Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Madison Square Garden Magic: The Night the Garden Went Silent
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.