AEW reportedly declined the opportunity to sign Bret Hart, a legendary figure in the world of professional wrestling.
Despite his iconic status and the admiration he commands among top AEW stars, Hart’s offer to work as an agent for the company was turned down.
AEW: Preference for an On-Screen Role
Bret Hart, who has been idolized and emulated by notable AEW stars such as CM Punk and FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler), had proposed to work as an agent for the company.
However, AEW had a different role in mind for the WWE legend. Brian R Solomon, recently took to Twitter to reveal that the company was more interested in having Hart join in an on-screen manager role, similar to the roles of Arn Anderson, Jake Roberts, and Tully Blanchard:
“When I recently interviewed Bret Hart for my book, he told me that he offered to agent for them, but they only wanted to bring him in as a manager like Tully, Arn, Jake, etc. Imagine having the ability to have Bret Hart coach your talent and saying, no just be a TV character” he revealed.
The Potential Impact of Bret Hart’s Coaching
The decision to turn down Bret Hart’s offer raises questions about AEW’s strategy. With a locker room that includes the likes of Arn Anderson, Jake Roberts, Tazz, Billy Gunn, Christian Cage, Chris Jericho, Dustin Rhodes, and Sting, it’s surprising that AEW would pass up the chance to have Bret Hart coach their talent.
The value of having a legend like Hart in a coaching role could be immense, given his wealth of experience and knowledge in the wrestling industry.
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