Bret Hart opens up.
Today the ‘350 Days’ documentary which is produced by Evan Ginzburg hits select theaters around the United States. The film takes an inside look at the lives of wrestlers who discuss the rough schedule they worked during their time as in-ring performers, money troubles, injuries they fought through to stay in the position that they were in during a certain period of time among other topics.
One of the many Hall Of Famers who is featured in this film is former 5-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bret “The Hitman” Hart. Bret recently spoke with Dan Gelston of the Associated Press to promote ‘350 Days’ and during their discussion Hart went over the reality that some wrestlers were not able to maintain their earnings over the years. Hart added that he does not consider himself a “wrestling tragedy” although he has had his fair share of injuries.
“I don’t look at myself as a wrestling tragedy,” Hart said. “I saved my money. I’m not broken down. I’ve got my share of injuries and hardships in wrestling, but I’m no wrestling tragedy. I don’t feel like I present myself like that. Unfortunately, there are a lot of wrestling tragedies and that does come across in the film. It’s a very tough life. It’s not a life for everybody.”
In a recent interview, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine discussed the rugged scheduled he worked when he was a part of the WWF. The current WWE schedule is one that is still being discussed amongst the public as being a tough load on the performers’ bodies. Bret Hart went on to state that he’s all for today’s wrestlers being on a lighter schedule and taking it easy on adding the mileage to their careers.
“If I could have worked half as many days, I would have been a hundred times happier,” Hart said. “That was the sacrifice that we all made and we all suffered through. I’m not sure there was anything we could have changed about that. If today’s wrestlers can have the money, they can get on a lighter schedule, I’m all for it. It’s important for the (WWE) to look after their talent a little better than they used to.”