It was grey and hazy on a Monday afternoon with dark clouds seemingly far off in the distance. I was riding my new Specialized bicycle enjoying my favorite ride on the bike path heading West towards the Pumphouse Theater and Edworthy Park. As it got closer, I couldn't help but vividly remember my 2002 stroke. Within seconds, it started to rain small hail stones that clattered off my helmet. I shook my head thinking, "Calgary weather", but within seconds balls started whipping harder suddenly; growing into golfball-sized hail stones.
I feel that it's ridiculous for anyone to think they are serving the best interests of Owen's memory or his children to pretend he wasn't a wrestler. Not only was he a wrestler, he was a great one and proud of it. I personally believe Martha Hart has done nothing to keep his memory alive and sadly, he fades from view a little more every year. I do suspect this lawsuit is more about publicity, ego, and small-mindedness than it is about pro-wrestling and all of those that are in it.
As far as the recent lawsuit filed by Martha, I'm working on a detailed response that I will post soon, but I think my fans might be a little surprised at my take on things. Aside from that, I know that the WWE Universe is more than curious to know what my status is anymore and the truth is nobody knows, including me. There are a lot rumors out there about me and all I can say is that they're rarely true. I will have some major announcements forthcoming, but right now I'm going to keep the lid on things because I'm not looking for any distractions.
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My facebook page is experiencing technical issues and will be back up with an update soon.
"First, I want to congratulate the Hitmen on a great season despite losing in overtime to the Brandon Wheat Kings in the semi-final of the Memorial Cup. It was such a thrill for me to plant my lips on the Ed Chynoweth trophy when they won the WHL championship. Much like back in 99' when some jerk playing for the Ottawa 67's sucker-shot Brad Stuart, who then couldn't play because of a severe concussion in the final of which we barely lost in overtime, I can't help but wonder how much different things might have gone if the jerk off Tri City American player hadn't slashed our best player Brandon Kozan across the ankle in the WHL final round, which very likely effected everything. To cheap-shot second-rate players like that, all I can say is what goes around comes around. Although we've come close in 15 years to winning the Memorial Cup twice, I know that one of these days, we'll finally drink from the silver cup.
Thanks to all the Hitman fans for posting pics pf the new Hitman gear. We have contacted the winners to send out their free shirts. Checkout the pics here
I deeply regret having to disappoint my fans in the Bay Area but, unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the BTW WrestleFest tomorrow (May 22). Not only will I miss my Bay Area fans but I'll miss many of my peers past and present, and future.
How cool it is to be back in Toronto where I have so many fond memories. I'm presently in town trying to catch up with a million friends and still trying to shake off my reoccurring disbelief that I'm the United States Champion for the fifth time. I ask myself if that means that I'm the best wrestler in the United States? Does this somehow top the Hart Foundation's 19-second win over The Bolsheviks at WrestleMania VI? Does this top peeling off a Tie Domi jersey and Hitmen jersey to reveal a steel chest plate that knocked Bill Goldberg out cold? I also find it oddly amusing that I won the US title in Canada.
Wow, what a week. I finally became a proud grandfather yesterday when my oldest, Jade, gave birth to a 8lbs., 11oz. beautiful baby girl named Kyra Beans Hart. To be a grandpop is such an important role in a child's life and I look forward to being a big part of her life and the best grandpa ever. Like all proud grandfathers, I truly feel blessed at this time and I also congratulate her mother, Julie, on a job well done from the very beginning.
What a $%#@ week! I thought that this week was going to be a week filled with nothing but great memories, especially since I was going to be a part of both WWE supergroups: Raw and Smackdown. I had such a terrific time but, for me, it was a special treat to be back in Europe again. I finally made it back to Hanover, where I worked early in my career back in 1981. Hanover was always a city I loved. Although I've been back to Germany many times over the years, the WWE, oddly enough, never came to Hanover. I finished the tour with hugs and smiles and anxiously awaited what would've been my triumphant return to the New York area for Raw this Monday at the Meadowlands. I
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I'm scrambling now to make my way to the Calgary airport. I'm looking very much to this WWE tour of Europe and the markets that probably loved me the most. So many memories; Berlin, I really had some terrific matches there. I hope that my German fans will come out for what could be my last time ever. I recall Vince McMahon telling
me once "that Germany has never come back since you left in '97".
From there Glasgow, another city filled with great memories, in and out of the ring. Although I saw a great crowd turnout for my book signings last summer, I hope Glasgow and all the Hitman loyalists come out for the pink and black.
And good news for international fans: Shipping reduced by 50% to $9.99/item $19.98/Hoodies!
Fan appreciation sale on until April 17th: All items on our store are on sale and every order will be shipped with a free 8x10 autographed pic.
THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT! HAVE FUN WATCHING ME IN EUROPE!
Bret beat Vince! 8x10 Autographed picture will be included with every order purchased until midnight MST Wednesday March 31st. Visit my store here. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT HITMAN FANS!!!! -Bret
As a thank you to my loyal fans, I have decided to put all items in my online store on sale for the next week. Please check brethart.com/store for more info! Enjoy! Thanks again for the continued support!!! SALE ENDS MAR 31
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Thursday, March 11 - Canada AM on CTV
TSN'S Off the Record with Michael Lansberg
WWE Experience on The Score
Wednesday, March 17 - The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos on CBC TV
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The long wait is finally over! Hitman fans checkout my online store here: www.brethart.com/store
Enjoy the new gear, thanks for waiting patiently!
It was really great seeing so many of the WWE wrestlers backstage in the last couple of months. I would've loved to have spent more time with many of them. I won't be at Raw in Indianapolis but it would've been great to have gone back there another great city where I've had many great matches. One of the greatest matches of my career was against "Rowdy" Roddy Piper at WrestleMania VIII. I can think of a lot of guys that loved wrestling there. It was a good wrestling town and it would've been nice to say hi to them after all these years.
It's been hard getting around with my leg but, all things considered, the weather's been really nice and, with the Olympics on, it's worth propping your leg up and getting lost in the excitement of it all. I simply don't have anything to say about Canada's loss in Olympic hockey against the feisty Americans. Canadians fight best when their backs are pressed against the wall. I still believe! Go Canada Go!
Firstly, I'd like to say how great it is watching Canada compete in the Winter Olympics this year. Canadian pride is swollen to an all- time max and I have high expectations on how Canada will do this year. It's a shame that tragedy struck so quickly with the death of the Georgian luger and, like all Canadians and people around the world, my heart goes out to his family and his fellow countrymen. In a sad but odd way, I know how it feels watching someone you love die in front of the world doing something they love. Go Canada Go! Show the world what we're made of!
As far as the WWE goes, all I can say is where the heck is Jim Ross?
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"It's hard to begin describing what a surrealistic feeling it was to walk out on the ramp to "Hitman" chants and my music pounding in my head. I want to say I was nervous but I wasn't. Was this really happening? Was any of this possible? Had it really been 12 years? I have a lot of great memories from different times I wrestled in Dayton, Ohio over my 14-year WWE career, including winning the first ever King of the Ring, but the memory of the January 4th Monday Night Raw stands among the highest. Prior to the show, throughout the day, numerous WWE superstars and employees from all levels bent over backwards to make me feel at home. Many of them expressed to me how honored they were to be there on such as special night. Many of them seemed touched, if not emotional, in what I can only describe as one of the happiest nights in wrestling history.
Hello Hitman fans! Thank you for the overwhelming response to my first official facebook profile! It took only 48 hours to get to 10000+ fans! THANK YOU FANS! I was just notified that my personal profile is limited to only 5000 fans, so I have created a fan page to accommodate for additional fans. I will be posting updates, stories, and other info about once a week to both my fan page and my facebook profile. Here is the link to the fan page:
Thank you for all the photo uploads! They all bring back so many memories! Please post as many photos here as you like, I would love to see them.
I will be posting a response to some of the many wall comments and my appearance on RAW in the next couple days... stay tuned...
Greetings Hitman fans, I have created my first Facebook profile: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000646872380&ref=search&sid=100000646872380.2331036081..1
Please feel free to add me as a friend to recieve news updates, etc. Please report any other profiles as fake! Thx!
Happy New Year to all the Hitman fans out there! We will be launching our new online store in the coming weeks, check back soon to order new and vintage collection Hitman T-shirts, hats and limited edition autographed memorabilia.