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WWE NEWS: Sammartino previews McMahon meeting, Ross new blog, newspaper coverage of WM29, G.I. Joe 3

Apr 3, 2013 - 2:38:34 AM
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-- The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review published a story on Bruno Sammartino returning to Madison Square Garden on Saturday to be inducted into the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame class. The article tells the story of Triple H initiating contact with Sammartino after Vince McMahon told him it would be a waste of time, Dr. Joseph Maroon convincing Sammartino to give WWE a second look, and Sammartino being convinced that WWE "changed" after he took a stand against the company for 25 years.

Regarding his first in-person encounter with McMahon in 25 years, Sammartino said, "We will talk privately, face to face, in Madison Square Garden, but not until then. It's better face to face, eye to eye. So we can discuss whatever needs to be discussed.” [ Full Story here at TribLive.com - http://bit.ly/16vw7Ki ]

-- WWE announcer Jim Ross published a new blog at jrsbarbq.com on Tuesday briefly reviewing Monday's Raw, looking ahead to the top matches at WrestleMania, and updating Ric Flair's family situation following the sad news of Reid Flair's death last weekend. [ Full Blog here at jrsbarbq.com ]

-- Newsday's Alfonso Castillo published an overview of WrestleMania Weekend in the New York/New Jersey market, including notes on TNA having one of their biggest non-televised shows of the year in New York on Friday and independent promotions looking to piggyback off Mania hype. [ Story here at Newsday.com ]

-- The Washington Post published notes on WWE stars visiting with local sports athletes prior to Monday's Raw in Washington, D.C. Included are photos of Big Show, Mark Henry, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, and Titus O'Neil interacting with D.C.'s sports teams. [ Photo Collection here at WashingtonPost.com ]

-- Following the international and domestic success of "G.I. Joe 2" starring WWE champion The Rock, Paramount has greenlit a third installment of the G.I. Joe series. The next movie will feature Rock as well as Bruce Willis, according to reports. [ Story here - http://bit.ly/14MYwNW ]

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