Bret Hart is one of the most iconic faces the professional wrestling world has ever seen, and the WWE turned down an opportunity to have him as a member of their creative team.
Hart has had his share of troubles with the WWE, as we all the the infamous Montreal Screwjob led to a long-standing beef between the Canadian and WWE. At Survivor Series in 1997 then-WWE Champion Hart was set to defend his title against Shawn Michaels. When Michaels locked in Hart's own signature Sharpshooter, the referee called for the bell and awarded Michaels the victory.
The entire thing was later revealed to have been orchestrated by Vince McMahon and Hart had no idea it was going to happen. Hart spit on McMahon at ringside and even knocked him out in the back dressing room after it all happened.
McMahon did all this due to the fact that Hart was planning on leaving WWE for WCW, the WWE's biggest rival promotion of all time before being bought out in 2001. Hart recently did an interview on the Sam Roberts' Wrestling Podcast to talk about a number of professional wrestling topics.
Hart admitted that he offered to be a part of the WWE's creative team at one point a few years ago, but it seems as though the offer was denied as he never heard back on it (quotes via EWrestlingNews):
“I hesitated on that for a long time; it was about four years ago I went up to them and threw the ball at them, made that pitch that I would give them ideas and help with the writing of the shows, creation of the matches and how storylines would go and so forth,” Hart explained.
“I think I would be really good for them, but I sort of made the offer, but the way it was thrown back at me was about the schedule; I was letting them know that I didn’t want to be on the road everyday but that I could fly in for TV, and I think I left with letting them know that I can fly in for TV and never heard from them.
"Vince [McMahon] and Triple H thanked me for the offer and we left it at that.”
“It could be figured, and worked out. It’s not impossible. I can go anywhere. Sometimes a change of scenery might be fun, but I’m also very happy where I am at,” he said.
“I have a beautiful house, and life, but you know, working on Monday Night Raw might sound good for me, but realistically maybe they need more; they look at their agents: Mike Rotunda, Arn Anderson, whoever they are, they’re on the road all the time with all that consistency and commitment, and I don’t really have that which is why I most likely haven’t gotten a call.
"I want to be a helper but don’t want to give my life away for it.”
What are your thoughts on WWE turning down help from Hart as a member of the creative team? Do you think that Hart could have really made a difference in the WWE's creative plans had be been brought on? Or is he over exaggerating how serious his offer was to join the team? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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