Dave Meltzer was asked during today’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio how close AEW was to signing Bret Hart in 2019 when he showed up at Double or Nothing to present the AEW World Title.
Meltzer stated that he hadn’t heard anything about Hart actually signing and his appearance was “a last minute thing.”
Hart knew that the appearance would get him heat from Vince McMahon, even if he didn’t have a contract with WWE at the time. He does sometimes worry that what he says or does could have a negative impact on Natalya.
This was why Hart doesn’t do his podcast anymore or very many podcast interviews because he speaks his mind and sometimes “WWE gets really mad.”