Originally written on WZR Online  |  Last updated 10/17/14
Bruno Sammartino had an interview with Ring Rust Radio in which he talked about why he turned down the Hall of Fame in the past. Here are highlights: On what took him so long to accept Hall of Fame invite: “After I retired, I spent a quarter of a century in the business, and when I retired and a new regime took over, Vince McMahon Jr. and that, and in the beginning I went back to help out. I color commentated with him, but then I started to see things that were disturbing to me. I saw the steroid use in wrestling that became kind of rampant and I saw the changes in wrestling itself with some nudity and some vulgarity going on with different things that they were doing. And the profanity was so much. That bothered the heck out of me, and it bothered me so much that I became very outspoken about it. I hated to see the business that I spent 25 years in take that direction. That’s what really started it all. When it came to the Hall of Fame, I’ve been very critical of the direction they...
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