In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer has provided some additional details on the deal Bret Hart and WWE have.
Meltzer reveals that Hart only has a merchandising contract with WWE although it remains unclear if this allows him to appear elsewhere, such as AEW.
“Bret Hart said that his only deal with WWE is a merchandising deal and not any other deal. AEW was under the impression he could not appear for them due to his deal with WWE. We don’t have it clear whether Hart could legally appear on an AEW broadcast or not, past AEW believed he was not legally available to them. It would make sense for him to be in Las Vegas for the Owen Hart tournament finals, but as we noted, as of last week it didn’t appear that was going to be the case.”
Meltzer also mentioned that Martha Hart, Owen Hart’s widow will be appearing at the upcoming Double or Nothing to honor her late husband.