Bret Hart: Is He Overstaying His Welcome?

Lisa FutureWrestlerContributor IJuly 26, 2010

Bret “The Hitman” Hart.

The Best There Is, The Best There Was, And The Best There Ever Will Be.

Bret is a seven-time world champion, and the second WWF Triple Crown Champion. He is also a five-time WCW/WWE United States Champion. He was inducted in the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2006.

Earlier this year, WWE wanted to make amends with Bret Hart over the infamous Montreal Screwjob. So in January, I believe, Bret made his return as a guest host of Monday Night Raw. He made amends with Shawn Michaels, but failed to with VKM. This started a feud with Vince McMahon and Bret Hart leading up to a Wrestlemania 26 No Holds Barred match.

The match itself was well…?                         

But anyway, it was good to see Bret come back and get some revenge on Vince.

But little did I know this was far from over.

The next night on Raw, Bret Hart helped The Hart Dynasty as a manager to capture the Unified Tag Team titles. This was cool to see, and perfectly fine.

But then when WWE went to Canada, he became the United States champion after defeating The Miz.

Ok… I gotta be honest. I was not happy to see Bret Hart as the U.S. Champion. As much as I dislike The Miz, that does not mean I want to see a 53 year old man take his championship. Bret Hart is not an active wrestler, so it made no sense for him to be champion.

Anyway he vacated his championship the next week to become the General Manager of Raw, and the problem was solved. I also thought that Bret Hart would be a good GM, so it was nice to see him in that spot.

Then the Nexus struck.

They did this weird attack on Bret Hart. They grabbed him, and threw him in the backseat of a limo. The person driving the limo crashed into other cars while driving really fast. They stopped the car and asked Bret if he would give Nexus WWE contracts. When he refused, they closed the door and the driver continued crashing into other cars. They then threw him onto the floor, and told Bret he had until the Fatal Four Way PPV to make up his mind.

Due to an issue with insurance, Bret could not appear on WWE television. So he was no longer GM of Raw, and we got a new anonymous GM instead. I thought it was a weird way to say goodbye to him, but I accepted it.

Then on last week’s Raw (July 19, 2010), John Cena announces he’s assembled a team to take on The Nexus at Summerslam.

Now this whole team idea… (What is this SpongeBob?) I have my own opinion about it, but I’ll save that for another day.4

John’s team includes: Edge, Chris Jericho, R-Truth, John Morrison, The Great Khali (Seriously? Evan Bourne is perfectly fine…), and Bret Hart!!!

What? I thought he was gone?!?

Now, no disrespect to Bret Hart. I didn’t have the privilege of watching him in his prime, but I know how good Bret Hart was.

But there seems to be a trend appearing in Pro Wrestling right now.

The trend is that old Hall Of Fame wrestlers like to stick around longer than they need to or should. (Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, etc.) My feel on this is that they’ve already accomplished enough in their careers so why do they feel the need to stay around?

I don’t want Bret Hart to get caught up in this trend.

He should have a farewell address and thank WWE for having the opportunity to come back and make amends and say goodbye to the fans. For good.

He shouldn’t be part of a team to take out the Nexus.

But hey, this is only my opinion. I’d love to hear your opinion on this situation so feel free to comment.

Is Bret Hart staying around in the WWE for long?

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