Probably not. And I apologize in advance because I know this topic comes out, what, every 3 weeks around here.
But I just read this in Edge's latest commentary, and wondered if him getting together with some of the WWE guys isn't the start of something else:
``The Crippler and I had a lunch with contest winners on Saturday, the day of the WWE event in Calgary. They were in for a treat, because another good buddy, by the name of Bret Hart, stopped by. It was awesome to see him, and he's doing great. Bret opened the door for me into WWE, and after reading his article this week in the Calgary Sun, I found out he considers me his prodigy. I wouldn't want to be anyone else's. We actually talked about our career paths and how similar they are. He began his WWE career in the Hart Foundation, and two Tag Team Titles. I basically started mine in E&C, and seven Tag Titles. He went on to win the Intercontinental Title two times. I went on to win it four times. He won the King of the Ring. I too won it, in 2001. He won the WORLD TITLE fives times. I ... still have to do that part, just bear with me.''
Now I know this wasn't the same as `Bret appearing at a WWE event' and that Edge and Benoit weren't considered his enemies or anything. I just wonder if between his Calgary Sun column this week, and Bret showing up at something affiliated with the WWE, in his hometown no less, isn't the first step towards him finally saying goodbye.
Or am I just reading WAAAAY too much into this?
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CB, I think Inverse is kind of confused as to why you brought up Lance's name when he wasn't mentioned anywhere in the article.
But anyway, I still believe one day Bret will appear on WWE TV again. Maybe for his book, maybe to finally say goodbye, maybe at WMXX. Speaking of his book, I don't think it is even done yet. It seemed like it was going to be as long as 'War and Peace', based on early reports.
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I'm pretty certain Bret will make an appearence on WWE programming at some point in the future, the problem that exists now is, Bret wants to do a "goodbye", Vince will only allow if it make him some money i.e. an onscreen angle.
Bit of a stalemate right now but I predict Vince wins and Bret gives in.
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I can't remember if the Lunch contest was run through the Calgary Sun, but it might be noteworthy to mention that Bret Hart writes a column for the paper. Not a bad column, really....better than TJ Madigan's stuff, though.
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That was a sad main event. Angle looks in great shape. His definition is superb. But the slow pace of every element makes it look more like a semblance of a wrestling show instead of an earnest competitor to the WWE.