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DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: Bruno Sammartino loses title to Ivan Koloff

<p>We continue to celebrate my birthday all week long at When It Was Cool by looking back at the year 1971.</p> <p>Today&nbsp;on the DragonKingKarl Classic&nbsp;Wrestling Show, I look back at a match that is still remembered 49 years later for the reaction it invoked. Bruno Sammartino was the WWWF Champion and had been dominant, dispatching villain after villain. A year earlier he had even defeated the big Russian brute Ivan Koloff.</p> <p>But in 1971, Koloff got his revenge with a knee drop off the top rope and the referee hit the three count. Madison Square Garden stopped in dead silence as a new WWWF Champion was crowned. Let's talk about it.</p> <p>{radioShow dmdocuments/080420ks.mp3} {membership 4}</p>