Bret Hart has said that he would have gone back to wrestling at his current age of 65 if he hadn’t been blighted by the health issues he has suffered.
Bret Hart has one of the most illustrious wrestling careers of all time behind him with many fans and wrestling stars minded to call The Excellence of Execution the greatest of all time.
Unfortunately, Hart’s career was cut short due to an injury that was the result of an errant kick by Goldberg during a match between the two men in WCW in late 1999. Bret Hart suffered a severe concussion as a result of the kick and in June 2002 The Hitman suffered a stroke after a biking accident where he hit his head.
Speaking on a virtual signing for K&S WrestleFest, Bret Hart said that if it hadn’t been for these health problems over the years he’d be prepared to get in the ring again:
“If I had no issues with my concussion and stuff. If I never had a stroke, maybe. Let’s just say I was healthy, at my age, I’d go back. I would have taken it pretty seriously. I would have wrestled a lot more over the last ten years if I hadn’t been hurt.”
“All of the dream matches that everyone talks about, I would have loved to done all of them. Daniel Bryan [Bryan Danielson], CM Punk, Roman Reigns, John Cena, Randy Orton.”
Bret Hart did return to action for WWE in 2010 and even became WWE United States Champion but these matches were mainly tag team affairs or ones without much physicality towards Hart including his infamous WrestleMania 26 bout with Vince McMahon.
During the same signing, Bret Hart gave his opinion that Goldberg should be thrown out of the WWE Hall of Fame.