Sal Corrente sent the following statement to PWInsider on behalf of Sammartino in regard to rumors that WWE was inviting him to be inducted into the 2013 Hall of Fame:
We understand that word has broken on the Internet regarding “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino being inducted in to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. Since word has broken publicly, I can confirm that we have been contacted. I have been asked by Bruno Sammartino to announce that he will NOT be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
“The Big Cheese” Sal Corrente
ORIGINAL: According to a source, WWE is interested in inducting Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. Sammartino has been contacted by WWE, but at this time, there is no word on if Sammartino has given them a response.
For years, Sammartino has turned down offers to work on several projects with WWE and has been critical of Vince McMahon and the WWE as a whole.