Bret Hart Update, Lance Storm Turns 40, CM Punk, & More


Bret Hart Update, Lance Storm Turns 40, CM Punk, & More
Gabriel Ricard of UnlikelyStories.org recently conducted an interview with Bret Hart discussing his autobiography, Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling, why he did a pre-taped segment for "Vince McMahon Appreciation Night" on an episode of Raw in June 2007, old wrestlers still hanging on, The Wrestler, WWE's rehab program, Kane, Steve Austin, and more. Hart was also asked his voice-over cameo on an episode of The Simpsons. "One of my funny little stories about The Simpsons is that they didn't want me to do my voice. That wasn't supposed to be Bret Hart. They just wanted me to do the voice of a wrestler," Hart said. "Well, what happened was that I was supposed to be The Mad Viking or something like that. And I said "Can't I be Bret Hart?" I kept trying to get them to let me be Bret Hart, and they finally said "Take it or leave it. Do the voice or we'll get somebody else." So, I said I'd do it. I flew all the way in from Europe to do it. It was just a payday for me. I didn't care. I just had a couple of lines, and they just wanted me to keep doing them madder and madder. I did it every possible way I could think of. Then we were done, I was waiting for my limo to come get me, and I was doing a little mini autograph session outside Fox Studios. I signed autographs for about two hundred people who were just on their lunch break and wanted stuff signed like magazines, action figures and all kinds of stuff. And that's when the director came up and said "I had no idea you were this big of a name in wrestling. If we haven't done the artwork, we're going to draw you in as you." Hart also said he wouldn't mind writing a follow-up book in the future. "I don't have a thought on how I'd do that," Hart said. "I said a lot in the first book. I don't know what else I'd say in a second one, Looking at it now, there are lots of little things I could write about, piece together a bunch of little stories."

Yesterday was Lance Storm's birthday. He turned 40 years old.

The Houston Chronicle discusses the hold that the WWE has over their fans, and notes how people travel from so far to see WrestleMania. You can read the full article at Chron.com.

The Houston Chronicle continues their WrestleMania coverage as they interviewed CM Punk about WrestleMania, his love of Justin Timberlake and more.

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