- Bruno Sammartino is a fictional wrestler who Dave says worked and held two World Titles in the 60's and 70's. However, since Vince McMahon had not yet invented Sports Entertainment yet, this is highly doubtful. Some old guy claiming to be Sammartino sometimes appears on talk shows, making outrageous claims, such as that Batista is on steroids, and that WWE is not a friendly, healthy environment! He also appears at indie shows such as ROH.
Even WWE's DVD department have now bought into this revisionist mythology, as "Bruno Sammartino" was ranked #24 in the Top 50 Superstars of All Time DVD.
It is unclear who invented the myth of Bruno Sammartino, but it was probably Herb Kunze.