By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE legend Bret Hart spoke with Dan Gelston of the Associated Press while promoting the documentary 350 Days and said he hopes today’s talent can work a lighter schedule than he did. “If I could have worked half as many days, I would have been a hundred times happier,” Hart said. “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.” Read more at APNews.com.
Powell’s POV: Hart also commented on whether he considers himself to be a pro wrestling tragedy and his life today. The story features quotes from the documentary that include Greg Valentine and Wendi Richter talking about how hard the schedule was. I’m all for WWE giving talent a lighter schedule to recharge both mentally and physically. In a perfect world, the company will increase wrestler pay now that they are bringing in huge money via their new television deals. There’s no reason they couldn’t reduce the schedule while giving the talent and road personnel higher pay to make up for running fewer live events. It sounds nice, but let’s just say that I’m taking a seeing is believing approach to the possibility of that actually occurring.