Real Reason Bret Hart Likely Won’t Appear At AEW All In London At Wembley Stadium

3 weeks ago by Dave Adamson

Real Reason Bret Hart Likely Won’t Appear At AEW All In London At Wembley Stadium AEW

AEW All In takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, England on August 27 and there’s no doubt Tony Khan has high hopes for the event.

With recent reporting that Will Ospreay is already locked in for the show, other names that have been thrown about include CM Punk, Goldberg and Mercedes Mone.

With the show taking place on UK soil, Dave Meltzer has noted that British fans may want to see an iconic name in attendance, with Harry Smith Jr’s name being one suggested.

Harry Smith Jr is the son of Davey Boy Smith, the British Bulldog, who beat Bret Hart for the WWE Intercontinental Championship in the main event of SummerSlam in 1992 which also took place at Wembley Stadium.

Having the son of a legend in the ring, or perhaps Bret Hart himself, would be quite a moment for Tony Khan, but it isn’t that straightforward.

According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, any such plans for Hart would be difficult to pull off, writing:

“Obviously, there has been a lot of U.K. sentiment toward Tony Khan to bring in Smith Jr., since he’s already there, and Bret Hart, for an appearance on this show.

“I don’t believe Hart can legally appear due to his WWE deal, as that’s the reason Hart has never appeared on an episode of Impact.”

In May 2022, details of Hart’s WWE deal emerged, with Meltzer saying that the WWE Hall of Famer “said that his only deal with WWE is a merchandising deal and not any other deal.”

Hart appeared on AEW’s first ever show, Double Or Nothing in 2019, to unveil the promotion’s World Championship belt.

Here’s a recap of what happened on the May 8 episode of WWE Raw:

Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins def. Damian Priest, Shinsuke Nakamura in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

Mustafa Ali def. Otis when Chad Gable and Maxxine Dupri argued and distracted Otis

Finn Balor def. Cody Rhodes, The Miz in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

Brock Lesnar, who had cost Cody Rhodes the aforementioned three-way, attacked Rhodes and demanded a rematch from Backlash at Night of Champions, which Rhodes later accepted

Rhea Ripley def. Dana Brooke and was then confronted by Natalya

Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. Giovanni Vinci & Ludwig Kaiser

Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis reunited The Way backstage, and Gargano hinted at someone else returning soon which could be Tommaso Ciampa

Zoey Stark def. Nikki Cross

Becky Lynch returned and confronted Trish Stratus

Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods

Seth Rollins def. Finn Balor in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament

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