The first son of Stu Hart and the oldest brother of Bret Hart and Owen Hart, Smith Hart is now writing for PWMania.com. Hart posted his debut column talking about WWE and problems in pro wrestling today. Here is an excerpt from his first entry:
“I recently posted on my twitter account, @smithhart1, a simple comment that in return received plenty of replies. The comment read:
“Fans wonder why Cena gets pushes so hard its simple. Cena fans buy ppvs, punk/bryan fans are more apt to pirate ppvs”.
This comment was not meant to disparage CM Punk, Daniel Bryan or John Cena or for that matter any other talented internet darling.
Bret “The Hitman” Hartparticipated in a Q&A on his Twitter account this week. Here are a few questions he answered.
Bret Hart would you ever consider doing some freelance “road agenting” for the WWE? Bret Hart: boxbrown Sure … I would think about it. But I certainly would not want to go back on the road again.
What’s one major change you’d make to the presentation of the WWE TV product? Bret Hart: I would make the Slammy’s a legitimate awards night. Where the best bumpers, dramatic performance and spectacular move are credited
After the Hart Foundation cost Randy “Macho Man” Savage the Intercontinental championship in a match with the Honky Tonk Man on the previous Saturday Night’s Main Event, Savage vowed to get even with Bret Hart.
Welcome to OWW Radio! Each week David (@dlb19338) and Alex (@AlexGoff84) will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling. A new episode will be posted each week. This week David is joined by Julie Hart (@HartFaith). Julie is the former wife of Bret “Hit Man” Hart and the author of the new book, “Hart Strings: My Life with Bret and the Hart Family”. This book is an interesting account of Julie’s time spent married to one of the world’s most famous pro wrestlers. During the interview David and Julie talk about Bret’s career, traveling the world, their four children, the legendary Stu Hart, the highs and lows of her childhood, and much, much more!
Welcome to OWW Radio! Each week hosts David (@dlb19338) and Alex (@AlexGoff84) will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling. A new episode will be posted each week. This week David is joined by Joe Dombrowski (@Joe_Dombrowski), the Executive Producer of PRIME Wrestling TV and the producer / host of the DVD “The Montreal Theory”. We talk about the DVD itself and the infamous Survivor Series match between WWF champion Bret “Hit Man” Hartand challenger Shawn Michaels. After all of his research, what does Joe think really happened? We hope you enjoy this look back at a real turning point in wrestling history!
Editor’s note: Film producer Joe Dombrowski will be this week’s guest on OWW Radio. Look for the interview this Friday June 28, 2013.
The staff at WWE.com released an article examining eight “urban legends” within its annals of history. Curiously, one of the topics profiled was the legend of Bret Hart being secretly in-the-know about the events surrounding the infamous “Montreal Screwjob” at the 1997 Survivor Series, a scenario profiled extensively in the new two-disc DVD set “The Montreal Theory”, which was released in early April of this year at MontrealTheory.com.
Bret Hart‘s ex-wife Julie has released her first book “Hart Strings” about her life and marriage to the WWE Hall of Famer.
“Being married is one thing, but being married to Bret “Hitman” Hart—former five-time World Wrestling Entertainment Champion—is another. In her vibrant and honest memoir, Hart’s ex-wife and the mother of his four children chronicles the ups and downs of balancing life with a superstar husband in the circus world of professional wrestling. Beginning with Julie’s teen years and early romance with Bret, the story follows the couple’s marriage, children, divorce, and continued presence in each other’s lives, culminating in Julie’s growing role as one of the new matriarchs of the ever-expanding Hart family in Calgary. Vividly detailed and humorous, this authentic account of Julie’s life as an individual, wife, mother, sister, and friend is told by, quite arguably, the Hitman’s toughest opponent and greatest ally of all time.”
Other books related to the Hart family and Stampede:
Autobiographies from Bret, Bruce and Diana Hart, The Dynamite Kid’s autobiography, the “Pain & Passion” Stampede Wrestling book, a biography on Stu Hart and Martha Hart’s book on the life and passing of Owen Hart.
David Dexter reports that the WWE has announced that the May 27th episode of RAW will be Bret Hart Appreciation Night. Both Hart and Shawn Michaels are expected to make appearances that night. RAW will be live from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
HBK gets his own appreciation night on May 24 at a RAW-brand live event in Salt Lake City, Utah. WWE is trying to boost their live events due to the injury of John Cena and absence of CM Punk.
WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart recently answered a bunch of fan questions from readers at WrestleNewz.com. Here are some highlights from the interview:
Will he be making a career out of improv comedy he’s been doing:
“I don’t think so, but you never know what can happen. I have a lot of fun doing them. I appreciate people giving me a stage. They present scenarios that are quite easy for anybody to step into and be quite funny. Sometimes I can be spontaneously funny. When you just make it up as you go along it’s hit or miss, but I’ve found I’ve done pretty good.”
His relationship with Vince McMahon:
“The last conversations we’ve had have been good. He seems to always be very warm and friendly with me. I would say he’s on the very best of terms with me. I think the last time I really talked to him, my knee was pretty swollen. He wanted me to go out to the ring in Philadelphia — and I did go out — but we were talking about our various injuries, since he had just had hip surgery. We’ve both sort of realized that we’re not getting any younger.”
What’s the greatest compliment he ever received: “(Long pause) I think it’s that I was often told by the wrestlers I worked with that I was their best match. That was every single one of them, from Mr. Perfect to my brother Owen to the Bulldog to the Undertaker to Steve Austin — almost every single one of them pulled me aside and said the best match they ever had was the one against me. The list goes on — 1-2-3 Kid, Kevin Nash, Roddy Piper, Yokozuna — and I think it’s true. Every match was a different story, and we made magic. The other thing is that I never hurt anybody in all the years I wrestled. I had wrestlers come up to me and thank me for the match every night, thanking me because there was never any extra aches and pains or injuries. No animals were harmed in the making of my movies!”