WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart has reportedly signed a deal with WWE. However, it turns out that it’s only a merchandising contract.Â On Wrestling Observer Radio last Sunday, Dave Meltzer noted that Hart was underÂ legends and merchandise deal with WWE.Â
However, Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that:
‘Bret Hart said that his only deal with WWE is a merchandising deal and not any other deal.’
Booker T reflects on WWE reportedly re-signing Bret Hart
Fellow WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, during the latestÂ Hall Of Fame podcast, stated that he believes that someone like Bret Hart has a lot of value, which he can negotiate. This is something he thinksÂ Lita did as wellÂ when she opted to not sign with AEW.
‘I can see certain people going over there like a William Regal,’ he said. ‘Look, if I get released, if there’s a job over here waiting for me, dammit, I am going to go get it. But if I am someone like Bret Hart, who has very, very high value to a company like WWE, I am going to negotiate with that company.
‘Say, ’˜Hey man, look, do you guys actually want me to go over here? Because, I do need a job, I do need some money.’ So, I can see it happening that way, Lita was almost going to go in AEW for a minute. I am sure she had to think the same thing, ’˜is this something I really want to do?’ Change my legacy and go to AEW? I don’t know how long this AEW experiment is going to last.’
Booker T believes that the reports of ‘The Hitman’ re-signing with WWE was the smart call for the legend. But, he also thinks AEW has lost out on this one:
‘The smart thing for Bret Hart, I think he did the smart thing for his family and the smart thing for him. Did AEW lose out on not getting Bret Hart? Yeah, I think so. But that’s going to be something that they’re going to have to deal with throughout the tenure of AEW going forward.’