Bret Hart on Raw?

According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE “tried to move heaven and Earth” to get Bret Hart onto Raw’s 15th anniversary show. He turned down a spot as an unadvertised special guest in the final scene of the show. WWE had been trying to negotiate for the USA distribution rights for his autobiography but the negotiations appear to have hit a snag over the editing process. Despite a verbal agreement that WWE would not make any changes to the book, the contract they sent to Hart wound up mentioning changes being made to 400 of the book’s 533 pages. WWE and Hart remain in talks about a second DVD compilation of his best matches.

John Laurinaitis approached Tajiri about returning recently but was turned down.

Reid Flehr (Ric Flair’s son) has signed a developmental deal and will be starting Florida Championship Wrestling in January.

Rob Van Dam is due to appear at Booker T’s wrestling school show in Pasadena on the 28th December.

Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter, 10 December 2007 (subscribe here)

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