #BrunoSammartino I had the pleasure of meeting back in #2012 and talked wrestling with
Greatest champion ever pic.twitter.com/IS7ofcPqMO
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) April 18, 2018
RIP to a legend #BrunoSammartino thank you for all that you have done for wrestling
— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) April 18, 2018
RIP Bruno. You set the standard of what we should all aspire to be.
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) April 18, 2018
Bruno Sammartino’s influence and contributions to pro wrestling are unmatched. He is truly a legend. #ThankYouBrunohttps://t.co/sgoJUyhduv pic.twitter.com/nZEE0TaMlL
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) April 18, 2018
I just heard the news about the passing of Bruno Samartino. Rest In Peace Bruno – I was so proud to call you a friend for thirty years, and to be in the same HOF class of 2013. https://t.co/AX0u7ksfNc
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) April 18, 2018