AEW Star Recalls Pitch From WWE Legend About An In-Ring Return

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AEW Star Recalls Pitch From WWE Legend About An In-Ring Return WWE/AEW

Bret Hart is widely regarded as one of, if not the, greatest wrestlers in the history of the business.

Many legendary wrestlers have spoken about hoping to work with Bret during their career, which includes former WWE star and current AEW star ‘Big Show’ Paul Wight.

With Wight however, the dream of wrestling Bret almost became a reality, as Bret laid out a story that involved him returning to the ring for a match between the two.

Speaking at a Monopoly Events Q&A Session, Wight told the story, saying:

“The only guy I’ve never got to work with like I wanted was Bret Hart and Bret and I still text back and forth about the ultimate match with Bret Hart versus Big Show and I’ll tell you this little story.

“When I was in WWE, I used to have my own tour bus because it was easier than renting cars and staying in hotels and with WWE, you always had to be prepared because Vince (McMahon) might want you in a suit or, you know, so when I had a bus, I was prepared for everything so Bret caught a ride with me one time from Raw to SmackDown and I used it when I have a guest on the bus.I give him the TV remote, there’s the fridge, there’s the water and I go to the back and I go to bed. I’m not gonna sit up and entertain you all day. I’m giving you a ride.

“So, I start to go to bed and Bret says, ‘Hey, I wanna talk to you about an idea.’ So I sit down and Bret Hart, who has retired at this point from in-ring competition, starts talking about this great idea where him and I can have a match and at first I’m like, ‘You’re pulling my leg dude. You got a cracked coconut. There’s no way we’re gonna have a match.’ He goes, ‘Oh no, no, no. There’s a way we can medically do it and you’re so good that we can work around it’ and so for an hour-and-a-half, Bret Hart kept me up with all the spots, how we’re gonna do the angles on Raw, run-ins, just a complete storyline angle and the finish was me tripping over the Canadian flag and winding up in a small package and I looked at Bret and I went, ‘F you for keeping me up for an hour-and-a-half when I wanted to go to bed.’ So I would say if I could, wrestling Bret would have been one of my favorite matches…”

transcription via POST Wrestling

Here are full results from the May 10 episode of AEW Dynamite:

Claudio Castagnoli def. Rey Fenix

Miro returned and walked into Tony Khan’s office

An MJF video package mentioned CM Punk – the first time Punk has been mentioned on AEW TV since All Out

Mark Briscoe announced as the special guest referee for FTR vs Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett at Double Or Nothing

Thunder Rosa returned and, like Miro, walked into Tony Khan’s office

Tony Khan says he has a huge announcement next week

Orange Cassidy def. Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW International Championship

Julia Hart def. Anna Jay in a No Holds Barred match

House of Black def. Best Friends & Bandido to retain the AEW World Trios Championship

Jon Moxley def. Kenny Omega in a Steel Cage match after Don Callis turned on Omega and attacked him with a screwdriver

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