Bret Hart will always be one of the best wrestlers to lace up a pair of boots, but “The Hitman” is sure to give a lot of that credit to his late father. It was Stu Hart who really defined and established professional wrestling in Canada and Bret was recently asked by The Dropkick Podcast about the impact Stu had on him.
“The lessons I learned from my dad are neverending,” Hart said. “It’s ongoing since I was small even. My dad made a huge impact on me as I was growing up. He was somebody that appreciated integrity and being a man of your word and dedicating yourself and all those kinds of things: respect, being compassionate. My dad had a lot of great qualities aside from being a tough guy, but I always had a great relationship with my dad and as a young man I learned a lot from my father.
“Right up until my last days I learned things from my father that stick with the rest of your life,” he added.
Plenty of modern talent have learned a lot from the Excellence of Execution as well as Bret is asked about receiving homage from the likes of Dax Harwood and CM Punk.
“I appreciate them. It means a lot to me for them to be big fans of mine. I try to cheer them on as much as possible. I wish that I could see them more often and be more of an input to helping them with their careers but I just want them to know that I’ll always be in their corner cheering them on.”
Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo at WrestleZone
You can watch the full interview below: