The excellence of elocution. Bret Hart is nothing short of a legend in wrestling with one of the finest minds in the history of the business. However, during the final years of his career, it was obvious that he wasn’t exactly thrilled with how a lot of things were going. That didn’t change during his retirement, as Hart became more and more disillusioned with the industry. Hart is now back and listing more issues he has with the current WWE product, some of which are rather interesting.

Hart was recently interviewed by talkSPORT and discussed a wide variety of topics, mainly focusing on everything that he didn’t care for in today’s wrestling business. His main issues stem from the lack of storytelling today, the Hall of Fame not including various members, and a rant against Eric Bischoff, who Hart threatens to beat up. Here are some highlights, with transcription courtesy of

On Today’s WWE Product

“I think I was a better storyteller than any of the wrestlers they’ve got today. I watched Wrestlemania this year and there’s no drama anymore. They do some amazing stuff, there are some incredible athletes, but people don’t know how to tell a story. Wrestling has it’s flows, it will change again as people get tired of the ‘phoney’ wrestling, I watched my match with Davey Boy at Wembley with some journalists in a bar and they almost bought into it like it was real. The fact that fans reacted so strongly to those two British Wrestlers (Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate) shows you it might be going back in the other direction.”

On The WWE Hall Of Fame

“Like a lot of people, if he’s not in the WWE hall of fame, then what kind of Hall of fame is it? I’m embarrassed on their part they can take so many great wrestlers and not include them in the Hall of Fame. I don’t have any problem with anyone who is in there, but I think Demolition should be in there, that Dynamite Kid should be in there, that Davey Boy should be in there. I’m embarrassed Owen isn’t in there. Owen was one of the most respected and admired in the business for his integrity alone. Why they won’t acknowledge him is beyond me?”

And On Eric Bischoff Suggesting That Bret Wasn’t Motivated In WCW

“Eric Bischoff is a total complete idiot, maybe the single stupidest idiot that ever got into Wrestling. He never came through on anything he said, he had zero ideas on Wrestling, and if you went to him with ideas he’d always have some ridiculous reason he couldn’t do it. I’ve heard him say I came there a broken man (after the Montreal Screwjob), it’s absolutely an insult to me. I wanted so hard to make a difference, I wanted to go in there and do everything I could possibly do to get even with Vince. For him to suggest that is an insult to the highest order. Don’t get me talking about Eric Bischoff, I’ll take my coat off and come out of retirement!”

You can listen to the whole interview on iTunes here.

In case you somehow don’t remember much about Hart.

Bret Hart retrospective

Opinion: Never let it be said that Hart doesn’t get upset about some of these things. The stuff about today’s product doesn’t surprise me as he’s never been a big fan of modern wrestling. He’s right about the storytelling though, as the style he was allowed to wrestle is long gone. As for the Hall of Fame, while there are some reasons behind Owen Hart and Demolition not getting in, Hart is right about the fact that they belong in there. To suggest that some of the names that are inducted are better than Owen is ridiculous and he does deserve to be inducted.

Do you agree with Hart on most of these things? Which of the names he listed should be in the Hall of Fame? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 27 wrestling books. His latest book is the NXT: The Full Sail Years Volume III: From Dallas To New Orleans.

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