Bret Hart is one of the most legendary professional wrestlers of all time. He is loved by many, while there is a contingent of fans who thinks of him as bitter. Recently, reports have come out that AEW higher ups did not believe Bret Hart was available due to his WWE contract. We later found out Bret only has a merchandising contract with WWE.
During a recent interview with Lucha Libre Online, Hart spoke about the idea of him appearing on AEW TV recently:
“Well, I’m happily retired. I’m a home guy now. There’s not a lot I can do in wrestling. People say, ‘What would you do in AEW?’ What would I do? Referee? Manage? Be a Chairman? I don’t want to be remembered that way. I want to be remembered as a wrestler,”Bret Hart To Lucha Libre Online
Hart continued, speaking about the references to his career that have been littered throughout AEW TV as of late:
“I’d be happy to help a lot of them, and I know a lot of them. I talk to a lot of them, sometimes by text or on the phone and people call me up. I always got advice and I can always pinpoint little things that can make a difference in a guy’s match or something that he’s doing. But I’m a guy that likes being home, so they’re going to have to call me on the phone. I wish I could go do stuff more easily, but I’m getting a little older now and it’s getting harder for me to keep flying around and doing stuff, so I got to pick my days that I can do stuff. There’s a lot of things I would love to be part of with AEW and what they’re doing. I know they got some great wrestlers there and I have a lot of respect for the organization and all that, but right now I’m happy at home,”Bret Hart To Lucha Libre Online
The last time Bret appeared on AEW TV was Double or Nothing 2019 when he revealed the AEW World Title. Time will tell if Hart will return to AEW programming as part of the Owen Hart Foundation tournament.
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