Bret Hart has spoken out for the first time since he was attacked during Saturday night's WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony.
WWE's annual Hall Of Fame ceremony is a time for celebration. To look back on some of the greatest moments in wrestling history and honor some of its best competitors. As great a chapter in HOF history the 2019 ceremony was, as always, it will sadly be remembered for the one thing that marred the evening. The attack by a random fan on Bret Hart as he gave his speech.
The Hitman was one of three former Superstars to become a two time Hall Of Famer on Saturday along with Booker T and Shawn Michaels. This second time around, he was being inducted as one half of the original Hart Foundation. He and Natalya were in the ring, the latter alongside her uncle to represent her late father, Jim Neidhart, the other half of The Hart Foundation.
As Hart was speaking, a fan rushed the ring and took both him and Nattie to the mat. Wrestlers then poured into the ring to diffuse the situation. Although the two-time HOFer continued with his speech afterward and also appeared at WrestleMania, he still took to Instagram on Monday to reassure fans that he is okay. "I want to let everyone know that I am okay and was not injured," he wrote.
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What a wild weekend to say the least! First of all I want to thank WWE for not only the Hall of Fame honor for myself and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, but for their hospitality with my family and friends. Regarding the ceremony, firstly I want to let everyone know that I am okay and was not injured. If there’s one thing I want everyone to take away from the Hall of Fame ceremony is not so much what happened, but how I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from completing my tribute to my best friend and our team. I’m also glad I got to join @natbynature and @thebethphoenix for their WrestleMania moment. Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and words.
"I wasn't going to let anything stop me from completing my tribute to my best friend and our team," Hart added. In terms of the attacker, we won't give him the satisfaction of being named here, but we will let you know that at the time of typing this he is still incarcerated. That's due to the fact that nobody has posted his bail. What a shame.
As we stated above, even though the man himself will not be remembered, the incident sadly will be. The 2019 HOF ceremony will always be remembered as the show where "that fan attacked Bret Hart." On the bright side, The Hitman is okay, and the attack didn't stop him from honoring his best friend and Hart Foundation partner. The Anvil is now deservedly alongside him in the WWE Hall Of Fame.