Bret Hart To Appear In The Rock’s ‘Tales From The Territories’ Series

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Co-creators and co-executive producers of “Dark Side of the Ring,” Jason Eisner and Evan Husney, appeared on Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast to speak about their upcoming VICE TV series, “Tales From the Territories,” and it involves the legendary Bret Hart. Eisner and Husney partnered with Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions on the project.

Featured in the series will be an episode about Stampede Wrestling, where WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart will be the star of the show. This, because his father, Stu, owned the promotion until its “sale” to Vince McMahon in 1984. He founded it in 1948.

Eisner said on “Talk Is Jericho”:

“Bret Hart is the star of the episode. We leaned on him to ask him who he thought would be great at the table and he really helped us figure that out.”

Alongside Bret Hart at the episode’s roundtable will be “Dr. D” David Schultz, “No Class” Bobby Bass and Abdullah the Butcher, who are all alumni of Stampede Wrestling.

Eisner and Husney also revealed that their relationship was actually strained for two years because of the “Dark Side of the Ring” series, however, they managed to settle their differences and come together for the project.

Eisner stated:

“Yeah, there was some heat over the Montreal Screwjob episode but we are all cool now. It was so great to be able to work with Bret Hart. We’ve always wanted to work with him again. It worked out. Obviously having Brian [Gewirtz] and Dwayne in your corner too, we can make that work.”

“Tales From the Territories” premieres October 4 at 10:00 PM ET on VICE TV. The series will cover the Stampede promotion, as well as Jim Crockett Promotions, Mid-South, Memphis, Polynesian Pacific Pro, World Class Championship Wrestling and Portland. The debut episode on Tuesday will kick off the series covering Memphis, with the episode named “Memphis: Where Wrestling Was Real.”

H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.