A month or two ago I had the privilege of meeting two former WWE wrestlers. One, the former tag team partner of my one true love, Bret Hart. The other, the son of Davey Boy Smith, and nephew to my one true love, Bret Hart. It was magical.
All it took was a beard. And probably some kind words to Bret Hart. Also probably that black tank top. And probably the jeans and the look that if I met him in person he’d ignore me, then flick a cigarette in my direction, sending me into a downward spiral of love and stalking.
Long story short, this beard does things for my nether regions that Shawn’s stripper moves once did for me when I was thirteen, with a similar outcome as I still find myself confused and aroused and uncertain what to do with my body.
Nobody deserves it more. The Hitman is pure class.
PS I watched it and cried. For both happiness for Bret Hart and sadness for myself because I will never marry him.
Bret Hart had another excellent Q&A today on his Facebook page. I’ve got to give the guy credit where credit is due – I see a lot of repeat questions pop up on his page, usually with grammar that is so horrendous is makes me feel bad for even thinking they’re funny – but he’s always a gentleman and answers the questions honestly. Though honesty has always been one of Bret’s virtues.
Here’s the Q&A from https://www.facebook.com/hitmanbrethart:
Bret, what was the loudest crowd/place you ever wrestled for/at
– Calgary Stampede 1997 … maybe Montreal 2012? Hard to say
Do you plan to do any appearances in the UK in the future?
I don’t have anything at the present moment …but usually my schedule doesn’t get going till now. Just check with my website, im usually pretty good about posting my appearances on there
Have you ever fought real fight outside of WWE? share about that story
Sure … a few times. Mostly in my younger days. Id rather not go into details …read my book.
If you had stayed with Vince how different do you think your life would be?
I honestly think my brother owen would still be alive today …
Bret, what did u think about Wrestlemania 29?
I thought undertaker and punk stole the show … I thought the two main events were more than predictable. Step by step. Overall I thought the show was good. The highlight of Wrestlemania weekend for me was the induction of Bruno. All of the Hall of Famer recipients were great selections.
Of all the performers you’ve met over the years, have any of their personas ever actually intimidated you? The tough talk they do… who was the most intimidating?
What did you think of the iggy trade and who you cheering for now that the flames r done also when are you going to be in Vancouver next
Im going for Pittsburg!
And as far as the Iggy trade – it seems as though there wasn’t much of a choice. Unfortunately the Flames don’t have much going for them.
Hello Bret, what was your favourite match form this year’s wrestlemania? thank you
Punk and Taker
Well Bret..think its about time you started doing commentary instead of the King. Would you do it?
Ahh… only if I was good at it. King is pretty good
Do you talk to Tom Billington very much and How is “Dynamite” doing? #DynamiteKidWWEHOF
I talk to him occasionally .. last time I spoke with him he sounded good and at peace with the world. We even had a good few laughs
Who would you like to see beat the streak?
what would your dad say about todays wrestlers?
what was your favorite moment ever at wrestlemania ?
When Rowdy Piper, Randy Savage, Razor Ramon and Lex Lugar carried me around the ring …
Hi Bret. My question is ‘Now that the Undertaker’s WM streak has reached an even higher high after last wkend, do you see the WWE continuing this until he retires & if so what do you see as being a fitting final WM match for him to go out on?’.
Lets just say at WM 50 – Undertaker loses streak to Joe Henning … and he is pinned with the PerfectPlex at the 59 minute mark.
If you could go back and change any wrestlemania main event outcome what would it be and why ?
I would have changed WM2 to the match they originally had in mind … Bret Hart vs. The Dragon SteamBoat. Why … because it was a match we both always wished we had.
Who to this day do you still talk to the MOST from the wrestling universe?
Probably Rowdy Piper ….
THOUGHTS ABOUT ROCK VS CENA AT WRESTLEMANIA 29 ? 🙂
I thought they both worked really hard, and Im glad that Cena won. But from an imagination stand point I saw the match that they gave a about a year ago in my head … and absolutely nothing surprised me.
What was one move you liked taking, and one you dreaded taking in the ring?
I hated the Samoan drop … and I liked to take standing suplex’s
Do you have a favourite promo/interview in your career?
I always liked my Edmonton Oiler promo at the height of my US/Canada stuff around July ’97 …. You know the one about Canada taking care of the “sick and the old …. Gun control ..” etc etc.
My heart broke when he mentioned Owen Hart.
Have you heard of The Steve Austin Show yet? It’s kind of awesome to have Austin shooting the shit again. He’s not sitting in the ring having beers thrown at him, but it’s great. I love when he speaks candidly (though isn’t that kind of always?)
You can check out The Steve Austin Show here.
In episode #2, posted April 11, 2013, Austin speaks with Shawn Michaels, and it’s a great interview. Some interesting topics include the Shawn’s early training with Jose Lothario, the importance of the Intercontinental Belt in the WWE, Shawn’s jealousy of Steve Austin when Austin’s heat was building, and life in and after wrestling.
Just a reminder that Bret’s doing a social media Q&A session today at noon, Calgary time. Questions can be posted on Bret’s Facebook wall (facebook.com/hitmanbrethart) or on his twitter @BretHart.