Former WWE star Bret “Hitman” Hart, who was attacked while giving his Hall of Fame acceptance speech Saturday in New York, released his first comments on the incident on Instagram on Monday.
Hart, who was inducted as part of The Hart Foundation tag team, said “What a wild weekend to say the least! First of all I want to thank WWE for not only the Hall of Fame honor for myself and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, but for their hospitality with my family and friends. Regarding the ceremony, firstly I want to let everyone know that I am okay and was not injured. If there’s one thing I want everyone to take away from the Hall of Fame ceremony is not so much what happened, but how I wasn’t going to let anything stop me from completing my tribute to my best friend and our team. I’m also glad I got to join @natbynature and @thebethphoenix for their WrestleMania moment. Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts and words.”
Hart was giving a speech alongside Natalie Neidhart, daughter of his late partner, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. He walked out with Natalie and her partner, Beth Phoenix, before their tag team title match Sunday at WrestleMania.