CANOE Network SLAM!Sports

 
SLAM! Sports SLAM! Wrestling
  July 4, 1997



News & Rumours
Bios
Obits
Canadian Hall of Fame
WrestleMania 30
WrestleMania 30 photos
Video
Movie Database
Minority Mat Report
Columnists
Features
Results Archive
PPV Reviews
SLAM! Wrestling store
On Facebook
On Twitter
Send Feedback




Photo Galleries

Raw in Chicago


Titans in Toronto VI


WWE Night of Champions


Legends of the Ring fan fest


Heroes & Legends IV fan fest


NXT Takeover: Fatal 4 Way


ROH All Star Extravaganza VI







SCOREBOARD
PHOTO GALLERY
VIDEO GALLERY
COMMENT




READER ALERT: For all the latest wrestling happenings, check out our News & Rumours section.

NOTE: SLAM! Sports has the exclusive rights to publish this column on the Internet. You may link to this column, but a copy cannot exist on any other Web site. It also CANNOT be posted on newsgroups or newsboards.
Feel free to use the this button on your site to link to Bret's column.
Link to:
http://www.canoe.ca/SlamWrestling/hitman_home.html.
Check out our Bret Hart photo gallery!.

You heard it here first
By BRET "THE HIT MAN" HART -- For the Calgary Sun

  Not too long ago I predicted lots of wrestlers would come up with sore backs, stiff necks, bad knees and all sorts of maladies to avoid a fated confrontation with The Hitman and The Hart Foundation in Calgary on July 6.

  That's exactly what's happened. But, before I'm credited for having amazing psychic powers, it needs to be said that some of these guys are legitimately hurt.

  Sycho Sid was driving a rented Lincoln from Montreal to the Corel Centre in Kanata, Ont., for the WWF's Canadian Challenge tour. Along for the ride were Flash Funk, Doug Furnas and Phil Lafon.

  Sid was adjusting the sunroof when he lost control of the car and it hit a shoulder on Hwy. 40 near Pointe-Fortune, Que., about 2 km from the Ontario border, flipping three or four times.

  The amazing thing is, even though the car was completely totalled, all four guys will be OK.

  Funk walked away from the crash and, to his credit, showed up to work on Raw the next night.

  Sycho Sid aggravated an existing back injury and suffered facial cuts. Furnas will be out indefinitely with a broken shoulder blade. Montreal-born wrestler, Phil Lafon, now living in Calgary, suffered what was first thought to be a career-ending neck injury and a concussion. Lafon showed great courage in the way he dealt with the situation and he's now recovering well at home.

  Stone Cold Steve Austin injured his good knee and now has Shawn Michaels to thank for inflaming an old neck injury.

  I've been getting all kinds of cards and letters thanking me for the scuffle I had with Shawn in the locker room. No need to thank me. I would've preferred a more civilized approach to our differences.

  Also, I'm not the first person who has tussled with Shawn because of his big mouth. His own tag partner, Marty Jannetty, used to beat him up all the time. How about the nine thugs in Syracuse that Shawn never lets us forget? I think after the first punch, Shawn must have been seeing double when he counted his assailants.

  Then there was the time Shawn came out of a meeting with Jacob and Eli Blu the worse for wear. Funny, wasn't that the ole' Blus brothers making their return in Crushe's D.O.A. (Disciples of the Apocalypse) on Raw last Monday?

  Ahmed is hurt so I don't know who will be challenging Undertaker for the WWF World Title in Calgary. They asked me to do it, but I really don't want to risk a title match when my knee is nowhere near 100%. Besides, I am really into this 10-man Tag, as I could tell you all are by your enthusiasm at the press conference last Wednesday. I was touched by the way fans honored my mother and father with an impromptu standing ovation.

  In fact, because of your loyalty and support, I don't mind cluing you in to just a peek of our secret strategy. Big Stu has advised the Hart Foundation that, of the five opponents in Calgary's 10-man tag, the most serious threat to us is Ken Shamrock. Shamrock has convinced everyone that he has big rocks, but I think that's just a sham.

  Come on, the guy hasn't even apologized to me for interferring with Hart Foundation business. As for Stone Cold Steve Austin, justice is coming!

  Your ticket to the In Your House pay-per-view at the Saddledome on July 6 also gets you free Stampede admission. Call Ticketmaster or Viewer's Choice to catch all the action.

More on Bret Hart




Know someone who might be interested in this page? Just type in their e-mail address to send them the URL.

Destination email address:


Your email address: