Bruno Sammartino Headlines MSG For the First Time Ever

by Mark Long

Bruno Sammartino - historyofwrestling.comA mere six months after making his Madison Square Garden debut, Bruno Sammartino headlines MSG for the first time ever, tagging with Antonino Rocca and defeating the team of Pampero Firpo & The Great Antonio. Contrary to wrestling lore, Sammartino did not sell-out Madison Square Garden 187 times. In fact, over the course of twenty-six years, he “only” made 159 appearances at the World’s Most Famous Arena. Furthermore, according to the best records available, “The Living Legend” had approximately 45 sell-outs of The Garden when wrestling in the main-event, either as a singles or tag team performer, an amazing accomplishment that will likely never be duplicated.