AEW President Tony Khan has confirmed that WWE Hall of Famer Brett Hart will not be joining All Elite Wrestling full-time despite rumors circulating and hints of being dropped.
Killer does have AEW ties, and he was the man who lifted the AEW World Championship belt in Double or Nothing pay-per-view in 2019. Since then, the likes of CM Punk and FTR have cited Hart in their matches, with the latter even joking that the WWE legend will be their manager after they fire Tully Blanchard .
Nonetheless, Tony Khan confirmed in an interview with TSN that the Killer will be joining AEW. Khan did note that if he were on the list, everyone would cherish the idea of working with such a business icon:
“Not now. I think Bret himself said so. First of all, we have a lot of respect for Bret Hart as a company and as an individual. A lot of wrestlers here and myself respect Bret Hart as a great man and a great wrestler “He’ll always be someone we’ll cherish as long as he’s around. He was involved in the first Double or Nothing. He says he’s happy at home now. (H/T: Aggressive).”
Bret Hart thanked FTR and Punk for their tributes to him, but it remains to be seen whether he will make another appearance in AEW.
Tony Khan honors Hart family with Owen Hart Cup
The Harts are one of the most important families in professional wrestling history, alongside the McMahons, Rhodes and Guerreros. AEW and Tony Khan recognized this and paid tribute to one of the Hart family members who died prematurely: Owen Hart.
The Owen Hart Cup has been held since early April and pits some of the best men and women against each other in the name of the competition. The competition will finally end on May 29th on Double or Nothing pay-per-view.
Martha Hart, Owen Hart’s widow and founder of the “Owen Hart Foundation”, will present their own “Owen” trophy to the winner. Martha attended the Dynamite race on May 11, watched the tournament play, and was as eager as many others to see who would end up with the prize.
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