Highlights from Bret Hart’s Book: Part 9 (Rocky Edition)

As an old school fan who hates repetitive booking, I’m just glad the stupid MITB briefcase bit is now in the rearview for 2016, even if the new champion is a guy who can’t throw a working punch yet portrays a crazy brawler. But enough about Dean Ambrose, we’re here for Bret Hart and we’re getting even closer to Montreal.

Just after midnight, Jake Roberts stumbled through the front doors whacked out on something with three black prostitutes leading the way.

Jake Roberts living it up in South Africa 1996, everyone! I’m sure he was just preaching the word of God, right? Continue reading Highlights from Bret Hart’s Book: Part 9 (Rocky Edition)

Model Year Wrestler #5 – The Rock in 1997

rocky1As we’ve learned with Roman Reigns and countless other examples, it takes time and planning to create a new megastar in the wrestling business. There is also a lot of luck involved: Hogan getting the part in Rocky III, Austin getting boosted because Bret Hart wanted to work with him in 1996, the list goes on. Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest movie stars in the world today and the year 1997 would change his life forever. It was a year he started as a green Rocky Maivia and end as the cocky and cool trash talker The Rock.  Continue reading Model Year Wrestler #5 – The Rock in 1997