Bret Hart is set to be honored with a Canada Walk of Fame induction on December 17h and be inducted by AEW’s Chris Jericho. He going in alongside the likes Keanu Reeves and Olympian Damian Warner
The WWE Hall of Famer did an interview with the Calgary Sun. During it, the influence that he has on today’s wrestlers was brought up. This led to him talking about time in wrestling when Hulk Hogan was on top and then when it was his own time to be world champion. Hart always wanted to make sure he was the best wrestler and be a good role model in the locker room.
He started out by noting that Gorilla Monsoon would call him the ‘Excellence of Execution’ and being a guy who did everything right. Hart stated that he knew everything and wanted his matches to be a way for wrestlers to learn how to do things the right way. He credits learning the art of wrestling by Mr. Hito and Mr. Sakurada.
“I think if you look back at wrestling when it was the Hulk Hogan show, he was six-foot-eight and a one-out-of-three wrestler. He didn’t know a headlock from a headlamp. He didn’t know very much. He knew how to do a clothesline and maybe a body slam. He was very limited. Vince McMahon took a chance with me and made me that champion. It meant so much to me that I think I tried to live up to be that champion. It was about being the best wrestler. I gave so much as that wrestler. I was a good role model in the dressing room. All that means a lot.”
WWE is slated to return to Toronto, Canada on December 29th for a live event where fellow WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus will be hosting the show.