Bruno Sammartino Makes His Madison Square Garden Debut

by Mark Long

The man who would go on to become the longest-reigning champion in WWE history, Bruno Sammartino, makes his Madison Square Garden debut. Sammartino’s MSG debut marked the beginning of an era of fame and monetary success that goes virtually unmatched in WWE history, as well as that of professional wrestling itself. Sammartino’s opponent that night, whom he defeated, was “Wild” Bull Curry.