• “I really roll my eyes at how pathetic wrestling is today” – Bret Hart
During a recent interview with HN Live to promote his son’s own wrestling promotion in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, WWF Legend Bret Hart revealed that he can not watch (main stream) pro-wrestling anymore these days, because it lost its way since the good old days.
Here’s what The Hitman had to say:
“It’s all more about the glitz, the introduction and going out to the ring and going on a ramp, lights and fireworks. All that’s great and I love all that stuff too and it’s almost like a different world than the wrestling that my dad used to put on.
It was very black and white in the sense it was just good guys and bad guys. I just think the old kind of wrestling is sorely missed by a lot of people. It’s like, you know, if the old wrestling was around, like my dad’s wrestling, we’d come see it kind of thing.
I’m trying to advise my son Dallas and help him deliver the kind of wrestling show that I would enjoy watching more, you know, where the wrestler actually knows what a headlock is rather than sort of doing this scripted ballet of leaping and twirling and dancing around like a bunch of ballet dancers.
I don’t really enjoy today’s wrestling for those reasons. They’ve lost a lot of steps towards the reality or credibility of wrestling.
Wrestling always, in my opinion, needs to pretend to be real. It needs to pretend really hard to be real, always has pretended really hard almost to the point that you believe it is real. I think wrestling is so far-fetched today.
When I think of WWE, for example, and I see 20 wrestlers crowd together outside on the floor of the ring and some guy runs over and dives over the top rope and knocks them all down like bowling pins, I really roll my eyes at how pathetic wrestling is today.
From top to bottom, all the top wrestlers and all the middle and bottom wrestlers in WWE and AEW all slapping on their legs on every punch and every slap, it’s to the point now where I can’t watch wrestling today.
Sadly, it’s getting too phony. I really question the direction that the people that are in charge.”
Bret Hart wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1984 until he got screwed in Montreal at the end of the Survivor Series 1997 pay-per-view.
During his time in the WWF, The Hitman won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship (5x), the WWF Intercontinental Championship (1x) and the WWF World Tag Team Championship (2x), but is also the only 2-time WWF King of the Ring in history.
He was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 and again as part of The Hart Foundation in 2019.
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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 10, 1993) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Civic Center in North Charleston, South Carolina and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1993’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Jim Duggan vs. Barry Horowitz
Papa Shango vs. David Clements
Tito Santana vs. the Brooklyn Brawler
Lex Luger vs. Dale Wolfe
Kamala vs. Duane Gill
Bob Backlund vs. Anthony Howard