WWE World Heavyweight Championship - Bruno Sammartino

May 17, 1963 - January 18, 1971

Bruno Sammartino faced off against the hated Buddy Rogers at Madison Square Garden. Sammartino used a dropkick, backbreaker and a crushing bearhug to dethrone the champ. Sammartino would go on to defend his WWE Championship for an unprecedented eight years, which is a record that still stands today.

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March 31, 1985
WWE presents the first WrestleMania, featuring pop culture icons and thrilling matches, changing the landscape of sports-entertainment forever.
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