• Former WWF Wrestler Says Bret Hart Advised Him To Refuse Losing To Steve Austin
WWF Legends Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin had an epic feud in 1996 & 1997, including one of the best WrestleMania matches of all time at WrestleMania 13.
Duke ‘The Dumpster’ Droese recently spoke to ‘Kee On Sports’ and revealed that Bret Hart advised him to refuse to lose to Steve Austin.
The WWF New Generation Era Veteran, who wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from May 1994 until July 1996, took The Hitman’s advice, but now feels bad about doing so.
Here’s what Droese had to say about Bret:
“He was giving me what seemed to be good advice. I thought he was giving me good advice, especially because that time seemed to be when my contract was coming up, and that’s when I refused to work with Steve in his first match, which I explained to him why.
It wasn’t him, and we became good friends after that. But I stood up for myself in that situation and it worked.
They gave me the angle with Triple H, so I said, ‘Holy crap, there’s something to this’.
I thought Bret was giving me good advice, and I would take advice of his later on that wouldn’t necessarily be so good. I think at times he was just winding me up, but it is what it is. I was inexperienced and I didn’t know any better. I was clueless in a lot of ways.
That’s the way it was, but yeah, he did, he told me on a couple of occasions just to refuse to do it or not do the job.
That one time with Austin it definitely worked but that’s only because my contract was up.”
The incident is even funnier, if we consider the fact that Steve Austin eventually went on to become one of the greatest Legends in professional wrestling history.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 14, 1977) – WWWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1977, the World Wide Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured matches & interviews featuring the 1977 WWWF Superstars.
You can find the match-card below:
George Steele vs. Frank Williams
Ivan Putski vs. Sylvano Sousa & Jose Estrada
Jan Sheridan vs. Kitty Adams
WWWF World Champion Superstar Billy Graham vs. Ted Adams
Peter Maivia vs. Baron Mikel Scicluna
Ken Patera vs. SD Jones