Source: Sports Illustrated
Bret Hart recently spoke with Sports Illustrated on family, memories, and what's going on in his life after pro wrestling. Here are some of the highlights:
"Since retiring, there's only been one time I actually dreamed about wrestling. In my dream, I was wrestling against Kurt Angle. I had him clamped in a headlock. I was breathing hard and I remember telling myself: 'This is only a dream, it's not real.' But the longer I held Kurt in a headlock, I started to believe it was real. I focused on a square inch of fabric on the canvas and studied it. In my dream, I remember feeling this excitement telling myself that this was real, that I had Kurt Angle in a side headlock somewhere. Then, seconds later, I simply woke up. It was a dream. It would've been pretty cool for me to have that one chance to wrestle Kurt Angle one time. "
His brother, Owen Hart:
"Whenever I discuss my family, I inevitably think of my brother Owen. People still love hearing Owen stories. Owen had an amazing sense of humor, and people miss that about him more than anything, but I miss his kindness. He was masterful at pulling pranks on people. Jokes are all about timing, and Owen had impeccable timing and the delivery was always top notch. He'd always find a way to reel you in, but his pranks really were always harmless and damn funny. Sometimes, you remember something Owen did and you'd burst out laughing. If anything, he was always amusing, like the way he could disguise his voice. Owen was the master of the straight face. His smile would never give anything away, but when he got you, his blue eyes would always tell the truth."
Wrist surgery that did more harm than good:
"I still do a bit of drawing. In fact, I've been exploring my artistic side lately. I've taken up sculpting. I thought it might help the nerves in my hands. Sadly, it was just about this time last year, in November of 2015, that I had wrist surgery. Instead of helping me, the surgery cost me the use of my finger and my thumb in my right hand when the surgeon severed a nerve. It's been devastating because I love to draw and I love to write, and I now have trouble even holding a pen or signing an autograph."
Bret also talks about which wrestlers he still thinks about, surviving prostate cancer, and SharpShooter Funding. You can read the full interview by clicking here.
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