Bret 'The Hitman' Hart made national headlines earlier this year by appearing on the first WWE Monday Night RAW of 2010, beginning a storyline that would carry him to Wrestlemania 26. Many suspected Hart would never be associated with the WWE, particularly on camera, after the infamous 'Montreal Screw Job' of 1997.
Hart has announced that his last contracted appearance for WWE will be the May 17 commerical-free edition of RAW from Toronto, Hart's last Canadian exposure for the company. No issues have surfaced as a reason for his departure. His initial contract has just expired and Hart leaves the company on good terms.
Since Hart has returned, he has made nice with Shawn Michaels; closed the books on his feud with Vince McMahon by defeating him at WM26 and helped launch his niece and nephews, the Hart Dynasty, as the new Unified Tag Team Champions.
Nothing forecloses a 'Hitman' return in the future. Hart appeared to genuinely have a good time in his brief return, both on camera an in interviews. He may end up a special attraction player like Steve Austin, who will resurface usually at least once a year for the company.
The guest host for the 5/17 Raw has yet to be announced.