As told through the experiences of the world champion himself and those closest to him, “Bruno Sammartino” exemplifies the remarkable life journey of a humble Italian immigrant who became one of the most world-renown wrestlers to step into the ring.
Bruno’s story is one of improbable rise, about a man who held honor above fame and dignity above fortune. After fleeing the Nazis with his family as a young boy, Bruno arrived in Pittsburgh and started a new life. He went on to become one of the best professional wrestlers of his time, selling out Madison Square Garden a staggering 189 times. Hollywood celebrities courted him, Italian Americans adored him, and Arnold Schwarzenegger called him “The Star of All Stars.”
Narrated by Larry Richert, “Bruno Sammartino” features interviews with the champion, family members, and close friends, including emotional comments from Arnold Schwarzenegger, who inducted Bruno into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
Tickets to the film screening are $15 for adults, $10 for members, and $5 for children. Please register in advance online. The screening will be held in the Mueller Center on the museum’s fifth floor. The film is 96 minutes long.
The event is sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and the Italian American Program, donations are appreciated.
For more information, please contact Melissa E. Marinaro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-454-6426.