(Original Caption) The Sheik had it easy. Caught here in a tight hold, the Syrian wrestler appears to be anything but comfortable. But The Shiek rallied and foiled Bruno Sammartino at Madison Square Garden.
UNDATED: Bruno Sammartino a professional wrestler looks to his opponent in the ring. Sammartino held the World Wrestling Federation Championship for more than twelve years throughout his two title reigns from 1963 thru 1971 & 1973 thru 1977. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
UNDATED: Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino is declared the champion. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 22: Professional Wrestler Bruno Sammartino arrives to the Feast of San Gennaro on September 22, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Championship wrestler Bruno Sammartino standing with his wife in front of their home. (Photo by John Olson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Championship wrestler Bruno Sammartino playing with his children. (Photo by John Olson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)