WWE has tried for several years to get WWWF legend Bruno Sammartino inducted into their WWE Hall of Fame but continue being denied. With WrestleMania 29 happening in the New Jersey/New York area, WWE feels they need a big name to build their HOF around and have actively pursued Mr. Sammartino as result. Wrestling convention promoter Sal Corrente recently issued the following statement to PWInsider on behalf of his client Bruno Sammartino:

“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″.

Recent reports have come in following up on this that Executive Vice President Talent Relations Triple H tried to negotiate with Sammartino. Triple H tried to sell to him how the induction will give Bruno one more huge pop from fans and to not worry about Vince McMahon but Bruno didn’t budge.

Word around the wrestling beat is that Bruno wasn’t impressed with Triple H’s approach.

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