Bret Hart’s Brother On Shawn Michaels’ Role At WrestleMania XXX, Shoots On HBK & More

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The first son of Stu Hart and the oldest brother of Bret and Owen Hart, Smith Hart has published a new column at PWMania.com. Hart talks about Shawn Michaels’ role at WWE WrestleMania XXX, HBK acting like a child, throwing tantrums and Michaels taking more from wrestling than he’s given back. Hart also called HBK Vince McMahon’s “boy.” Here is an excerpt from his entry:

“I have known Shawn for years and seen the evolution of a very talented in ring performer who when given the opportunity to do whatever he wanted, was able to create magic in the ring, yet when told he couldn’t have what he wanted, would act like a child, either phone it in or as in most cases throw a temper tantrum and go home. Yet on the other side of that, Vince McMahon was always ready to welcome “his boy” back with open arms.”

“As we come to such a monumental anniversary as 30, I feel as though it should be all hands on deck to celebrate 30 years of Wrestlemania and utilizing many greats from the past as possible. Mr. Wrestlemania himself, Shawn should be involved. For someone who has claimed such passion for wrestling, I feel in some ways Shawn has taken more from wrestling than he has given back.”

You can read Smith Hart’s column, “The Hart Grapevine” in its entirety at this link.

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  1. Keep in mind that when Vince took talent from Stu Hart, he took Smith, Bruce and Keith Hart for ONE match back in ’93. Bret and Owen were full-time on Vince’s payroll from the mid 1980s until the Montreal Screwjob and Bret left and Owen died months after.

      • Exactly the point. They were never key players and had less than a blip in the history of the company but they want to knock Shawn every chance they get…

        • yeah but they know what they’re talking about (the family owned Stampede Wrestling which they sold to Vince eventually) and have seen it all….many of you talk like he’s got real insight lol…and everything he;s said is true. HBK is a great wrestler AND a piece of garbage, His legend status is slightly overhyped (aside from his in ring skills)…more wwe propoganda and revisionist history.

          • Taken more from wrestling than given back? hmmm a guy who with a broken back performed a match to put stone cold over… cause it was required at that time.

            and abt b****ing and throwing tantrums, the screwjob does any1 remeber bret hart.. wrestling is no diff than any other job he was asked to do soemthing he didnt the boss had to take action..
            not acting like u were asked to thats b****ing.

    • You know that’s actually very true; this isn’t the first instance of leeching the spotlight that I’ve seen from the other Harts.

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