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This is one of many books on my list of books to order...Bret Hart has always fascinated me both inside and outside of the ring. He's a great guy in my opinion, and seems as though he always has positive things to say, and you can't say that about too many people.

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As a Hart mark I WILL be picking this up
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Quote WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart recently sat down with ESPN.com to discuss WWE's new "Legends of WrestleMania" video game. During the interview, the Hitman discusses a number of topics, including the rocky atmosphere in the WWE during early 1990's, his favorite WrestleMania match, his beef with Shawn Michaels and more. It's a long interview that's worth reading (link).

Bret said things changed drastically in WWE when WWE started drug testing in 1992 and made the transition from muscle heads (Hogan, Warrior, Legion of Doom) to the workers (Bret, Shawn Michaels, Marty Janetty). When asked whether he was upset that Hulk Hogan never gave him a match at WrestleMania, he replied:

Bret Hart: I just thought that somebody preempted my run. For somebody like Hulk Hogan, when he was on his run, nobody preempted it. Everyone was happy to make him. But when I needed some of the bigger guys to make me, especially some of the bigger names like Jake Roberts or Ultimate Warrior or Hogan, when it came to passing the torch down and doing me a favor &I had always been loyal, working my ass off on their undercards and I was always respectful of those guys and paid my dues, but I always felt short changed by some of those guys who didn't do anything to help me. And that was a critical time in the business. The wrestling business back then was kind of like the stock market right now. There were some tough times business-wise, and everyone was fearful of the future, especially after they implemented the drug testing. But they handed me the ball, and back then I was only six feet tall, I wasn't a giant, I didn't have 24-inch arms, and I wasn't a good interview. Then all of a sudden I found myself carrying the torch at a tough time and trying my hardest.

Hart continued, "If you look at wrestling when I started to get my big break back in 1992, I changed wrestling from the cartoons of Hulk Hogan and Iron Sheik and the matches with the leg drop and the hand behind the ear and the playing to the crowd. They were just cartoon characters if you ask me. Hogan had the same match every night for years and so did Warrior. They didn't tell great stories, to be honest. I went out there and had those matches with Piper and Perfect and the match with Davey at Wembley. I went out there and tried to have great matches all the time, and it wasn't about Bret Hart, it was about these matches. I think I changed the style of wrestling, and even today, there's not another Hulk Hogan out there, it's guys like Edge, and it's all about work rate. When you see Bret Hart versus Steve Austin, it just seemed so much more real than Hulk Hogan versus Sgt. Slaughter. All of the storylines started to be more realistic and the belt started to mean more. I made the belt seem like the world to me and to my fans. I kind of pat myself on the back today and think that I did more good for professional wrestling than people realize."

* Not such kind words about Hogan. It's been long known though that Bret doesn't hold the Hulkster in high regard.

* Roberts helping Bret wouldn't have made the same impression as main event champions like Hogan and Warrior would have.

* He's right about the story telling. He along with guys like Mr Perfect changed the image of Wrestling.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Freetime Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/March/2009 at 16:18
Its funny how blame Hogan for using backstage power to get thing his way when Bret did the samething 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr Member Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11/March/2009 at 18:03
Originally posted by The Love Song Writer The Love Song Writer wrote:

As a Hart mark I WILL be picking this up
 
Same here. Did anybody else notice that the greatest wrestler ever said he'd have liked to work with Mysterio? I'm just saying....Clap
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read the interview and bret come across are a humble nice guy he allways been that way
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Originally posted by Freetime Freetime wrote:

Its funny how blame Hogan for using backstage power to get thing his way when Bret did the samething 


When did he do that? I'm just curious, because he's nowhere near Hogan status or HHH in this department.

BLS I did notice that and in Bret's hayday that match would've stolen the show
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Quote Gabriel Ricard of UnlikelyStories.org recently conducted an interview with Bret Hart discussing his autobiography, Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling, why he did a pre-taped segment for "Vince McMahon Appreciation Night" on an episode of Raw in June 2007, old wrestlers still hanging on, The Wrestler, WWE's rehab program, Kane, Steve Austin, and more. Hart was also asked his voice-over cameo on an episode of The Simpsons.

"One of my funny little stories about The Simpsons is that they didn't want me to do my voice. That wasn't supposed to be Bret Hart. They just wanted me to do the voice of a wrestler," Hart said.

"Well, what happened was that I was supposed to be The Mad Viking or something like that. And I said "Can't I be Bret Hart?" I kept trying to get them to let me be Bret Hart, and they finally said "Take it or leave it. Do the voice or we'll get somebody else." So, I said I'd do it. I flew all the way in from Europe to do it. It was just a payday for me. I didn't care. I just had a couple of lines, and they just wanted me to keep doing them madder and madder. I did it every possible way I could think of. Then we were done, I was waiting for my limo to come get me, and I was doing a little mini autograph session outside Fox Studios. I signed autographs for about two hundred people who were just on their lunch break and wanted stuff signed like magazines, action figures and all kinds of stuff. And that's when the director came up and said "I had no idea you were this big of a name in wrestling. If we haven't done the artwork, we're going to draw you in as you."

Hart also said he wouldn't mind writing a follow-up book in the future.

"I don't have a thought on how I'd do that," Hart said. "I said a lot in the first book. I don't know what else I'd say in a second one, Looking at it now, there are lots of little things I could write about, piece together a bunch of little stories."

To read the interview, click here.

* How dumb of The Simpsons to use Bret Hart, but only for his voice and not for the character.

* The episode would have been much more popular if he could have been himself instead of a made up character.

* Bret only backed down because of the money on offer. He probably got a fair bit for just a few lines.

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Bret Hart recently spoke to the Miami Herald about his most recent book, as well as the 10th anniversary DVD release of Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows which a second documentary titled The Life & Death Of Owen Hart is included with. Here are some highlights:

On other wrestlers’ books: A lot of wrestlers have written their books, and most of them don't know what they wrote or could barely read it themselves. I think the only one who has done a real top notch job was Mick Foley. I did enjoy Jericho's book to a certain degree, but there is a lot of sanitizing to sort of make the company look good and protect themselves. I think the company sort of handcuffs whether they can say this or say that. I didn't have that kind of restraint.

His final thoughts on the Montreal screwjob: There is that old saying that it takes 20 years to build a reputation, but 30 seconds to tear it down. I think it was very applicable to that whole circumstance. The fact that I stood up for myself and did what I did, I don't know that any other wrestler would have done that or could have done that.

On Owen Hart in the WWE Hall of Fame: ''Vince McMahon said to me once after Owen died that it was the worst thing to happen to the nicest guy in this business. That statement in itself, I don't know how you can have a Hall of Fame and not credit or at least honor Owen and even my father. From the last conversation I had with Vince McMahon, he had every intention of putting my father and Owen into the Hall of Fame. I'm sure that will come with time.

On remembering Owen: I don't like to stop and remember the day he died. So much as I'd like to remember other things like his birthday [May 7]. I'm maybe different than a lot of members of the family. In Calgary, when you see the green grass coming up, with some patches of snow, you find yourself thinking of funerals. I was just thinking about his funeral yesterday and all the people that were there. Even now, I think about all the wrestlers that were at Owen's funeral who are dead today. There are a lot of things that connect to Owen's death and beyond.
 
credit: ewrestlingnews.com
 
So what Bret is saying is, what I believe, is that it really comes down to Vince McMahon thus why WWE haven't inducted Owen or Stu into the 'Fame as of yet, which really is a shame if it is Vince McMahon who is saying "no" too it.
 
Really though I think Vince should induct Owen, Jim Neidhart and Davey Boy Smith in seperately (or Smith alongside Dynamite Kid as The British Bulldogs), then induct Stu Hart alongside the entire Hart family (Keith, Ross, Wayne, etc.) because the entire Hart family deserve to get the nod for what they have done for the business. If the Von Erich's can, why can't the Harts?


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^ Simply put, because Owen's widow is a dick.
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