Volume 1, Issue 96
December 21, 1996
This edition of Solie's Wrestling Newsletter is dedicated to our weekly summary of Bret Hart's wrestling column from the pages of the Calgary Sun. I want to thank Solie's Calgary Correpondent Rudy Van Koll for another great contribution.
I'll be back tomorrow with my Weekend Review Issue
Hello Earl. Surprise.
There is a Bret Hart column today, although he sounds pretty ominous.
Todays column is titled "I'm Forced to Break the Rules."
He starts off by saying his Mom always told him not to ruin an apology with an excuse. He says he won't even try to think of an excuse "because there is no good reason I'm not the WWF champion."
He says he's sick and tired of other people interfering in his matches. He says nothing is ever done about it-no fines or suspensions. Not even a slap on the wrist. He says that as he begins to discuss all the injustices that have ocurred to the Hitman and on his fans, "then Shawn Micheals calls me a whiner." He then says "my fans know exactly what I'm talking about and if you don't, then get with the program."
He says that he's been the WWF champ three times and nobody has ever defeated him fairly. Mr Fuji threw salt in his eyes when Yokozuna became champ. Owimp talked their mother into throwing the towel in during the match with Bob Backlund. And HBK beat him, "but it was in the 63rd minute of what was supposed to be a 60 minute match."
He says that Shawn has been talking about how Bret can't handle losing. "I wouldn't know about that because he never fairly beat me in the first place." He then mentions that when he beat Diesel for the belt, Diesel jackknifed him twice after the bell. He then says the latest travesty occured last Sunday at IYH, when Austin and Micheals interferred in his attempt to take the title from Sid. "Shawn Micheals cost me the WWF World Championship!""I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it any more."
He says that if he complains, there are those that will call him a whiner. But if just keeps on letting this stuff go on, some will call him a wimp. He says "I'm not a whiner and I'm not a wimp. I'm the equalizer and retribution is what I'm after." He says that it's gotten so bad in the WWF, that you can't tell the good guys from the bad guys. He says that nobody plays by the rules anymore. "That's fine with me. I was mean and nasty in the ring before most of these guys had ever worn a pair of wrestling boots."
He knows that some people will misinterpret the whole thing and will be disappointed since he's coming down to the level of those that he's criticized. "Tough. Let me spell it out for you. I'm going to give them all a whopping dose of their own medicine." He says that if someone plays it fair, then he'll be be fair with them. Right down the middle. But, that if anybody sticks their nose into his matches anymore, then they will get their nose broken.
He says that recently "Jim Ross said that no pure athlete has ever held the WWF title four times which seems wrong since Hulk Hogan held it five times." He then says that since JR prides himself on his accuracy, that this is a roundabout way of saying that JR "doesn't consider Hogan to be a pure athlete."
He mentions how the HBK was scheduled to take on the winner of the IYH match-"which explains why he convieniently got in my way." He says for Micheals to knock his fans wasn't bravado, it was stupidity. "I give my word to each and every one of you that I'll make him pay for knocking you."
He also goes onto say that "with some reluctance that I'm announcing my participation in the 1997 Royal Rumble because I'd rather be in the title bout." But he says that's OK, since this gives him an opportunity to show 29 other guys "that I'm not going to be held back by sticking to the rules."
Answers to Hitman Trivia: On Dec 7, he asked about how many times he had won the KOTR. The answer is 3-including Dubai.
The answer to last weeks question about the Can-Am Connection is Rick Martel and Tom Zenk (Editor's Note: Don't remind me!).
Finally, "I wish you all a Merry Christmas. I'm not going to close by saying stay cool when we need to thaw out!"
And that's it Earl.
From the very freezing City of Calgary, Merry Christmas.
Thanks Rudy and Happy Holidays to you.
Anyway, that's the way I see it...
editor Solie's Wrestling Newsletter
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