[WWE] Tons of Bret Hart News

– Bret Hart has said that he decided to do the WWE DVD to preserve his legacy. As hinted by Ultimate Warrior in previously reported news, the thinking was that if Hart didn’t do it, WWE would use the DVD to trash Hart. Lawler, Hogan, Michaels and possibly others had recorded interviews that said negative things about Hart. Benoit was one of the only interviewees that didn’t say one negative thing about Hart. As part of his deal, Hart has veto power over DVD content, and will also help choose matches, and make sure the emphasis isn’t on Montreal and Owen’s death, although they’ll be addressed. Possible matches, clips and angles that are being considered (the list will be finalized soon) are:

— Clips of Hart in Stampede
— Hart vs. Tiger Mask in New Japan from 1982
— Hart Foundation skits
— Team Canada skits from 1997
— Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith at Wembley Stadium in 1992
— Hart vs. Austin at Wrestlemania 1997
— Hart vs. Michaels at Wrestlemania 1996
— Hart vs. Henning at Summerslam 1991
— Hart vs. Benoit in WCW 1999
— Hart vs. Steamboat in Boston, 1986
— Hart vs. Savage at Saturday Night’s Main Event, 1987
— Hart vs. DiBiase at a house show in Odessa, TX, 1989
— Hart vs. Andre in Milan in 1989
— Hart Foundation vs. The Rockers at Saturday Night’s Main Event in 1990
— Hart Foundation vs. Road Warriors in 1991
— Hart vs. Ric Flair for the WWF Title in October 1992
— Hart vs. Yokozuna at Mania 1993
— Hart vs. Bigelow in Barcelona 1993
— Hart vs. Owen at Mania 1994
— Hart vs. Yokozuna at Mania 1994
— Hart vs. Waltman from July 1, 1994 RAW
— Hart vs. Owen in White Plains from September 29, 1994 (his favorite match vs. his brother)
— Hart vs. Hakushi from RAW July 24, 1995 RAW
— Hart vs. Isaac Yankem from Summerslam 1995
— Hart vs. Smith PPV match from 1995
— Hart Foundation vs. Team USA from Canadian Stampede 1997
— Hart vs. Undertaker in the UK on PPV in 1997
— Hart vs. Goldberg at Starrcade 1999

– Bret has no further plans to work with WWE after the DVD, although a Hall of Fame induction is possible. TNA had contacted Bret and Neidhart, thinking a Hart Foundation reunion would be good for the Spike TV debut.

– DVD interview highlights included Vince saying he regretted what happened, but not taking full blame, talking about the time and circumstances being involved. Also, the WWE production people didn’t want Hart using insider wrestling terminology or calling the company WWF due to legal reasons and to protect the business.

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