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Larry Zbyszko Added to 2015 WWE Hall of Fame Class

(Larry Zbyszko)

Announced today by wwe.com, Larry Zbyszko has been added to the 2015 class of WWE Hall of Fame entrants. A bona fide living legend of sports entertainment joins the class for decades of historic contribution to the world of professional wrestling.

(WWE Hall of Famer Larry Zbyszko)

As Larry Zbyszko told Rolling Stone:

“My gut feeling over the years was that probably someday, sooner or later, I’d be getting in – and not just because of the long career I had,” Zbyszko laughs. “I’m a fan at heart; I love this business, and the Hall of Fame is an awesome part of the business. This has been my life, and if I had to do it again, I’d do it all the same – except maybe not get married so many times.”

Larry Zbyszko studied under and wrestled with the great Bruno Sammartino in his formative years in the business. Zbyszko made a name for himself in the WWE as part of a tag team with Tony Garea to take the Tag Team Titles from the Yukon Lumberhacks in the mid-70’s.

With a historic turn on his mentor Bruno Sammartino, Larry Zbyszko established himself as one of the most hated wrestlers in the ring. After the feud came to a close, Sammartino moved onto the AWA and WCW under the tutelage of Paul Heyman as a member of the advocate’s infamous Dangerous Alliance. Zybyszko’s accomplishments in the ring are numerous, but he is also a big part of NXT in helping prospective wrestlers on their move up to the main stage.

Zbyszko will be inducted into the Hall on March 28 – the night before WrestleMania – at a ceremony airing live on the WWE Network at 8 p.m. ET. He Joins “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Former Women’s Champion Alundra Blayze, Rikishi, the Bushwhackers and celebrity honoree Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2015 class.

“I already have a speech in my head; it kind of just popped in there, because it’s the story of my dream – to become like my hero Bruno Sammartino,” he says. “And I’ll also thank the people who helped me along the way. I’ve always considered myself one of the boys – everyone calls me ‘Sir’ these days, but I’m not that old!”