Since his last match in 2011, fans has come to terms with the fact that Bret Hart would never wrestle again. The Hitman’s last match was against Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez, while tagging with John Cena, on an episode of Monday Night Raw in 2011.
This came at the end of an incredible career that spanned decades and made Bret Hart one of the biggest names in wrestling. He became a multiple time world champion and a WWE Hall of Famer, and was voted as the greatest technical wrestler and greatest Canadian wrestler of all time.
While Bret Hart’s last match was in 2011, it was actually over a decade before he really retired from wrestling. An errant kick from Bill Goldberg at Starrcade 2000 cause a huge concussion to Hart, and the hardcore matches that followed caused enough brain damage that doctors forced his career to end.
Since then, he has kept out of the limelight, retiring from the ring and making everybody assume that Bret Hart would never wrestle again. But will Bret Hart wrestle again? Bret Hart seems to think he could come out of retirement for one more match.
Will Bret Hart Wrestle Again?
Bret Hart will wrestle again, but only if he could wrestle Donald Trump at Wrestlemania.
Bret Hart has revealed in an interview that there is one match that he would come out of retirement for – and it is a match that fans around the world would love to see if WWE booked it. Whilst accepting the honor of being a part of the Canada Walk of Fame, Bret Hart took part in a Q & A regarding his life, career and his future plans for the Canadian legend.
Bret Hart revealed in the interview that the one match he would come out of retirement for a match against Donald Trump, but only if it was refereed by Vince McMahon. He also noted that he would not like to become an on-screen personality, nor a commentator, as he is “too honest”.
Hart was originally offered the chance to become a trainer for the WWE, way back in 1996. When he signed his 20-year contract with Vince McMahon, it included three-years of wrestling for the WWE, before transitioning into a backstage role where he would train the future generations of wrestlers.
He did make one on-screen appearance for AEW, but only briefly. Bret Hart revealed, alongside comedian Jack Whitehall, the AEW Championship belt for the first time, at their debut show (AEW Double or Nothing) in 2019. Hart has not appeared for the company again, and looks to be retired from all on-screen appearances in wrestling.
That is, unless the WWE can convince Donald Trump to go one-on-one with The Hitman. Speaking during his Canadian Walk of Fame ceremony, Hart spoke about not wanting to be an on-screen character in WWE, and how he would only come out of retirement to face Donald Trump in a match at WrestleMania.
“And I will say no. That will never happen [Bret being an on-screen character again or a manager/commentator]. I have no time to do that. I did my time on the road. I like to think I saved my money and I like to get away once in a while and do the odd little bit here and there or do, you know, anything sometimes to get out of the house.”
“But at the same time, my days of sort of playing a character for wrestling, I don’t need it that bad and I’m happy kind of just making up time with my grandkids and being home and you know, kind of smiling about stuff like that.”
“I mean if there was something where it’s like I could wrestle Donald Trump at WrestleMania and Vince McMahon was gonna referee it or something, I’d hear it out because it’d be funny to hear it but the thought of me going in there and wrestling somebody is pretty unlikely and as far as managers and all that kind of stuff, I don’t — Bret Hart was a wrestler, not a manager and I don’t wanna be remembered as a manager and so I would never do it.”
“I was a great wrestler. I don’t wanna be a referee either and I don’t wanna be a commentator because everything I say hurts. Sometimes I can be too honest.“
Sadly for fans of Bret Hart, this suggestion was clearly tongue-in-cheek from The Hitman. Now in his sixties and after suffering from cancer and a stroke, he is in no physical state to wrestle. Trump was never in the shape to wrestle, so this match is merely a pipe dream.
It is unlikely the former President of the United States would return to WWE to have his debut match in at WrestleMania at the ripe old age of 76. Bret Hart himself is 65 years old, so it seems unlikely that WWE would book the two men to battle it out in the ring, although one can hope.
Bret Hart’s Last Match Of His Full Time Career
Many people think that Bret Hart’s last match of his full-time career was the ill-fated Goldberg match at Starrcade 2000. He suffered a kick to the head that is said to have ended his career, and the WCW fans never saw him again after the match,
However, Bret Hart vs Goldberg was not Bret Hart’s last match in WWE. Bret Hart wrestled Goldberg the next night on WCW Nitro for the vacant WCW Championship, the proceeded to wrestle another EIGHT matches for the promotion before he was forced to retire from wrestling. This included matches against Chris Benoit, Ric Flair and even a hardcore match against Terry Funk.