So, McMahon contacts me and he says, "Bruno, please, we have to have you back, just for a year." I said, "No, I can't." He met me at the airport with his son — Vince Jr. — and he says to me, "Look, Bruno, one year is all we ask until I can get somebody else really ready to take over." The other part of the deal was that I wouldn't have to wrestle on the secondary clubs; I would just do all the major clubs. Well, I thought that's not too bad. That would mean maybe wrestling three times a week, sometimes four. I thought I could handle that for one year. Well, one year went to two, two went to three and on the fourth year I broke my neck. I was scared for a while because I couldn't feel anything on my left side, but thank God there were some great neurosurgeons here and things started coming back. Anyway, I came back and I said, "I'm done. If I wrestle anymore, it'll be a shot here and there, but not this title thing." So I wrestled Billy Graham in Baltimore, and he took the title and became the champion for like nine months. I went on and wrestled here and there, and at the very end of my career, I wrestled Larry Zbyszko. We sold out everywhere. In fact, we had a 1 o'clock show at the Capital Centre in Washington, and then that night we wrestled in Baltimore and we sold both buildings out. In Shea Stadium, we packed the place. So that was a pretty nice way for me to retire. Japan heard I was retiring and they begged me to come and do a farewell tour. They treated me well through the years, so I couldn't say no. On Oct. 4, 1981, I wrestled at The Meadowlands. Oct. 5, I took a plane for Tokyo, got there on the 6th, which was my 46th birthday, I did my tour, I came home and I was retired.