WWE News: Bret Hart comments on his goals when he entered professional wrestling
What's the story?
During an interview with the Calgary Herald, Bret Hart revealed that he merely wanted to "make some money, see the world, and meet girls" when he entered the wrestling business.
In case you didn't know...
The eighth child of the legendary Stu Hart, Bret began his career with Stampede Wrestling — his father's promotion — in 1976. After a meteoric rise through the ranks, he joined WWE in 1985 when the Connecticut-based promotion acquired Stamped Wrestling.
Five WWE Championships later, Hart left for WCW after the infamous Montreal Screwjob in November 1997. While the relationship between the two parties looked untenable, the Calgary Native managed to resolve his differences with Vince McMahon and returned for a Hall of Fame induction in 2005.
The heart of the matter
While Bret Hart's initial career goals were admittedly shallow, he managed to put together a body of work that earned him an incredible amount of respect and adulation.
"When I look back on everything, I'm really amazed by my career. I had so many wonderful guys that I worked with and great matches, that's what was most important to me — and the fans. I had a great fan base across the country and around the world," he said.
The Hitman still isn't exactly on the best of terms with the first family of professional wrestling, but the relationship appears to be functional, at best. A return on the 25th anniversary of Monday Night Raw, which will take place on January 22, 2018, certainly isn't off the cards.
There isn't much left to be said about Bret Hart's career. People like Dave Meltzer will wax lyrical about the greatness of men like Kenta Kobashi and Toshiaki Kawada, but "The Hitman" was better than all of them, a fact lost on many of the millennials.
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