Wrestling News World.com is reporting that deal is getting close which would pit Wrestle Mania 30 next year in the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Many fans will take issue with that, wanting the 30 the anniversary of the event to take place at Madison Square Garden (as did Mania’s 1, 10 and 20). For more on the story, log on to http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/wrestlemania-30-taking-place-from-the-superdome/.
The same website is reporting that Chris Jericho will be missing two Raw’s and two Smackdown’s on the ‘Road to Wrestle Mania’ as he will be on tour with his band, ‘Fozzy’. Those dates seem to be Feb. 25 and 26 followed by Mar. 4 and 5.
WWECLASSICS.COM: It’s great to speak with you both. This is obviously an historic announcement, but let’s start off with the elephant in the room. Why now, Bruno? Why did you feel like this was the time to go into the WWE Hall of Fame?
BRUNO SAMMARTINO: Well, I guess the main reason would be Triple H. He’s the one who contacted me months ago and we got acquainted with each other. We had only met once, very, very briefly. I only really knew Triple H as a Superstar with WWE, but in person I think we only met for maybe 20 seconds.
TRIPLE H: I shook your hand once in Pittsburgh.
BRUNO: Exactly. It was a very quick introduction and that was it. But since then, Triple H contacted me and he started telling me everything that was going on with WWE. There had been issues and things that I was not happy with, but when I saw the changes, I was very, very impressed. Triple H was a very sincere guy and he was trained by someone who I had the most respect in the world for, and that was Walter “Killer” Kowalski. And then, of course, when he told me that it’s going to be in Madison Square Garden, that was huge for me, too, because of my history in the Garden.
You can check out the entire interview at http://www.wwe.com/classics/exclusive-interview-bruno-sammartino-triple-h-26089885.