TSN has posted a big piece on the Bret Hart interview, which includes some of the things he has to say about other WWE superstars in Part 2 of the interview. Here's some of the juicy stuff:
...Whether or not Hart discusses his peers in the books is still unknown. But he did not hold back talking to Off The Record’s Michael Landsberg about them. The Hitman was perfectly comfortable praising the work of wrestlers like The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. “I have nothing but high regards for Steve,” said Hart, who worked a great feud with him in 1997. “He was and is a real hard worker. The same goes for Rock. I looked at him when he first came in and said to myself ‘that is the guy who will take my spot.’ He’s good looking, has a great smile and comes from a great wrestling background.”
The Hitman also had some fair advice for The Rock and his movie career. “He should do whatever makes him happy,” he said. “Don’t be a slave to the business.”
It didn’t come as any surprise that Hart didn’t have kind words for WWE veterans Triple H and Shawn Michaels. “I always thought Hunter was an ass-kisser,” he said in Part 2 of his OTR interview. “He wasn’t a straight guy, he was never one of the boys.”
His thoughts on Michaels haven’t changed too much, either. "He was a two-faced lying chicken s—t," said Hart. “I don’t know how he is now, but I’d think people don’t change that much. He’ll bury the hatchet with you and stab you in the back 10 minutes later. You have to be strong and confident to succeed in the business. But Shawn was very insecure, very weak as a person.”
Hart had some equally tough times in WCW after defecting from WWE following the Survivor Series incident. “Eric (Bischoff) – whom I really like as a person – had no idea what he was doing,” said Hart. “He was like the guy behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz, working on everything. But it was the most screwed up place I’ve ever worked in. They couldn’t have done a worse job. Vince once said that WCW wouldn’t know what to do with Bret Hart, and he was right.”
Despite the fact that Hart won’t return to wrestling, the sports entertainment legend admitted there was one match he would have loved to see on pay-per-view. “I’d wrestle Vince,” he said with a bit of a smirk. “In a loser goes to hell match.”
The whole article, along with the video of Part 1 of the interview, can be found here. Thanks to Matt for pointing this out to me.
(edited by BrewGuy on 12.2.03 1722)
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In case anyone is wondering what the former WCW referee is up to... http://www.necwwrestling.com/Profiles/Dickinson.htm I met the guy once and he seemed pretty nice. He had a program with Perry Saturn I believe.