Bret Hart Talks About Returning To Montreal For Raw, If Wrestling Is A Sport and More

Bret Hart

– WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart spoke with The Montreal Gazette about returning to Montreal on Monday for RAW, the first time since the Montreal Screwjob. Here are some quotes:

Returning to Montreal:
“Over the years … in the last couple of years anyways, since we sort of got back on good terms again, I always thought: ‘I wonder what will happen when they’re in Montreal … whenever that happens, it will be a Monday Night RAW eventually … they’ll have to think that maybe it would be a good idea to bring me into that. I didn’t expect it in some ways and wondered if it would ever happen, and here it is. It’s truly a special night that I’ve been waiting for since the Screwjob, and it would be great to put a better cap on things.”

Is wrestling a sport?
“Clearly wrestling is not exactly a sport. Nobody should consider wrestling a pure sport anyway.”

Did he see any of himself in Mickey Rourke’s The Wrestler?
“I really didn’t see that much of myself in there at all, other than the fact that I did kind of relate to the fact that if I went back to wrestling for real, I’d probably be putting my life in danger. I think one more knock on the head for me might be the last one. Even for me walking or slipping on ice is kind of a big fear. I have to be really careful with my pumpkin these days.”