Originally written on Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog  |  Last updated 11/19/14
It's official: Arnold Schwarzenegger will induct "Living Legend" Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of Fame. WWE made the announcement Monday morning. “It is an honor to induct ‘The Living Legend’ Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of Fame,’” said Arnold Schwarzenegger in a press release. “It will be a historic night as he headlines Madison Square Garden again.” “I am humbled that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be inducting me into the WWE Hall of Fame,” said Bruno Sammartino. “The kindness and support that Arnold has shown me over the years is truly overwhelming.” Read the full press release after the jump. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER WILL INDUCT “LIVING LEGEND” BRUNO SAMMARTINO INTO WWE® HALL OF FAME STAMFORD, Conn., March 25, 2013 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced today that Hollywood icon, bodybuilding legend and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, will induct Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of Fame.  The ceremony will be held at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 6, 2013 as part of WrestleMania® Week. Sammartino and Schwarzenegger have a friendship that dates back more than 40 years.  Growing up in Austria, Schwarzenegger idolized Sammartino and admired the extraordinary strength he displayed in the ring.  After meeting face-to-face in 1967, they often worked out together, and Schwarzenegger was in attendance for a number of Sammartino’s main event matches.  Sammartino continued to be a huge inspiration to Schwarzenegger during his entire career.  In March 2013, Schwarzenegger was present as Sammartino was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in Columbus, Ohio.  “It is an honor to induct ‘The Living Legend’ Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of Fame,’” said Arnold Schwarzenegger, “It will be a historic night as he headlines Madison Square Garden again.” “I am humbled that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be inducting me into the WWE Hall of Fame,” said Bruno Sammartino.  “The kindness and support that Arnold has shown me over the years is truly overwhelming.” Tickets for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are currently available through all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.  All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees.  Highlights of the event will be broadcast Tuesday, April 9 at 10 PM Eastern on USA Network.  For more information on Bruno Sammartino, please visit www.BrunoSammartino.info.  Photo: BrunoSammartino.info.
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