In recent weeks, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the possibility of Bret Hart joining AEW to be the manager of FTR. Dax Harwood, Cash Wheeler, and even CM Punk have done tributes to the WWE Hall Of Famer in their matches as of late.
Hart is under a merchandise deal with WWE. As previously reported, the belief among people in AEW was that he couldn’t appear for them because of his WWE deal, which explains why Hart is managing FTR at the upcoming Big Time Wrestling indie event. It's still unclear whether Hart could legally appear on an AEW broadcast or not.
While speaking with Lucha Libre Online, Hart was asked about the rumors of going to AEW and he noted that he wants to be remembered as a wrestler. He’s also happy being retired.
“Well, I’m happy [happily] retired. I’m a home guy now and there’s not a lot I can do in wrestling. People say, ‘What are you going to do? What would you do in AEW,’ and it’s like what would I do? Referee? Manage? Be a chairman? It’s like I don’t want to be remembered that way. I want to be remembered as a wrestler. “
The interviewer said he thinks Hart could help out the younger talent with their matches.
“I’d be happy to help a lot of them and I know a lot of them and I talk to them, a lot of them sometimes by text or on the phone and people call me up. I always got advice and I can always pinpoint little things that can make a difference in a guy’s match or something he’s doing but, I’m a guy that likes being home. So they’re gonna have to call me on the phone. It’s not something I’m…I wish I could go to stuff more easily but I’m getting a lot older now and it’s getting harder for me to keep flying around and doing stuff. I gotta pick my days that I can do stuff. There are a lot of things I would love to be part of AEW and what they’re doing. I know they’ve got some great wrestlers there and I have a lot of respect for the organization and all that but, right now, I’m happy at home.”
Hart previously told Dave Meltzer that he was never asked to be part of the presentation of the Owen Hart Tournament finals in Las Vegas at Double Or Nothing.
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