• Bret Hart Talks About Owen Hart’s Widow Erasing His Brother’s Memory
During a recent appearance on CBS’ In This Corner podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart talked about WWE Hall of Fame losing its lustre, Owen Hart’s widow erasing his brother’s memory, what it would mean to him and his family to have Owen Hart in the WWE Hall of Fame and more.
Below are the highlights:
On WWE Hall of Fame losing its lustre:
“I think sometimes the Hall Of Fame has lost a little bit of its lustre anyway. I mean anybody can be in it, it doesn’t matter if you were a great wrestler or what your accomplishments or contributions were to wrestling.
What kinda hall of fame doesn’t have Dynamite Kid in it?
Then you have the Rock n Roll Express who never even made it in WWF — they’re in it. Terry Gordy and The Freebirds, they’re in it when they were too drunk to make it to most of the towns. I was there when Andre The Giant fired all three of them, they were not role models or hard workers.
You look at some of the people in the Hall Of Fame and some of these celebrities in there and Owen to me personally not being in the Hall Of Fame, there’s a lot of people who belong in the Hall Of Fame who are not in it. If it turns out that the WWE is going to keep becoming Hall Of Fame that caters to suck-ups and people that are in the company that they owe a favor to who never contributed to the business as wrestlers I question the whole Hall Of Fame itself and I wonder if there will ever be a real Hall Of Fame that caters to just the wrestlers for their contributions. WWF and the rest of the world step up a little bit and start taking care from a historical standpoint the wrestlers that really made the company.”
On Owen Hart’s widow erasing his brother’s memory:
“I think Martha, Owen’s widow she’s a very obtuse, square-headed person. I think she’s done more to erase my brother Owen’s memory than she ever did to remember him. I think it really bothers me that the fans that loved Owen so much didn’t get a chance to remember him. You do these kind of things for people are here, left to remember them.”
On what it would mean to him and his family to have Owen Hart in the WWE Hall of Fame:
“I mean Owen, it would never matter to him if he was in the Hall Of Fame but I think that you know it would mean a lot to different family members in my family. I know Mark Henry as an example gave a strong speech or talk this year about getting Owen into the Hall Of Fame and I totally agree.
It’s like Owen was one of the nicest, kindest, most adored wrestlers for his kindness. Like he’s not remembered for his high-flying. He might be remembered for his practical jokes but more importantly, Owen was remembered for the kinda guy he was. Being a real friend to a lot of people when they were struggling and had problems or got depressed or got bummed out about being away from home all the time. Owen was one of those guys that you know almost like magic he could pick your spirits up and make you smile or something and get you through the day.
When I think of what Owen gave to wrestling and how important I think it would be important to be in the Hall Of Fame. It would be important to my dad and to me for Owen to be in the Hall Of Fame because I don’t think it’s quite the same the same without him. You can leave Dynamite Kid out of it, you can leave so many great wrestlers out of it, but why are you leaving him out of it?”
• Top WWE Star Says WWE Doesn’t Care About His Opinion 95% Of The Time
Daniel Bryan has been asking for some creative control as a part of his new contract while negotiating a deal. But it looks like WWE won’t be agreeing to his demand. The former WWE Champion has been cleared for in-ring action, but it doesn’t mean he will be allowed to book himself the way he wants to.
Bryan was recently interviewed by Gorilla Position where he told them that WWE doesn’t listen to his opinions on the booking most of the time. He also expressed happiness over the fact that he could finally wrestle again.
“If I see stuff on the show that I don’t like, right? I’ll be like, ‘okay.’ For me, for my stuff… I’ll go in and say like, ‘hey I don’t like this because of this, this, and this. Here’s my idea of how to fix it, how to make it better.
95% of the time, nothing changes but I’m not like, ‘you need to do this’ or ‘you need to do that.’ Or whatever it is. It’s like, ‘hey this is my opinion from my experience within this business and this is how I think it would work better both for me and who I’m working with.
But I don’t fight it because I’m happy to be back.”
Bryan’s contract with WWE comes to an end in September. It will be up to him, whether he chooses to stay or go somewhere else and wrestle with full creative control.