WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino Documentary Trailer Released

Ryan Dilbert@@ryandilbertWWE Lead WriterMarch 26, 2013

Photo from WWE.com. Credit: Pro Wrestling Illustrated
Photo from WWE.com. Credit: Pro Wrestling Illustrated

A new trailer is out for the documentary that recounts and explores WWE legend Bruno Sammartino's incredible journey.

The soon-to-be member of the WWE Hall of Fame and the company's longest reigning champion ever went from Pizzoferrato, Italy to wrestling in front of sold-out crowds at Madison Square Garden. Bruno Sammartino: The Documentary gives fans a long look into the unbelievable story that is Sammartino's life.

It's a tale of survival and success that surprisingly hasn't been usurped by Hollywood already.

Ken Brown directs and produces a documentary about Sammartino's beginnings in Italy and the life he built in the ring afterwards. Sammartino tells us in his own words how he and his family hid from the Nazis in the mountains of Pizzoferrato. He talks about nearly dying, about his mother attaching leeches to his skin to heal his sickness, about stepping over dead bodies in his hometown.

The documentary's website describes the film as "a true accounting of the personal foundation of the world’s most popular and widely televised wrestling icon."

With Sammartino finally entering WWE's Hall of Fame, there has been more focus on his career and life story. Newer fans who don't know much about the burly man in those black-and-white clips now have a go-to resource to learn everything there is know about the Italian Superman.

It's a film that has been in the works for years.

The long process has allowed filmmaker Brown to give the project depth and a sense of comprehensiveness. Brown writes on the film's website that the project captures "a wide range of material and experiences with Bruno, from reunions with long time peers and friends in the sport of wrestling."

WWE history buffs and Sammartino fans will soon have a chance to look back at the Living Legend's life in what looks to be a most-compelling film.