Bret 'The Hitman' Hart opens up on CBC's Ottawa Morning
Bret 'The Hitman' Hart, the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame wrestler, opened up during an interview on CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning Tuesday ahead of a Smackdown event at the Canadian Tire Centre.
Owen Hart died during a WWE event in 1999, when he was being lowered onto the stage from the rafters.
"It was really difficult to get my head around [my brother's death], and it obviously had a very devastating affect on my whole family at home. My dad never was the same after that," Bret Hart told host Hallie Cotnam on Tuesday.
"But I also know that the reality of what happened with my brother Owen was that it was just an accident. And it took a whole to realize that, for me, but knowing that it was an accident I could live with it a little easier."
Bret Hart said a stroke he suffered in 2002 was the beginning of repairing his relationship with WWE.