Last week, WWE Hall of Famer Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart spoke about the problems with current-day WWE, saying he believes UFC currently offers a better pro wrestling product than pro wrestling itself. In a great interview with Notts TV, Hart expanded on those comments, explaining the problem as a glorification of part-timers over the core talent that “pulls the wagon” of the company.
“This year [there’s] something very wrong about all the part timers like Undertaker and Brock Lesnar getting the main-event spots, and Shane McMahon’s working in a cage with, you know … he’s not even a wrestler, wrestling with Undertaker and getting qualified as a wrestler. Like, I don’t know how a promoter’s kid gets that kind of qualification of being a main event with Undertaker, and as much of a great job as Undertaker did of carrying him …
But just, to me, from a storyline standpoint, Vince McMahon’s son got the main event spot, Triple H has got the 1,000th time world champion spot, he’s making the top money, Brock lesnar’s making top money. They’re working twice a year, three times a year, five times a year, and then you look at Cody Rhodes, and Kevin Owens, and Natalya, and all these people that’re slogging it out day-in day-out, week-in week-out, all across the world, all around the country, every part of the world, traveling every day, and they’re all in the opening matches, they’re on the pre-card.
You know, I think there’s something wrong with the logic of that, and it bothers me, it offends me a lot. I think it’s … they forget who’s pulling the wagons, it’s all these guys that’re doing all the work all year round, they give all the money spots to these guys that’re part timers, it’s just not right.”
You can (and should) watch the full interview here, as it features his thoughts on Chyna going into the Hall of Fame, Goldberg ending his career with a reckless kick, and more.