Bret Hart has spoken fondly of how he could step in the ring with Ric Flair and wrestle for an hour having not talked at all backstage first.
Whilst it has become increasingly common for wrestlers to plan more and more of their matches, there is still an art to “calling it in the ring” where the competitors will go with the flow of the crowd reaction and adapt their match accordingly.
In the past this would be far more common, and was a skill that wrestlers were required to be far more fluid with than in the modern era.
During an appearance on Ric Flair’s Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast, Bret Hart has spoken about that approach to matches, and revealed that he doesn’t believe he ever discussed plans for a match with Ric Flair before they went through the curtain, even when they were going to wrestle for an hour.
I mean, I was a guy that like he said, was talking about Randy. You know, I could always go in the ring and call a match out there, I didn’t need to plan anything, like zero. I would go out and do an hour match with Ric, I don’t think we would ever talk, without talking to him before we went out and I could do that with Ric at any given time. At the same time, I was also, part of the Dynamite Kid, a different generation that was going a lot faster and doing a lot more intricate new high spots that weren’t sort of the same ones.
Despite his time in the ring long being over, there are always calls for ‘The Hitman’ to make extra appearances. In particular, FTR have made multiple comments about wanting Hart to be at ringside with them in AEW. However, this may not be possible given his legends contract with WWE.
Another rumoured appearances in AEW would be at the final of the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament at Double Or Nothing, however reports speculate that Bret Hart hasn’t been contacted about it at this stage.
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.