And the biggest fucking asshole of the year award goes to…THIS GUY. For context, Bret “The Hitman” Hart is a Canadian wrestling legend who is well respected by basically everyone. Tonight, he was giving the acceptance speech to his WWE Hall of Fame induction as part of the “Hart Foundation” with recently deceased tag-team partner Jim Neidhart’s daughter Natalya alongside. Talk about timing.
At the end of his career, Bret suffered a severe concussion and unknowingly worked several matches after the initial injury occurred. His post-concussion syndrome was so debilitating he was forced to retire. Two years later, he flew over the handlebars on his bicycle and hit his head, resulting in a stroke that left him partially paralyzed for months. Bret has made numerous wrestling appearances since the accidents, never taking an actual bump in a match, as it could quite literally result in death. Hence, why this is so reprehensible:
I have so much respect for all the other talent and employees that took the time to jump on stage to not only make sure Bret and Natalya are ok, but to give that piece of shit a few extra shots.
Thankfully, Bret was ok and was able to continue his speech.
See ya tomorrow night.