It's Bruno Vs. Bruno

By Robyn Collins

Bruno Mars was named after a professional wrestler — kind of.

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The multi-talented artist and producer was given the name Peter Gene Hernandez when he was born. The superstar’s father nicknamed him Bruno when he saw a resemblance between his toddler son and professional wrestling heavyweight champion Bruno Sammartino,

Tuesday night, Aug. 22, the singer met his nickname namesake in Pittsburgh at his 24K Magic World Tour date at PPG Paints Arena, reports Billboard.

“I was nicknamed after this professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino. Tonight in Pittsburgh I had the honor of meeting him!” Mars posted on Instagram along with a photo of himself with the wrestler.


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