Bret Hart Slams Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo

Daniel Van BoomAnalyst IIMarch 4, 2013


Bret Hart recently made headlines during an interview on Wrestle Talk TV where he claimed that Triple H never had a great match.

A new part of the interview has been released wherein the Hitman's cross-hairs are converged on the heads of Hulk Hogan, Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff.

Speaking of several members of TNA's key personnel, Hart stated: 

“They got all the rejects; they picked up all the trash that Vince would sweep to the side. Bischoff knows nothing; he’s an idiot. Vince Russo is a magazine writer that thought he was a wrestling expert that never had a good idea in his life. Hogan was limited, all he knew how to do was this [Hart puts his hard to his ear] and a leg drop."

Hart asserts that Hogan and Bischoff will do TNA far more bad than good:

"I've got no faith in either one of them. If anything, they're going to lose a lot of ground. They're spending a fortune on a guy who's worthless. And Bischoff's as worthless as Hogan, the two of them have zero to offer the business."

The excellence of execution isn't all criticism though; he had high praise for AJ Styles, and compares Styles in TNA to Chris Benoit in WCW:

"AJ Styles is as good a wrestler as anyone in the world. He should be wrestling in WWE, he’s spinning his tires in TNA.

"I remember telling Chris Benoit when he went to WWE, he was actually crying on the phone because he didn't want to leave WCW, and I remember telling’re never going to get the break you deserve until you go to WWE"

Same thing with AJ Styles...I just hope that AJ Styles doesn’t waste his life in TNA."

According to Hart, talented performers such as Styles and Samoa Joe have nothing to learn from Hogan:

"The only thing Hulk Hogan ever knew was how to make Hulk Hogan. He couldn't tell you how to make AJ Styles or Samoa Joe. What's Hulk Hogan going to tell Samoa Joe? He doesn't know anything to even tell him, he's got zero to offer."

When Hart said that Triple H had yet to have a great match, he came off as being very bitter. The same can be said about his comments on Hogan, Bischoff and Russo, although they may be more warranted. 

Since Hogan and Bischoff signed to TNA in 2009, they've done little to help the company progress to anything that would resemble competition for WWE.

Their creative impact has also been questionable, with both men being criticized for overusing their respective children (Brooke Hogan and Garrett Bischoff).

The Hitman and the Hulkster have a long history, and Bret has previously made accusations that Hogan didn't pass the torch down to him back in WWF, and that Hart was held back in WCW thanks to Hogan's political games.

Similarly, he's previously claimed that Bischoff had no idea what he was doing in WCW, perhaps out of his aforementioned feelings of being held back in the company. 

It's impossible to know if Hart is speaking objectively or letting personal issues cloud his judgement, but it's unlikely that this is the last time we'll hear the Hitman publicly bury his old foes.