Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Reports: Bret Hart signs contract with WWE

From time to time I like to drop in with a post about my guilty pleasure, professional wrestling. There is some potentially huge news circulating through the interwebs this evening.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Bret "The Hitman" Hart will not only host the January 4 episode of WWE Raw that will go head-to-head with TNA's special edition of Impact but he will also sign a short-term contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.

As fans of wrestling know, Bret Hart has had limited involvement with the WWE since the infamous "Montreal Screw Job." Hart worked with the company to produce the retrospective DVD on his career and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006, where he refused to appear unless Shawn Michaels was not in the building. Michaels, as you likely know, was also an integral part of Bret's departure as was Triple H.

Meltzer reports that the contract would begin in January and run until April 10th, which is two weeks after WrestleMania XXVI.

It is unlikely that Hart would wrestle, although a Michaels-Hitman WrestleMania match would be huge for the pay-per-view's buy rate. And if there is anyone that could carry Hart, who hasn't wrestled in ten years, to a decent match it's "The Heartbreak Kid." Or perhaps the less athletic but far more desired match would be Hart v. Vince McMahon.

We don't know for sure if the reports are true, but the tension between Hart and Michaels, Triple H and McMahon would make for incredible television. I'm hoping it is true... and that WWE's creative team doesn't ruin it if it is.

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