One of the most iconic WWF characters of the 80s and 90s was definitely André The Giant, a huge big man who met the WWE Immortal Hulk Hogan on several occasions, creating moments and storylines that have become historic for the whole world of pro-wrestling, with Hogan's bodyslam at Wrestlemania 3, right on André, who has become one of the planetary symbols of disicplina and known by young and old.
When the wrestling world needed truly defined babyface and heel, André was one of McMahon's top heels, with his feuds and his matches that were sought after by companies all over the world, with the French athlete who, despite being dead prematurely due to the illness that had made him so tall and impressive, he still had one of the longest-running, award-winning and most admired careers in the entire pro-wrestling world.
One of the great matches that is missing, however, in the history of André The Giant, despite the two having crossed paths in the WWF rings on some occasions, is the one between the first McMahon Hall of Famer and Bret Hart, with the Canadian who has wanted to talk about this missed opportunity in his last interview, always in the way that only Bret Hart can do.
Recently interviewed by the microphones of q in CBC, Bret Hart spoke at length about the beginning of his career and obviously in doing so he could also mention Hulk Hogan and André the Giant, who at the time were the most famous characters of the whole world of wrestling.
Regarding the challenge never had against André, Bret wanted to state: "I was a special kind of one-of-a-kind wrestler who changed the direction of wrestling and brought wrestling back to being wrestling and not just a thing of giant arms or how tall you had to be or what kind of physique you had to have.
I was a westler who was a wrestler, fans loved me for the wrestler I was and who could go against anyone. Bret Hart could have fought with André The Giant and maybe even beat him and it would have been believable. And it all comes from the way I developed being a wrestler."
Vince Russo: "I hope Jeff Hardy's career is over"
Jeff Hardy was released from WWE last week after refusing to go to rehab to fix his known problems. On December 4th, during a live event in Texas, Cameron’s 44-year-old left the ring in the middle of the match causing him to lose track of him.
The three-time world champion has received a large number of messages in recent days, between those asking him to start a new adventure in AEW and those suggesting instead to take a break from wrestling. The dream of many fans is to see the 'Charismatic Enigma' in All Elite Wrestling alongside his brother Matt, with the aim of perhaps challenging the Young Bucks.
Jeff will not be able to enter the ring for a period of 90 days, after which he will be free to sign with other companies. In a long interview with Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo expressed his opinion of Jeff Hardy.
Vince Russo said: "I do not want to sound cynical, but I hope that Jeff Hardy's career is over. He has a lot of money, a beautiful family and it's time to take care of his health. These guys love to fight and perform in front of the public, but you need to have the intelligence to understand when is the right time to stop.
I wasn't like that. I didn't feel the obsessive need to go back to being a writer." Jeff has had to live with pain for most of his career. "I spoke to his former colleague Al Snow and he told me that Hardy had serious back problems.
He suffered tremendously after every single match. Experiencing such intense and constant pain affects the rest of your life. You have to perform the next day, but you can't sleep due to the pain. Doing all this for years and years has heavily influenced Jeff's life."