• Michael W. Rickard II

Madison Square Garden Magic: The Night the Garden Went Silent


Ivan Koloff and manager Captain Louis Albano

Nowadays the thought of a champion holding the belt for over seven and a half years is inconceivable. A title reign over a year is a big deal in today’s era of professional wrestling. The business is different now with a multitude of TV and pay-per- view shows where the title

is defended compared to the time before cable television and PPV where titles were usually only defended at house shows. What was it like for fans when a champion was upended after a long reign? How did promoters book such a loss? Join me as I look back at the night Bruno Sammartino dropped the (World Wide Wrestling Federation) WWWF title to Ivan Koloff in an amazing upset. The night Madison Square Garden went silent.

Join me as I look back at one of the biggest nights in Madison Square Garden history.

Originally presented at Canadian Bulldog's World

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