Bret Hart On Joining WCW: ‘I’m Sorry That I Ever Went There’
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Bret Hart was a guest on WWE Backstage on Tuesday night where he looked back on various things in his legendary career in the pro wrestling business.
During the appearance, the WWE Hall of Famer reflected on his time in WCW. Of course, he joined the rival promotion after Vince McMahon broke his contract after signing him to a 20-year deal due to financial issues.
This is where Hart noted that he regrets going to WCW due to the way that he was treated there.
“The funny thing about it is I remember Vince saying that to me, WCW would never know what to do with a Bret Hart. It’s like after about three or four months there, I realized how incredibly true that was. They really didn’t know what to do with me.
“They had no appreciation for my skills or for my abilities. I remember often going to Eric Bischoff going, ‘how about throwing me with this guy? How about putting me with Booker T? How about I do this?’ They would always come up with the most lame reason why I couldn’t wrestle you [Booker T] because you were wrestling someone else. I remember going, ‘that’s not even a reason.’ They really didn’t know what they were doing. I’m not sure what the politics of all that.”
“If I could do it all over again, I think I’d try to figure out a way to stay in WWE. Knowing what I know about WCW, I’m sorry that I ever went there.”
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) June 17, 2020