— X-Fest announced today that the first-ever Bret Hart Invitational Tournament will be held at its 2014 event at the end of this month. The Alternative Music Festival takes place in Calgary on August 30th and 31s and has announced the tournament, which will be for the Stu Hart Championship Belt.
Confirmed for the show so far are Raj Singh (Jinder Mahal), Davey Boy Smith Junior and James Storm along with “some of Canada’s best young superstars, including graduates from the Lance Storm Wrestling Academy.” Also set for the event is an appearance by Bret Hart and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. Hart will present the belt to the winner of the tournament
Hart said in a statement, “I’m very excited to be involved in the first ever Bret Hart Invitational Tournament at X-Fest this year! The tournament is a way for me to showcase some extremely talented professional wrestlers from all over North America and put my stamp on an event I intend on doing for many years to come. I’m also very excited to present the “Stu Hart Championship Belt” to the winner of the tournament! This beautiful belt is the first ever belt created in my father’s name. This should help to further my father’s legacy as a true pioneer and leader in this industry and will bring instant credibility around the world to our champion. I want to thank Union Events for making this event happen and look forward to seeing all the exciting action during X-Fest weekend!”
You can find out more here.
— The full match between the Hardys and the Briscoes at OMEGA’s April show, “Chaos In Cameron,” is online. You can check it out below.
The promotion will be back in North Carolina on September 20th for “Loco on Joco 2” in Smithfield, which will include the Hardys taking on the Bravados and appearances by Shane Helms, Christopher Daniels, Scotty 2 Hotty, CW Anderson and more. You can find out more here.