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Bret Hart Regrets In-ring Past with Triple H, Talks About Wrestling Changing and More

– WWE Classics recently interviewed Hall of Famer Bret Hart to promote the WWE ’13 video game. Here are some highlights:

WWE.COM: What do you think are the lasting effects of The Attitude Era on WWE today?

BRET HART: Well, just about everybody I know talks about that being the last great era of wrestling. For me as a fan, I loved all the stuff Austin did with me and with Vince McMahon. Austin has such a great character that I really enjoyed following his career even after mine was over. I enjoyed all the stuff he did after I left the company.

Even when I was with him in 1997, I thought the stuff I did with Austin was as good as it gets — the match we had at WrestleMania 13, all the promos we did, the Street Fight Match. There was this conviction we both had to make it real, to make everyone really feel that these were real — kind of like what the UFC projects today. We were doing a better job of doing it back then.

WWE.COM: Is there an Attitude Era Superstar you didn’t have a match with who you would want to face in the ring?

BRET HART: If I could go back in time, I would have loved to have done more with Triple H. He blossomed into a bigger star after I left.

I regret, looking back now, that we didn’t have more matches, or better matches or at least one pay-per-view match where we could have really showed our best stuff — or at least, I did. He’s a guy that he and I had some situation together, and I think it worked well on Monday Night Raw, but we never really had the chance to show what we could really do.

WWE.COM: Since The Attitude Era is such a huge part of “WWE ’13,” is there anything specific you feel THQ does to capture the essence of that time?

BRET HART: I think they capture the whole emotion [of the time]. There was a lot of energy in The Attitude Era, where a lot of the great wrestlers that are in “WWE ’13” were in their prime. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels and even myself. I know for a fact I had the best matches of my career in 1997, so I think that’s what you look for in the game — to bring back that whole nostalgia of what that era was and how we were all firm believers in our own directions and destiny.

It was uncharted waters back then, and we were all really stepping up. I think you look at all of us, from Shawn, Triple H, Undertaker — we all progressed starting from that period.

Something happened in 1997 that changed the whole industry at least for the next five, six or seven years. It wasn’t about the 24-inch arms and the cartoon characters anymore. It was about the wrestling and what we were doing in the ring, physically.

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  • JamesBooth

    “Something happened in 1997 that changed the whole industry at least for the next five, six or seven years. It wasn’t about the 24-inch arms and the cartoon characters anymore. It was about the wrestling and what we were doing in the ring, physically.”
    Yeah right exactly, problem is today it’s the other way round.

  • Opie

    Bret Hart vs Triple H would’ve been Awesome in Late 1999 or 2000 When Triple H was at his prime and was the Top Heel in the Attitude Era, Too Bad that Bret was in WCW during that time

  • Lisa

    The attitude era sucks

  • Opie

    I would love nothing more than to see Kharma destroy Lisa

  • joe

    opie who the fuck is lisa?

  • Opie

    @joe some skank who hates on every great talented wrestlers

  • joe

    oh..lol i thought maybe you meant lita

  • Brody Lawrence

    Sometimes I just don’t get Bret Hart. In his book he wrote just 4 years ago he panned Shawn Michaels & HHH as backstage politickers and “snakes with yellow stripes on them” I believe were his exact words. Now he can’t say enough nice things about them. If he’s mellowed with age and has learned to forgive & forget fine but he kind of comes across as a hypocrite by praising Michaels & HHH now after years of calling them dirtbags.

    @Lisa The Attitude Era sucked? You claim to be a fan of The Rock then say the Attitude Era that made him a star sucked. The WWE may not even be here now if not for the Attitude Era. You’re a dumb bitch! Shut up fool!

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