Bret Hart Claims He is Finished With the Wrestling Business

Nick Paglino


In an interview with Alex Marvez, Bret Hart said he’s done with professional wrestling following his U.S. book tour. Hart believes his wrestling career will be complete after saying good-bye to his American fans on various book signing tours to promote its release in the States. Hart is content saying good-bye to wrestling through his book and not working for a promotion after spending seven years on the project. “I’d be happy being remembered for really brilliant storytelling in my matches, not for some last chance to snap up some money,” Hart said. “I respectfully understand my light in wrestling is fading. I can live with that.” Hart said he nearly gave up on the project while trying to fight with the illnesses he faced after suffering a stroke in 2002. However, Hart wanted to bring closure on his wrestling career. “A lot of times, I thought about giving up because it was hard reliving some of these events. But I couldn’t say goodbye to my wrestling character until I finished.” Hart also wanted his family, especially his kids, to find out about his story and experience what he lived through. “I just wanted people – even my kids – to walk in my shoes and know that it was never easy being gone all the time. I was pretty much on the road for 300 days a year and that didn’t include travel back and forth. It’s hard to keep a marriage going.”

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