Bret Hart has a lot of interesting stories to tell from his pro wrestling career that started in the late 1970’s. On a recent episode of Confessions of the Hitman, The Excellence of Execution told a wild tale involving a roadside altercation where he and Davey Boy Smith (the British Bulldog) kicked the crap out of six guys who were looking to cause trouble. Bret and Davey were sitting in the front seats of the vehicle, with 80 year old former world champ Lou Thesz sitting in the backseat.
It was a very painful night for the six men who confronted Hart, Smith, and Thesz. Here is the transcript of Hart’s account, courtesy of Wrestling Inc:
“We were driving but before we got to Memorial Drive, at the light before that, six guys in a car, they just about hit us broadside and they swerved. They ran through a red light and came right at us, and we screeched on the brakes. And it was summertime, about 100 degrees in Calgary, or 89 or 90 degrees - it was a really hot night...
And we pull up to the light and the guy over in the car driving looks over at Davey, and he says, ‘where did you learn to f—king drive?’ And then the guy who was on the passenger side in that guy’s car jumped out of the car and ran around, and Davey opened up his car door and he jumped out of the car. And now Davey’s going toe to toe with the guy who had run around from the other side, so I slid over on my side of the car. And the doors were kind of—the way the doors opened, I was sort of boxed in. And there are five other guys in the car. They were so drunk they didn’t even know we stopped. They didn’t even know what happened. And so, at this traffic light in about 20 or 30 seconds, we knocked out all six of these guys.”
“I just remember when I went to go help Davey, he had one guy on his back. He had the other guy in a bodyslam position. And I’m thinking, ‘that’s pretty impressive to me, to bodyslam somebody right on the pavement on Edmonton Trail.’ I pulled the guy off Davey. I pulled him off by the hair, and Davey, I remember watching it out of the corner of my eye, Davey bodyslammed this guy right on the pavement for real. Just splatted him on the pavement. And then, I remember I had the guy I peeled off Davey, and I remember I didn’t know what to do with him so I had his head, I took it... banged his head on the trunk of the car. But I remember, he never did [put his hands up to block].
He kept his hands by his side, and I banged his head on the trunk of the car and I knocked him out cold. And it was all in about 30 or 40 seconds. We jumped back in the car, and I remember, when we drove off, I accidentally drove over somebody’s leg. I could see it in the rearview mirror. I didn’t know he was lying there out cold with his leg underneath the tire, but I could feel the bump as I went passed. I remember looking in the mirror and I go, ‘oh, God.’”
“And I remember Lou Thesz. He was watching the whole thing from the window with his glasses on. He was so [apologetic]. He kept apologizing to me for not getting out and helping us. I was like, ‘Lou, you’re 80 years old. No one expected you to get out. I didn’t even know we were going to get into a rumble.’ And it was just a funny memory, especially when I think back at how Davey was so tough in those days for his age. He bodyslammed that kid right on the pavement. I think it was a bad night for those guys.”
I don’t care how many people I have on my side, I would never go out of my way to pick a fight with Bret Hart and the British Bulldog. The imagery that Hart depicts is exactly how I would imagine it playing out, with me getting tossed around like a rag-doll and then someone driving over my body.
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