Bret Hart recently spoke with Associated Press‘ Dan Gelston in promotion of the 350 Days documentary, which will have a one night only run in theaters tonight.
“I don’t look at myself as a wrestling tragedy. I saved my money. I’m not broken down. I’ve got my share of injuries and hardships in wrestling. But I’m no wrestling tragedy. I don’t feel like I present myself like that. Unfortunately, there are a lot of wrestling tragedies and that does come across in the film. It’s a very tough life. It’s not a life for everybody.”
“If I could have worked half as many days, I would have been a hundred times happier. That was the sacrifice that we all made and we all suffered through. I’m not sure there was anything we could have changed about that. If today’s wrestlers can have the money, they can get on a lighter schedule, I’m all for it. It’s important for the (WWE) to look after their talent a little better than they used to.”
Hart talks about living life being out of the spotlight:
“For the most part, a lot of wrestlers from that generation look back on their careers and probably a lot of them don’t have much money. Or they never made a lot of money and don’t have much left. They have their dignity. I’m loving life just being Bret Hart,” he said. “The Hitman part is kind of fading a bit.”