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    Posted: 12/April/2008 at 13:52

Quote Bret Hart did an interview with The Sun in the UK. Here are some highlights:

- His Book: I wrote every word. I was always determined to do it my way. I even did my own hand-drawn cartoon on the inside of the book. I think everyone worked really hard to give me the book I wanted .. I actually started the book, believe it or not, about a month before my brother Owen died.

- Chris Benoit: There's a strong argument that the Chris Benoit that went off and killed his family that day was totally out of control. He'd lost his mind. I want to believe that .. I don't think it was steroids.

- I really like Kurt Angle. He's the kind of guy I really wish I could have worked with.

- I would have loved to have worked with Rey Mysterio, would have loved to work with Big Show.

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It's well worth clicking on the link and reading it all. The best part of it all is that he says he's open to coming back to WWE if they have an idea for him. These include inducting his dad and brother into the hall of fame. I think he will get his wish with both one day. Of all the people to work with, I thought Big Show was the biggest shock name. But actually it's that he rates Kenny Dykstra (like I do). He says he reminds him of Stone Cold. He must see how similar he looks to his brother Owen.

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The Hitman is always worth listening to I'm a little worried that he seems to rate people like the Big Show though.
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Quote WWE Hall of Fame legend Bret Hart was interviewed this week by Canada.com. The Hitman talks about mixed martial arts, what the pro wrestling industry needs, his disdain for Hulk Hogan and more. Here are the highlights:

UFC & Mixed Martial Arts: "I'd never do UFC. I wasn't good enough and I was smarter than that. I have a lot of respect for UFC guys, but I still think they're not getting the money they deserve, especially when I see them taking all those head shots. You can see the brain cells just vanishing when they get hit five, six times. It's the kind of brain damage you carry around forever. You can't put a price tag on your brain and I know that better than anyone else [since a concussion ended his career]. I have a lot of respect for it, but it's not something I would have done, since I put too much value on my brain cells. I don't mind pretending to bash somebody's brain cells out.

What Wrestling Needs: "It takes one certain guy. It seems to be the case all the time. One guy seems to be able to ignite the industry. There's lot of good wrestlers out there, but I think they need to make some adjustments with the story telling."

Hulk Hogan's Classless Comments about John Graziano: "I think he showed his true colours. He's washed up. He exposed himself. It's pretty callous. I think he dug himself an even bigger hole on Larry King. He was always selfish. Everything Hogan ever did was for Hogan. That could have happened to anybody. We all have kids that age. I know I wouldn't have handled things the same way. I would have been very remorseful."

Who He Keeps In Touch With: "I'm pretty close friends with [Roddy] Piper, Stone Cold [Steve Austin] . . . I stay in touch with Edge, and Chris Jericho is a pretty good friend of mine."

What's Next for Him: "I'm going to try to write a novel. I'm going to pursue getting my autobiography made into some sort of film. I'd like to see it be an episodic thing, like The Sopranos . . . I've had some pretty interesting discussions. Brad Pitt's film company came to me. I haven't heard back from them, but there's been good interest."

* Can't disagree with his views on martial arts. People who take part in that sort of action are risking bad health later in life.

* He's right about the story telling. Both WWE and TNA have storylines that just make you want to shake your head in disgust.

* He says Hogan is selfish. Well that's pretty much an openly known fact lol. You don't get to where he is (Hogan) without backstabbing and being nasty. Good guys rarely go far in the business.

* I hope the novel is about wrestling as that would be the most interesting book to read.

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Can not wait to read brets book, does anyone know when it will be released in the UK?
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I think the Bret Hart book could be really interesting. I just hope its not all about the Montreal Screw-job. (Its strange, Bret Hart and Shawn Micheals are two of my all time favorites, yet they hate each others' guts)

I agree with him on just about everything fore-mentioned. I think Big Show is over rated.
I also think MMA isn't as bad as Bret says. Wrestling is just as dangerous and then some. Just look at Droze.
Other than that he's right on target.
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Quote In an interview with Alex Marvez, Bret Hart said he's done with professional wrestling following his U.S. book tour. Hart believes his wrestling career will be complete after saying good-bye to his American fans on various book signing tours to promote its release in the States. Hart is content saying good-bye to wrestling through his book and not working for a promotion after spending seven years on the project. "I'd be happy being remembered for really brilliant storytelling in my matches, not for some last chance to snap up some money," Hart said. "I respectfully understand my light in wrestling is fading. I can live with that." Hart said he nearly gave up on the project while trying to fight with the illnesses he faced after suffering a stroke in 2002. However, Hart wanted to bring closure on his wrestling career. "A lot of times, I thought about giving up because it was hard reliving some of these events. But I couldn't say goodbye to my wrestling character until I finished." Hart also wanted his family, especially his kids, to find out about his story and experience what he lived through. "I just wanted people - even my kids - to walk in my shoes and know that it was never easy being gone all the time. I was pretty much on the road for 300 days a year and that didn't include travel back and forth. It's hard to keep a marriage going." {Alex Marvez: Bret Hart's autobiography hits U.S.}

* I'm quite happy with Bret retiring. He's done enough and doesn't need wrestling anymore. He could have done a UK for his book though once it does eventually come out here.

* The book is a great way to close his career. Everything in his career is in that book and he knows there's no need for a follow up book, now that he's stopping with it all.

* I wish other wrestlers would take the Bret Hart route and not be so bothered about cash.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MariaS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24/October/2008 at 17:00
well, unlike other people, he was probably very smart in how he dealt with his money plus he's not a greedy stuck on himself asshole like Hogan is.  Love his comments about that prick. See, I don't even know Hogan like he does and I was saying that stuff before Bret said it. 

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I'm glad to see Bret is doing so well for himself. I plan on picking up his book when my store decides to get their shipments in.
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 I Can't see Brett Hart coming  back to the W.W.E  even though he is  open to coming  back if they have a  Idea for a storyline with  him in it.
I  was reading a Interview with Brett Hart on another Wrestling site in it  he say's  that he will never be able  to wrestle again due to health Problems how true this I don't  know, unless he comes  back as someone's  manager or as a trainer for coming wrestler's remains to be seen.

I will look out for his book being released in the UK , and  more  than likely  get it when it comes  out .

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Quote Elevation Radio Program with Bret Hart
Host: John Kline
Available on BlogTalkRadio.com.

Bret Hart, the legendary wrestler and author of the fantastic book Hitman joined John Kline for a 25-minute interview on Elevation Radio Friday night. Joining Kline live from the island paradise of Hawaii with birds chirping in the background and sunshine raining down, Bret spoke about many topics including the process he used to recall information for his book, his experiences as a young wrestler in hostile Puerto Rico, his fantastic in-ring chemistry with the likes of Curt Hennig, the Undertaker and Steve Austin, his current relationship with Vince McMahon, his thoughts on today’s WWE product, and whether he would ever be willing to talk to Shawn Michaels again.

Bret spoke about how the reason his book is more accurate than most other wrestlers’ accounts is because throughout his career he recorded a collection of audio tapes in order to document what exactly happened during his career and to keep all of facts straight. He cites Tom Billington’s book as an example of an account with glowing inaccuracies:

"Some of these wrestlers books, you read these stories and I can assure you they’re really wrong……I can cite way too many examples in Dynamite Kid’s book for example where you go ‘that’s not even close to what really happened like the real stories and stuff, he was just so muddled at the end that he just had stories mixed together…..but in my case I can say when you’re reading a lot of the little stories in there and a lot of the little incidents that happened when I tell you who was in the room, that’s exactly who was in the room, because that’s exactly what I would have told myself, like that’s the reason I made the tapes, to be really accurate."

Bret discussed his time in the original Hart Foundation and how being paired with Jim Neidhart helped save his career and helped the Hitman launch into super stardom: "I don’t think I would have made it, if it hadn’t been for Jim Neidhart. I think I would have never gotten a chance…..to show what my talents were. Being tagged up with Jim allowed me to almost sort of hide behind him and get my foot in the door and work with a lot of big guys who weren’t always so cooperative to work with,……in many ways the tag of me and Jim being mixed together was perfect. And it gave me a chance to grow and get my confidence."

Bret discussed his current relationship and whether he has any sort of communication with Vince McMahon today: "Generally we’re not in contact with one another, but if either one of us is trying to get ahold of each other we can do it easy enough. The last time I spoke to Vince we were more than cordial. He was really quite grateful that I spoke up a little bit about Chris Benoit and what happened there. …..I don’t know for sure how he liked my book or not……………I wasn’t especially worried about how it affected Vince or offended Shawn (HBK) or offended (Hulk) Hogan. All these people said enough about me and it was time to tell how it was from my perspective. I think Vince is OK with me, but who knows?"

Bret on whether he has any future plans on appearing on WWE television: "I try to cooperate with them when I can, I think its good to be on better terms with them (WWE), but I have no plans at all to appear on any TV show or pay per view for them, ever. I don’t ever want to be in a position where I have to work and actually expect to make a check from them or contract. I’ve already made a contract with them that they broke, and I don’t think you can really do business with them after that………I don’t want to be a character in wrestling at all. I don’t want to do that again anymore."

Hart on whether he watches the current wrestling TV Product: "I do try and watch it. I think Randy Orton is pretty good. The little thing they’re doing with Shane and Stephanie and everything, I’m kind of liking it so far. It seems interesting enough………Theres a few guys out there that are wrestling pretty good. I think they can do a better job with their storylines, but they seem to be getting a little better lately then they were a few months back."

Bret on his backstage meeting with Shawn Michaels following the incident in Montreal: "I walked up to him (HBK) thinking there were two choices. Kick him in the face while he as bent over and knock him out cold, because I had broke my hand, but that wasn’t the right thing to do, because you have to know. You have to be 100 percent sure. Because sometimes when you do something like that you have to know for sure. I really knew there was a 99 percent chance, but maybe there was some chance he had nothing to with all that. He threw the belt down and said he wasn’t going to go out on TV the next day…..I offered my arm, stuck my hand out and he started crying. He (HBK) felt like such a coward, and he doesn’t write about that in his book, but you can ask Undertaker about any of that."

On the possibility of ever meeting and clearing the air with Shawn Michaels, if HBK ever approached him about a meeting: "….I’m at that stage in my life where I’d probably hear him out maybe, I don’t know. Sometimes you’re better off, you don’t want to be carrying around a lot anguish, you know, bitterness or anything. Sometimes you’re better off letting it go, I don’t know what it would take to do that…….I just kind of prefer to stay away from it."

Other topics we covered include: Ultimate Warrior, his willingness to help his younger relatives and friends like TJ Wilson (a/k/a Tyson Kidd) or Harry Smith, the Calgary Hitmen, Bruce Springsteen, Hart’s acting career, and the possibility of trying to get "Hitman" made into a movie or a TV Series and his recovery from the stroke.

* It would be nice if he could make up with HBK and show that he can move on fully from the Montreal situation.

* Kind words about Randy Orton. He could have gave a few more names of people he likes though.

* He seems on pretty good terms with Vince, but he's well in his right to never get involved in a storyline.

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