Bret Hart’s stalker nightmare ended with knife attack on police
WWE legend Bret “The Hitman” Hart has revealed his stalker hell that led to a policeman being attacked with a knife.
The icon, who was attacked in 2019 by a fan at WWE’s Hall of Fame ceremony, became one of the biggest names in wrestling during the 1990s. However, that fame came at a price as he gained numerous unwanted attention from female fans.
And now on his “Confessions of the Hitman” podcast, he has opened up about a nightmare situation that occurred after he had left WWE for WCW.
“Throughout my career, I had at least three, maybe four, very dangerous and serious stalkers,” Hart, now 63, said. “Females, all females, always situations where I made the mistake of being too nice, signing pictures. Being too nice brought out some kind of attachment that they couldn’t let go of.
“There was one girl near the end of my career when I had the concussion injury, she was totally nuts and psychotic. And she made me death threats for quite a few weeks, and [was] telling me she’s going to kill me and stuff. And I didn’t know who she was or what she looked like.”
Hart was unable to match the success he had in WWE once he made the move to WCW in 1997. WCW made dubious storyline decisions and a concussion derailed his time there.
“I just kept getting these voicemails on my machine. In her mind, I guess she thought I was seeing her or I promised I’d see her after my match,” Hart said. “I never talked to her or that kind of thing. She had all these delusional thoughts about me and her. And, of course, I would stand her up. I guess because I wouldn’t show up at these things. It was probably Owen [Hart] calling her or something!
“I found that she was becoming more of a problem when I got concussed. I got hurt, and I remember getting to my [hotel] room. I had a voicemail from her. She called herself ‘The Nasty Girl’. That was sort of her name or her handle. And she was totally crazy.”
The mystery female continued to make Hart’s life a misery until he finally got the police involved. But things escalated quickly, with the woman pulling out a knife on the cops.
“It was pretty serious stuff and I remember WCW did nothing, like zero,” Hart said.
Hart said he had a weird stare-down with a woman in the airport in Detroit, a night after beating Chris Benoit for the WCW title in Toronto. And then he spotted the same woman in Buffalo hiding behind a pillar the next day as he was renting out his car. He had an employee call the police.
“They said, ‘what’s going on?’ I said, ‘there’s a girl’. And I remember she did the same thing, peeked from behind the pillar, and they saw her and they go, ‘okay, we see her,’” Hart said.
“And I said, ‘she’s a nut. She’s following me around and she [has] made a lot of threats to me.’ I told them what happened. They said, ‘we’ll go and talk to her’ because I wasn’t 100% sure it was the right girl.
“Two cops walked me to my car and one cop said he’s going to go over and check her out and investigate, get her ID, and get her story. And so I left.
“They walked me to my car, I drove to my hotel. Maybe about 10 minutes after I got to my room, they called me from the lobby and told me that the girl tried to attack the policeman [with a knife] who walked over, and they wanted me to come and fill out a statement in support of the policeman. I would never have to come back to court, which I didn’t have to. This would all be backup support evidence for the [officer]. So, they arrested her and took her to jail.”
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