Why did WWE Take Down Bret Hart’s Documentaries

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Why did WWE Take Down Bret Hart’s Documentaries

WWE Legend Bret Hart’s documentaries were recently taken down by WWE. Bret Hart is considered by many as the greatest wrestler of all time. He is still considered by many current WWE wrestlers to be the greatest of all time.

He had fantastic wrestling skills and was able to perform extremely complex moves very smoothly. He also knew how to easily cut promos and could carry most superstars during a match quite easily. The documentaries that were removed include: Bret Hart: The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be (2005), Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology (2010), WWE's Top 50 Superstars (2010), Greatest Rivalries: Bret Hart vs.

Shawn Michaels (2011), Bret Hart: The Dungeon Collection (2013), and The Most Powerful Families In Wrestling (2019).

Why did WWE Take Down Bret Hart’s Documentaries

The reason why the WWE took some of them down was that Hart actually owned some of the matches from Stampede Wrestling, according to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

In 2005, Hart gave WWE permission to use the footage from his Stampede Wrestling days. However, any new footage couldn’t be used by WWE unless Hart gave permission. WWE fought for the Stampede Wrestling footage and outbid The Fight Network.

However, Hart already owned all of his matches way before WWE did. He also owns man of his promos that he cut during that time. WWE used some fo that footage in the Hart Dynasty DVD. Hart did not make WWE take the DVD down as some of Hart’s family members still work for the company.

Hart went to speak to WWE Senior Director of Talent Relations Mark Carrano about the footage being used again in another documentary. Mark told Hart that WWE owns the footage. Hart then proceeded to text Vince McMahon. Vince realized that Hart actually owned the footage.

He reportedly apologized and ordered all the documentaries to be taken down. Hart also had his match with Kid Dynamite from Stampede Wrestling taken down this past week. The Match was on the WWE Network. He texted Vince and Triple H.

After reviewing it, Vince had the match taken down. Bret Hart most likely gave permission to the WWE to use his footage in the 2005 documentary. However, they probably did not get permission to use it on the WWE Network.