September 30, 2019

040: Bret Hart concussion special w/ exclusive Bret audio

Last summer, Dean had the honour of hosting Bret Hart's spoken word UK tour staged by Kayfabe Events. At the tail end of the London leg, attended by his podcast co-host, Liam was one of the fans posing a question to the Hitman during the Q&A section. Liam asked about how WCW dealt with his Starrcade 1999 concussion. What followed was an emotional 40-minute answer detailing the rocky road Bret's health endured following that fateful night.

Now, finally, after much effort and a slew of technical disasters, Because WCW can bring you audio from that question. Even if you've read Bret's brilliant autobiography, the detail and raw emotion on show here are something else.

With what we know now about concussions and the after-effects, World Championship Wrestling's treatment of one of their biggest stars (and anyone else in a similar position) is all the more sobering.

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