In an update on Bruno Sammartino rejecting the WWE’s offer to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame next year, the Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events Triple H was the person who contacted Sammartino about the potential induction, attempting to convince him to accept the offer and look past the issues in the past between himself and Vince McMahon, using the induction as a way for the company to acknowledge his legacy and to educate viewers who may not know who he is.

Sal Corrente who represents Sammartino, issued a statement on the matter where Sammartino praises Triple H, however has decided to decline the WWE’s invitation.

“It has come to our attention that someone has claimed that Bruno was unimpressed with Triple H. That is an absolutely false statement Bruno had no issue what so ever with Triple H. He liked Triple H and enjoyed their conversation but for reasons personal to Bruno he has decided not to accept the induction in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM IS THE REFUSAL A REFLECTION ON TRIPLE H or his presentation or conversations with Bruno.”