– Regarding Larry Zbyszko’s 2015 WWE Hall of Fame speech, Bruno Sammartino did get him started in pro wrestling and the stories about him stalking Bruno in his yard were true, Larry’s actual main trainer was Newton Tattrie (Geto Mongol).
– We noted before that Hulk Hogan and WWE raised $150,000 for Connor’s Cure charity this past weekend. The money was raised when Hogan auctioned off a 1969 Chevy Camaro Z-28 in South Florida. The car was donated by the SJO Foundation for Hope. The money was raised and distributed to three charities of Hogan’s choice, one of which was Connor’s Cure.
– The WWE contracts of Vito LoGrasso and Evan Singleton have been released as part of their current lawsuit against the company. Big Vito’s main roster talent contract included a $75,000 downside guarantee and Singleton’s developmental contract was for $31,000 per year but he was also given $2,000 in moving expenses when he moved from Pennsylvania to Florida. Vito’s cuts of house shows and pay-per-view events were left up to WWE but licensing products based around him saw him receive 25% of the net sales and products such as DVDs where the talent was the featured performer saw them receive 5% of the total sales.
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter