Sammartino speaks about leaving his position as a color commentator with WWE:
That’s why I left, I had to get out of there, because it wasn’t just the changes that I didn’t like that they were making But at the time, I saw the drugs the steroids and, the other things that were going on, that I found absolutely appalling. And I said no this isn’t the world of wrestling that I was a part of. I just had to get out of there, because I knew I didn’t belong and I just didn’t care for what was going on at all. At that time I thought the changes were rather drastic, but then never would have I believed what has happened in the last two years.