He had allegedly been dealing with health issues the past few months.
The pair hid in a mountain called Valla Rocca before they eventually made their way to the United States in 1950.
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Four years later, Sammartino defeated Buddy Rogers in less than a minute in the old Madison Square Garden to become the WWE's second champion. He held that title for nearly eight years - he still holds the record for longest reign ever in the history of wrestling.
Bruno was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 after a rocky relationship with the company. He leaves behind a wife, Carol, who he was married to for almost 60 years, and three children.
Sammartino's eleven-year reign as champion is the longest reign of all time, regardless of the the wrestling organization.
Triple H tweeted: "Devastated to hear the passing of a true icon, legend, great, honest and wonderful man. If we went 10 minutes or even over 20 minutes, you can bet there would always be action in the ring".
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The City of Pittsburgh, where Sammartino lived during his adult life, took to Twitter to honor the legend: "We lost another legend today".
"I grew up watching Bruno".
Sammartino endured a tough childhood growing up during the World War II in Abruzzi, Italy where the country was under Nazi occupation.
"My thoughts are with his entire family". During his tenure with the World Wide Wrestling Federation (which would be renamed the WWF/WWE) he'd sell out Madison Square Garden 187 times. My condolences to Bruno's friends, family, and countless fans. I got to know Bruno in his latter years, after he retired from the then WWWF.
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He then used FakeApp to smooth over and refine the footage - a rendering that took more than 56 hours of automatic processing. Any responsible leader would advise us all to do so in the future.