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Hitmen run dream for me
By BRET "THE HIT MAN" HART -- For the Calgary Sun

  This past Wednesday I attended the party celebrating the 200th episode of the The Simpsons in Los Angeles.
 It was cool seeing all my Simpsons pals, but it meant I had to miss the Calgary Hitmen team banquet, where I very much wanted to say goodbye and good luck to all the players and coaches.
 I just want them all to know what it meant to me that they allowed me to be part of the team.
 I was a believer from the beginning and it was great to see this team climb all the way from the bottom to such great heights.
 After such a great year for this young team, in the dying minutes of their dramatic loss to Brandon, they got a rousing standing ovation from almost 17,000 fans. I was overwhelmed with pride and emotion knowing what it meant to each and every one of the players.
 I'm honored they let me in their dressing room after their games. I know that a dressing room is sacred ground, especially after a heartbreaking loss, but it was special for me to be part of.
 There's something special about doing something for the love of it -- not money. My early Stampede Wrestling days, when I was starving, meant far more to me than all my days of glory in the WWF.
 I'm sure it will be the same for Dennis Mullen, Brad Mehalko, Mike Broda and probably Boris Protsenko. We'll miss you guys next year and I hope that this is only the beginning of great things for all of you.
 As for Brad Moran, Jerred Smithson, Ryan Andres, Alexandre Fomitchev and my scrappy favorite Brent Dodginghorse, I can't wait 'til next season.
 Coach Dean Clark will be coach of the year for sure.
 So until next season, I wish all the Hitmen good luck and thanks again for an amazing season and for letting me be part of your team -- it was a dream come true.
 The big wrestling question that everybody is asking is why I helped Hollywood Hogan get the belt back. A lot of people pointed out that I've often said that I mean what I say and say what I mean, and by helping Hogan I'm nothing but a hypocrite.
 Yeah, I do mean what I say and I meant it when I said that I went to WCW because I wanted to prove that I can be one of the best WCW champions of all time.
 When I got to WCW I found out that the rule-breaking and chicanery of the nWo is a big problem. When I negotiated with Eric Bischoff, I didn't realize I was selling my soul to the devil since he's the boss of WCW and nWo.
 I never told Bischoff I'd join the nWo and yet before I even got here, he lied to everybody and said that I'm nWo 4-life.
 Bischoff ended up saying that he doesn't care if I'm nWo or WCW because I make money for him either way.
 I'd made that very clear to Bischoff when I asked for, and was granted, a title shot before I signed on.
 I didn't demand the WCW title be handed to me on a gold platter, all I asked for was a fair shot at whoever was WCW champion when I got there.
 Then the excuses started. Bischoff told me I hadn't been here long enough to earn a title shot. I haven't beaten enough guys. Worse than that, the WCW fans jumped all over me and accused me of being lazy, because I don't fight as much as I used to. I'm raring to go, but it's up to WCW how often they book me.
 It was great to see all the Hitmen fans who have followed me to WCW are as loyal as ever. But the WCW fans outside of Canada stink. I have wrestled around the world, and they are the sorriest bunch of losers I've ever seen.
 I'll do whatever it takes to keep the WCW Heavyweight Title on Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Not because I'm nWo. Not because I support Hogan. Only because I want to take the title away from Hogan, and will stop at nothing to do it.
 Hogan's disciples in the nWo will watch his back, but they can't beat the Harts on our worst day.
 I mean what I say and say what Imean. When I realized the WCW is just as dirty as the WWF it made me sad. Then I got angry. Now I'll get mean. Then I'll get even.

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