It's Bruno Vs. Bruno

By Robyn Collins

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

Related: Bruno Mars to Donate $1 Million to Flint Water Crisis Victims

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.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From Radio.com | Music, Sports, News and More. Start Listening Now

Miranda Pet Posts DL
Taylor Swift Revenge
Greatest American Idol

Listen Live