Bret Hart Discusses The Simpsons, Former WWE Ref Reveals His Mania Predictions
January 30, 2021
— April 3, 2009 – Former WWE Referee, Wes Adams, recently took some time out of his scheduled to speak with www.PWMania.com. He spoke on this Sunday’s WWE WrestleMania XXV and also his predictions for the event including what match he would want to officiate and main event.
On the Triple Threat Championship Match: “As serious as the Orton/Triple H match has been, this match has been equally funny/comedy relief. I enjoy Edge and Vickie’s interaction, and always have from the beginning. I expect some innovative stuff here. I think Big Show may have some suprises for us. Realistically, Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit set the bar so high for Triple Threat WrestleMania matches, that its going to be hard for any Triple Threat match to really stand out as a memorable WrestleMania moment.”
On the IC Championship Match: “First of all, I am ecstatic to see the Intercontinental championship defended after such a long hiatus from Wrestlemania. I’m sure many other people are as well. I’m as curious as the next guy as to what JBL’s History Making Moment could be. This match reminds me of some of the classic big man vs, small man Wrestlemania matches, like Kevin Nash vs. Shawn Michaels and Yokozuna vs. Bret Hart.”
On Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker: “Its always great when Shawn is pushing someone’s buttons, trying to get under their skin. He did it with Hogan and now with Undertaker. Showing up in a white version of Undertaker’s outfit was great television. And its Wrestlemania. Shawn Michaels cannot be outshone at WrestleMania. And the Undertaker can’t be beat. The streak isn’t going away. Undertaker wins in what I am sure will be an all time classic.”
Wes Adams also gives his predictions on the other matches scheduled for WrestleMania 25 as well as what he thinks should be the main event for WrestleMania 25 and what match he would like to compete in as a referee and a wrestler. You can read the complete interview at http://www.pwmania.com/interviews.php?page=wesadams.
— Gabriel Ricard of UnlikelyStories.org recently conducted an interview with Bret Hart discussing his autobiography, Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling, why he did a pre-taped segment for “Vince McMahon Appreciation Night” on an episode of Raw in June 2007, old wrestlers still hanging on, The Wrestler, WWE’s rehab program, Kane, Steve Austin, and more. Hart was also asked his voice-over cameo on an episode of The Simpsons.
“One of my funny little stories about The Simpsons is that they didn’t want me to do my voice. That wasn’t supposed to be Bret Hart. They just wanted me to do the voice of a wrestler,” Hart said.
“Well, what happened was that I was supposed to be The Mad Viking or something like that. And I said “Can’t I be Bret Hart?” I kept trying to get them to let me be Bret Hart, and they finally said “Take it or leave it. Do the voice or we’ll get somebody else.” So, I said I’d do it. I flew all the way in from Europe to do it. It was just a payday for me. I didn’t care. I just had a couple of lines, and they just wanted me to keep doing them madder and madder. I did it every possible way I could think of. Then we were done, I was waiting for my limo to come get me, and I was doing a little mini autograph session outside Fox Studios. I signed autographs for about two hundred people who were just on their lunch break and wanted stuff signed like magazines, action figures and all kinds of stuff. And that’s when the director came up and said “I had no idea you were this big of a name in wrestling. If we haven’t done the artwork, we’re going to draw you in as you.”
Hart also said he wouldn’t mind writing a follow-up book in the future.
“I don’t have a thought on how I’d do that,” Hart said. “I said a lot in the first book. I don’t know what else I’d say in a second one, Looking at it now, there are lots of little things I could write about, piece together a bunch of little stories.”
To read the interview, click here.
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