Bruce Hart comments on Owen & Bulldog’s WWE HOF chances

Mar 3, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck

Bruce Hart was the featured guest on this week’s live edition of the  
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Bruce joined The Big Mosh & Scott Hudson for  his exclusive interview with The Monday Night Mayhem Radio
Network (to promote the release of his new autobiography “Straight From The Hart”),   which is  now   available in Windows Streaming Media or via
the official   MNM  Podcast on   iTunes:
Bruce Hart/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Streaming Audio):
Bruce Hart/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MNM Podcast on iTunes):

Interview highlights courtesy of The  Mayhem’s official correspondent, Paterson from New Jersey:

The reasons for releasing his new book (“Straight From The Hart”) at this point in time:”It was a combination of things. One of the
motivations was that had been so many books from the Harts. I felt most
of them, not to knock them, didn’t really do justice. They were
either propagating agendas, and in some cases, not really expounding on
the things that were of interest. There were a lot of hot button issues
for the Hart family, such unfortunate & sad like my brother Owen, or
Chris Benoit & Davey Boy, and some controversial things like that
Montreal fiasco with Bret & Shawn. I’ve sort of been in the eye of the
hurricane and not-so perfect storm called the wrestling business for so
long that I sort of felt somewhat qualified to render a pretty insightful,
legitimate firsthand perspective on it.”

The chances of his brother Owen, along with “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith & Brian Pillman, getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame & why he believes a posthumous induction of his brother should not be seen as disrespectful or exploitative: “I would say all three of them frankly, but I would say if
you were putting it in some order, I say the guy they should have
already inducted (and I would even advocate them doing it this year, but
it’s too late) is Owen. Not only a phenomenal wrestler & a legend, but
given what happened, I think it would be only fitting. I suppose they’re
probably apprehensive about it, due to some acrimony between Owen’s
widow & them. If you’re honoring him, I can’t how she could raise hell
or claiming in any way shape or form it’s disrespectful or

His thoughts on the split of The Hart Dynasty on WWE television, why he is upset at David Hart Smith not being featured prominently right now in the company, & which current RAW superstar he feels Harry should transition into a program with: “I’m actually pissed off with that, especially with Harry (David Hart)
Smith. He’s an awesome worker, he’s not like some second generation
who’s just there because he got in there by his family name. I rate him
high, and the only second-generation wrestler I rate higher is Randy
Orton. I’ve thrown out some stuff off the top of my head for Orton &
Harry going back from when Dynamite broke his back (with Bob Orton & Don Muraco). You already have a little hook there where you could of
had Harry & Randy. They would have had a great match, because
their styles compliment each other. They could have even capitalized
when they had that lame thing where Bret was General Manager of RAW, and
he should have been attached to them. It frustrates me to see Harry not
get the opportunity.”

Much is  contained in Bruce Hart’s exclusive
interview with The Monday Night  Mayhem Radio Network,  including his
candid thoughts & comments on
the Hart family reunion at WrestleMania last year, the idea he pitched
to the WWE for the Bret Hart/Vince McMahon storyline (and why he feels
it did not come to fruition), Stampede Wrestling
memories, plus the legacy his father Stu left behind. For more information on the release of “Straight From The Hart,” log on to, or follow ECW Press on Twitter (located at

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