The wrestling great discusses his new book on Allan Gregg in Conversation
Friday November 23, 2007, at 10 pm on TVO
TORONTO, Nov. 12 /CNW/ - One of pro wrestling's all-time greats, Canadian
icon Bret "Hitman" Hart, joins Allan Gregg in Conversation Friday November 23,
2007, on TVO. Viewers sit in on a revealing discussion about Hart's legendary
career, his trials and triumphs, and his recently published no-holds-barred
memoir, Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling.
Bret Hart was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, the son of wrestling
promoter Stu Hart. He shares what it was like growing up in a family of 12,
all consumed by wrestling. Hart discusses how wrestling has changed over the
years - from legitimate sport to family entertainment to the "hardcore" image
in the last few years. Hart also talks about the use of drugs in the sport,
including his own use of steroids. He discusses, too, his massive stroke -
most likely the result of a concussion he received in the ring - and the death
of his younger brother Owen when a stunt went terribly wrong. A seven-time
world heavyweight champion, Hart is also a champion in his arduous recovery
from the stroke and his enduring integrity in an often ruthless business: "I
wrestled 23 years and I never injured one guy ever."
Allan Gregg In Conversation with Bret Hart also airs Saturday November 24
at 6 pm and after midnight Sunday November 25.
Also airing on TVO: encore presentation of The View From Here documentary
Hitman Hart: Wresting with Shadows
TVO will also be airing an encore presentation of The View From Here
documentary Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows Friday November 23 at 10:30 pm
(following Allan Gregg In Conversation with Bret Hart) and Sunday November 25
at 10:40 pm (before Allan Gregg in Conversation with Bret Hart). Directed by
Paul Jay and produced by David Ostriker, this 1998 production documents Bret
Hart's rise through the ranks of the World Wrestling Federation, his bitter
rift with the organization, and his struggle to maintain honour and integrity.
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