WWE Hall of Fame legend Bret “The Hitman” Hart has really kept himself in the news this year by insulting a number of people. Bret Hart said that Triple H was never a good wrestler, Seth Rollins is dangerous and sloppy in the ring, and the Fabulous Freebirds never deserved a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame. It almost made it look like Bret Hart was a bitter old timer and not a respectful veteran of the WWE.
It sounds like Bret Hart has finally realized that he might be going a little too far in his criticism of everyone else. Hart went to Facebook and typed in a long post where he apologized to the people that he has spoken out about. While he didn’t back down from some comments, Bret Hart did say he is not bitter and is instead speaking openly and candidly about a variety of topics.
When Bret Hart was speaking last week, the Inquisitr reported that he said that The Fabulous Freebirds did not deserve to be in the WWE Hall of Fame, especially with the number of wrestlers who are not in the WWE Hall of Fame that actually did something in the WWE. Bret Hart also called them drunks and screw-ups and said they never drew any money in wrestling.
Michael P.S. Hayes came out in a counterattack against Bret Hart and said that Hart can talk about him all he wants but not to bring up the names of the late Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy and Buddy Jack Roberts, who are no longer here to defend themselves. Bret Hart started out his Facebook retraction by talking about the Freebirds.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to formally apologize to Michael Hayes. A while back I made comments about the Freebirds not being as worthy of being in the WWE Hall of Fame as others. It was unfair for me to dismiss their contributions to the industry and they certainly did great things in Texas with the Von Erich Family. Michael Hayes always treated me with great respect, as did Terry Gordy, [Jimmy] Garvin and Buddy Roberts and I’m sorry if I disrespected any of them with my comments.”
Despite the apology, Bret Hart did emphasize that he felt there are still people who are more deserving who are not in the WWE Hall of Fame. Bret Hart mentioned names like Jim Neidhart, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, Davey Boy Smith, Dynamite Kid, “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, Rougeau Brothers, Killer Bees, Demolition, Ravishing Rick Rude, King Kong Bundy, and the One Man Gang as glaring omissions to the WWE Hall of Fame.
Up next is Seth Rollins and Triple H. Bret Hart has talked down to Triple H for years, and their animosity goes back to when Triple H was friends with Shawn Michaels during the time of the Montreal Screw Job. Bret Hart said that Triple H was never a great wrestler and never turned in a great performance in his career.
As for Seth Rollins, Bret Hart said that he is a sloppy and dangerous wrestler in the WWE and hurts too many people. Seth Rollins has injured Sting, broke John Cena’s nose, and injured Finn Balor in legitimate accidents during matches.
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“I apologize to both Triple H and Seth Rollins for any hurtful comments I made on my podcast. The reality of all this is the reason I quit doing podcasts in general, because they’re for the most part an outlet for negativity, and have left me with a reputation as being angry and bitter. I’m not, I’d spoke candidly and openly but it’s no excuse for minimizing other wrestlers or their contributions.”
Bret Hart wasn’t taking back what he said about Seth Rollins and Triple H and actually said he was being candid with his statements. However, it is always nice when someone as respected with the WWE Universe as Bret Hart offers an olive branch and admits when he might have been a little too outspoken publicly.
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