AEW Double Or Nothing included several memorable events including the unveiling of the new All Elite World Title. Bret Hart did the honors of revealing the new title and the entire pro wrestling world took notice.
While he spoke to The Steve Austin Show, Tony Khan revealed how they came up with Bret Hart as the man who would be perfect for the job. As we previously reported Ric Flair was supposed to do it, but his health issues meant he couldn’t make it to Las Vegas.
Once they landed on Bret Hart as the man who would reveal their new top title everything seemed to fall into place.
“It just felt right. To be honest, I was on the phone with Cody one night and this was a segment that he was working on: the title segment. You saw what it became with the title segment, where my friend, Jack Whitehall introduces Bret Hart. Bret Hart: the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be came out.”
“Bret is an all-time great legend in professional wrestling, and to me, there was not anybody better for this than him. The way it happened was that Cody and I were on the phone talking about this segment, and he was like, ‘Maybe a legend brings it out?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, maybe Ric Flair or Ricky Steamboat.’ And then I was like, ‘What about Bret Hart?” Cody was like, ‘Yeah, I love it. I love it. It’s great.’ I had to reach out to him and talk to the guys to see what they think, and they all loved it.”
Chris Jericho and Adam “Hangman” Page will do battle at AEW All Out to become the first-ever All Elite World Champion. No matter who is the first actual crowned champion we will always remember Bret Hart as the man who introduced the new title to the world.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote