One can finally put an end to the speculation regarding Bret Hart returning to WWE--it is going to happen. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter confirmed that Hart has signed a deal with WWE that makes him available as an on-air character from 1/1/10 through 4/10/10; it essentially means he will work with WWE until just past WrestleMania. When asked about the situation, Hart "simply told us that he wasn’t going to lie about anything and thus wasn’t going to say anything on the story," noted the Observer. Talk within WWE circles about bringing Bret Hart back hit a high point earlier this year. Though it is not known if The Hitman ever actually expressed interest in the idea, one storyline plan called for Donald Trump to name Hart the permanent general manager during the period in which he "owned" RAW. At press time, the belief is that Hart will first emerge on television under the guise of a RAW guest host. A storyline would then result in him working for several months, with the latest indication being that he will work at least one actual match.