Jim Ross Reflects on Deep Friendship with WWE Legend Bret Hart

Jim Ross
Jim Ross (WWE)

Jim Ross recently reminisced about his enduring friendship with WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart, highlighting their deep bond despite working together for just a few years at WWE.

Both men began their wrestling journeys in the 1970s, with Hart joining Stampede Wrestling in 1976 and Ross starting at NWA Tri-State in 1974. It was during their tenure at WWF (now WWE) from 1993 to 1997 that their friendship blossomed.

Ross expressed his admiration for Hart, emphasizing their regular communication and mutual respect. He mentioned that they frequently exchange calls and texts, underscoring Hart’s reliability in returning messages.

Their connection extends beyond professional courtesy; Ross values Hart’s company and insights, noting that conversations with him about wrestling or humorous anecdotes about Stu Hart always leave him feeling enriched.

Bret Hart
Bret Hart (WWE)

Reflecting on their collaboration, Ross fondly recalled filming promotional segments with Hart at the iconic Hart House in Calgary, particularly for Hart’s historic WrestleMania 12 Ironman match against Shawn Michaels. Ross described their relationship as genuine, highlighting the warmth and affection they share, evident in the heartfelt embraces they exchange whenever they meet.

In terms of their professional history, Ross’s first night with WWE saw him commentating on Hart’s WWE Championship defense against Yokozuna at WrestleMania IX.

Throughout his tenure as a commentator, Ross called numerous iconic matches involving Hart, including memorable encounters like Survivor Series 1995, SummerSlam 1997, and the controversial Montreal Screwjob in 1997.

Despite their time working together being relatively short, the bond between Jim Ross and Bret Hart transcends their professional careers, illustrating a friendship rooted in mutual admiration, trust, and a shared passion for the wrestling industry. Their enduring connection serves as a testament to the meaningful relationships that can develop amidst the rigors of professional wrestling.

Harshad Patel

Written by Harshad Patel

Harshad Patel, a passionate and zealous blogger, writes about WWE with an unmatched fervor. With a writing style that is as dynamic as the wrestling matches he covers, Harshad captures the essence of WWE through his insightful analysis.

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