Video: Bret Hart hated his hall of fame speech
Mar 15, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of The Score Television Network had a chance to sit down and interview WWE Hall Of Famer, Bret “The Hitman” Hart in Part 1 of this exclusive and highly revealing interview. Highlights:
His speech he gave when he was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2006. Why did he dislike his speech so much, what does he think he could have done to make the speech better:
” I hated it. I wasnt out of my shell yet as far as public speaking. I was really nervous to get up and address all the things that happened with my brother Owen, me and Vince McMahon, so many things I had to talk about for the first time in front of a large crowd. I wished that I could have gone up and did it and done it over again like a second try. I just kinda rambled. I wish I could do it over again”
Elaborates on the funny story he talked about during his Hall of Fame speech where the Hart Foundation gave the “Hart Attack” to Vince McMahon.. what he says in this interview and what wasn’t said in the speech was what Vince told Bret after the move was executed.
Speaking about his appearance at Wrestlemania 2 in 1986 where he participated in the 20 Man Over The Tope Battle Royal , this marked the first time he appeared at a Wrestlemania. What was the atmosphere like at Wrestlemania 2, also speaking about Andre The Giant’s dislike of the NFL Football Players that participated in the match as well:
” It was interesting. They always had something different then each one. The 3 cities, and the wrestlers watching the Pay Per View, I was in Chicago. What I always remember most was Andre and the battle royal. He (Andre The Giant ) really hated the football players. He didnt like any of them. He kinda made a point of being more friendlier with guys like me and Jim “The Anvil”. He was always doing what he could to make us look good, which worked out of us”
Participating at Wrestlemania IV, where he once again competed in the 20 Man Over The Top Rope Battle Royal. Speaks about how he had a hard time smashing the trophy at the end.
The one and only guy he seriously injured in pro wrestling and how it happened.
“(At Survivor Series 1995), I took out the Spanish announcer (as he fell into their table), I blew his knee out with my head. They should have took him away in a ambulance, he was all messed up, in great pain. I feel terrible about it. I hurt that poor spanish commentator. I always felt really bad about it he was a really nice guy. I think I really messed his knee up.”