We're told as of late Tuesday/early Wednesday there was no deal in place to induct Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of Fame.
"It's crunch time," as one source told me.
If a deal is not reached by the end of the week, they're going to be out of time and have to move on without Sammartino. Triple H thinks the deal will get done and that they are very close but since it's not done yet, a lot can happen.
We're told both sides will kayfabe until it's officially announced as they are hoping to hammer out the rest of the details by the end of the weekend, otherwise the deal may be dead.
Richard Reacts: Forgive me for showing my age (I'm 27), but I don't understand why Hunter is so obsessed with inducting Bruno Sammartino into the WWE Hall of Fame. If Bruno doesn't want to go in, or can't agree to a deal, then why not just move on without him? This goes past WWE's PG audience, as I'm 27 and the name Bruno Sammartino doesn't hold near the significance as Hogan or the Attitude Era legends.