The reason that Sammartino has not entered the Hall until now is because he has rejected every attempt the WWE made to honor him. When a talent is no longer under contract, the WWE has to work out a financial deal with the former star to promote them in the ceremony. That is why Owen Hart and Randy Savage have never entered the Hall, although there are other reasons Savage was not nominated while he was alive.
The fact is that Sammartino and McMahon have not spoken in years.
Sammartino publicly spoke out against the WWE for the direction the company took during the Attitude Era, saying that it was no longer a family product. He also spoke out about the drug use, the poor medical practices and money owed to him by the WWE.
Sammartino said in a recent interview with "Busted Open" on XM that he criticized McMahon when he felt he did wrong, but he will also praise him for what he does right. After talking to medical professionals about the WWE and watching the current product, Sammartino said there was a chance, and McMahon had to be the one to sign off on it.
Now, Bruno Sammartino plans to sit down with Vince McMahon in a meeting and said he is happy to talk with him at that time. It sounds like one of the biggest feuds in wrestling is finally ending.
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