Unfortunately for Bret and the fans, his 2010 return to WWE was merely a glorified retirement tour. Bret could no longer take any bumps due to a stroke he had suffered shortly after retiring, and the powerful youthful Bret that we all remembered was replaced by an old broken down grandpa who had an obsession with wearing jean shorts. We can only wonder what could’ve been of Bret’s second run had he not been forced to retire. Perhaps a healthy Bret Hart wouldn’t have even waited until 2009 to return to WWE. Maybe dream matches with Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, John Cena, and CM Punk could have been a possibility. Rematches with Stone Cold, Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels would’ve surely headlined WrestleMania had Vince been given the chance to promote them, but it’s all what ifs now. We’ll never know what a second Bret Hart run would’ve done for his legacy, but we do know that while the Hitman was healthy and able to wrestle, he captivated and inspired millions of fans with his amazing talent. The countless memories he provided the wrestling world truly make Bret Hart The Best there is, The Best there was, and The Best there EVER will be.
I’m Wesly Avendano. Life long wrestling fan from a small town in Southern California. Writing and wrestling are two of my passions so why not combine them and see what happens. I’m currently the host of Flashback Wrestling Podcast. Favorite all time wrestler is a tie Bret Hart. Favorite current wrestler is AJ Styles. Don’t forget to follow me, and the Flashback Wrestling Podcast on Twitter @fbwpodcast and Instagram @flashbackwrestling.