Bret Hart on return to Poughkeepsie

The Poughkeepsie Journal has an interview up with WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart. Here are some highlights.

On returning to Poughkeepsie, NY:
“We spent a lot of hours in that Civic Center. If that building could talk. That building was so cramped and hot and sweaty in that basement dressing room. Those are the true pioneer days of the WWF. They were really rocking and rolling back then. We had [Hulk] Hogan and [Roddy] Piper laying the track for everybody. I’m glad I got to be a part of it.”

On reuniting with Jim Neidhart for an autograph signing:
“I haven’t talked to him in a few months, but it’s always good to see him. Me and Jim obviously go back a long time and he is one of the true characters. Wrestling would not have been as good without the guidance of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart.”

On developing his finishing move in wrestling:
“My finishing move in Canada was a piledriver. I had had a lousy match in Brantford, Ontario that didn’t go very well. In Poughkeepsie, I was in a singles match and it was a chance to make up for the lousy match. They told me, ‘Do whatever you’re comfortable with. They chewed me out for using Paul Orndorff’s finisher. I think in wrestling, a lot of the time, it’s like when you’re on stage and that cane or something pulls you off. It didn’t matter what I did in Poughkeepsie. They didn’t have plans for me no matter what I did.”

To check out the full interview, click here.

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