While Triple H ended up securing Bruno Sammartino for the WWE Hall of Fame, he’s now turned his attention to securing a deal for someone to induct him. Bruno has stated publicly he would like to be inducted by someone like Dominic DeNucci or Larry Zbyszko, however, admitted he was leaving it up to WWE and they were looking outside the organization.
We’re told the name atop WWE’s list to do the honors is Arnold Schwarzenegger. WWE has contacted “The Governor,” however, he has been a bit reluctant so far. Schwarzenegger’s latest movie isn’t doing well and his team is trying to figure out his next move.
What’s interesting is that in dealing with Bruno, Triple H dangled the carrot of WWE Studios possibly financing the movie about Bruno’s life, which in the end really helped with getting Bruno interested in working with WWE again and ultimately getting a deal done.
Now, Hunter is hoping for similar results with Schwarzenegger. A source with knowledge of the negotiations says WWE has had preliminary talks with Schwarzenegger’s people about trying to land him to star in a WWE Studios production. Triple H is hoping that the possibility of WWE financing a film could be enough to get Schwarzenegger to induct Bruno into the Hall of Fame.