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Hot Bruno

Artwork by Travis Heckel

Hot Bruno is a current Superuniverse Top 10 character created from the hilarious name of a Wrestling Hotline curated by Bruno (and created from his time in the UWF by Herb Abrams), where his serious and downplaying enthusiasm about "the real scoop in professional wrestling" was a point of humor within the 6:05 community, alongside the fascination and curiosity towards Bruno's ever changing hairstyles (and hair line) throughout his career.

Origin

Although Bruno Sammartino - and his luscious wig emporium - had been mentioned in prior conversations on the Superpodcast, the first mentioning of his hotline appeared during Episode 27 by TGBL to Bix during a follow-up of a previous article written by Bix about some of the weirdest and wackiest hotlines in the history of professional wrestling, with TGBL mentioning that 1-900-HOT-BRUNO was conspicuously absent from the article.

"I'll take the 'Lew Alcindor'"

A staple of the Hot Bruno bit during the Top 10 is either TGBL or that week's co-host asking Hot Bruno a question regarding his wigs, the personal hygiene of ring rats and larger mass wrestlers (such as Haystacks Calhoun,) or about random minutiae in the wrestling industry.

Facts / Miscellaneous

First appearance in the Superuniverse Top 10: Episode 29 (#1)

Last appearance in the Superuniverse Top 10: Episode 77 (#10)

Total appearances: 17 (Episodes 29, 31-32, 35-36, 41-49, 67, 70, 77)

Media

1-900 Hot Bruno Commercial

1-900 Hot Bruno Commercial

"I'll tell ya!"