WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has posted a lengthy blog with his thoughts about Bret “The Hitman” Hart returning to WWE in January.Â As always, you can read JR’s full blog and purchase his delicious BBQ products over at JRsBarBQ.com. Ross wrote:
“Firstly, havingÂ Bret Hart return to a WWE locker room and be ableÂ to mentor young talents is awesome. Young wrestlers need more positive role models who have made it within the business and Bret would no doubt be a great mentor and coach. I have oftenÂ wondered why Bret hasÂ not been askedÂ or arrangements made for Bret to do be a “reoccurring professor”Â in WWE‘s developmental program, FCW.
“Secondly, Bret would not come back to WWE without a game plan and a strategy. Just asÂ his wrestling matches had a beginning, a middle and an end so would the “Hitman’s” return to WWE especially considering the controversy of Montreal 1997 which is an issue that seemingly won’t die to wrestling historians and aficionados much like the President Kennedy tragedy in Dallas in 1963 to conspiracy theorists.
“Bret is too smart that, IF, he’s coming back to WWE that heÂ has a sound strategy in mind with aÂ predetermined destination. It doesn’t take the class Valedictorian to make an educated guess thatÂ destination might logically be Wrestlemania 26.
“Thirdly, ifÂ it is physically possible for Bret Hart to have a physical confrontation with his “arch nemesis” Mr. McMahon that attraction could be significant for WM26. When IÂ last saw Bret at the Cauliflower Ally Club function a couple of years ago in Vegas he looked great. PullingÂ off an entertaining, say, “Street Fight” would not require the participants to have a traditional, wrestling bout of which Bret was the master back in the day.
“I find it hard to believe that if Bret “Hitman” Hart’s name was mentioned so prominently on Monday Night Raw thatÂ there is more than simply smokeÂ but also some fire as it relates to this matter and IÂ hope thatÂ I’m right as the returnÂ of the “Hitman” would beÂ great for theÂ fans and would add a new, fresh and much needed creative element to Monday Night Raw. not to mention enhancing Monday Night Raw’s build to WM26. USA Network should be ecstatic is this matter comes to fruition.
“Some have emailed me about what the potential ofÂ Bret returning would meanÂ to the Hart Dynasty and IÂ don’t know that answer. My guess is that the Dynasty wouldÂ naturally get more exposure but I see this matter as being much more about Bret and Mr. McMahon thatÂ any thing elseÂ with the goal to create some exciting, new TV moments fromÂ its inception through WM26.
“Again, this is purely personal Â speculation and only one guy’s opinion as IÂ have, as previously mentioned,Â not spoken toÂ any one in the Hitman orÂ WWE camps about this matter.
“Bottom line is that if Bret HartÂ returns to WWE that, in myÂ opinion,Â it will be on Monday Night Raw, it will commence on Monday January 4 and that it will culminate in something big at WM26.