On Saturday mornings, wrestling was a weekend fix for kids. Nobody got hurt, especially the wrestlers. The stakes are higher in Larry King’s ring. Today’s incarnation is political poison for the country. Elected officials and would-be politicians now take their behavioral cues from TV and radio hosts.
Larry King no longer fit into that equation. His outdated sense of civility and relatively nonpartisan approach made him a dinosaur bound for extinction. Like [Sammartino], the game he helped create has left him behind.
WWF star Bruno Sammartino in his heyday.