Bret Hart reveals he offered his services to WWE, but he never got a call back. When your in-ring wrestling career comes to a close, there are a couple choice available to you if you want to stay in the industry. The first seems to be podcasting. Former talents like Steve Austin, Ric Flair, Chris Jericho, Jim Ross and others have turned the art of talking about the business into a decent income. The other option is a road agent or writer for WWE.
Former stars like Michael Hayes, Road Dogg, Dean Malenko, Billy Kidman, Finlay, Jamie Noble, and others now work for the WWE on a full-time basis, traveling with the crew and helping script, outline and deliver matches with the current crop of WWE Superstars. It's a thankless job, but it keeps competitors who love the business as close to it as possible without actually wrestling.
One former talent, Bret Hart, thought he might be an asset to the WWE in the writer position and in an interview on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, offered up his vast knowledge and experience as one of the WWE's most technical wrestlers of all time. There was only one issue, the travel schedule.
During Hart's interview, he said, "I made that pitch that I would give them ideas and help with the writing of the shows, creation of the matches and how storylines would go and so forth. I think I would be really good for them, but I sort of made the offer, but the way it was thrown back at me was about the schedule; I was letting them know that I didn't want to be on the road every day."
What may actually be going on here is that Hart is not welcome. Never shy about sharing his feelings with the WWE Universe regarding the state of the current product, Hart has an ability to rub people the wrong way. He's criticized Brock Lesnar and Triple H, called Seth Rollins dangerous, and openly bashed the writing of the show since he retired. One has to wonder how much of that negativity the WWE would like to have around on a full-time basis.
On the other hand, during Hart's interview, he seemed to be happy living his life where he is, and he doesn't want to travel much. He did seem open to potentially helping out in NXT, but there's no work if WWE would like Hart in that position.
It's unfortunate. Hart would offer tremendous knowledge to wrestlers, especially those in NXT. If he could just learn to keep his level of bitterness to a minimum and would be willing to work the same schedule other writers would work, there could be a fit there.