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Bret Hart Talks About Punching Out Vince In 1997 & WWE Wasting Talent

WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart spoke with Rob McNichol of the UK Sun this week about his return to Montreal on Monday for RAW and WWE wasting great talent by focusing on making them “television stars” instead of world class pro wrestlers. Here’s what he said about:

Returning To Montreal After The Montreal Screwjob: “It was a big night,” Hart said. “I knew it was going to be, because any time I’ve gone back to Montreal for anything, it’s always been emotional. It was fitting, going full circle. I think it was important to do. I think it was more important than WWE or anyone realized.

“I think when they called me it was more to be there for Pat Patterson Appreciation Night than anything else — I love Pat and I’m a big fan of his — but it had more significance to me than that. The Montreal Screwjob was a famous, historical meltdown that in a lot of ways was my finest hour.

“WWE failed me on that day and buried the knife as far as they could. I think the little fisticuffs that happened afterwards with Vince was my finest hour. It’s not so much the physicality of it, but more that I stood my ground as a Canadian and as a professional.

“That reaction from the fans told me that I did do the right thing. These people wouldn’t feel the way they do right now and have that emotion 15 years later if I had done the wrong thing that day.

WWE Wasting Quality Talent: “They have some great wrestlers, and Tyson Kidd is as schooled as they get. Technically and mentally – as far as wrestling psychology, moves, timing – Tyson Kidd is maybe one of the best in the world,” Hart said. “There are a lot of wrestlers in that company that have not been used properly. Brodus Clay is a guy that when I first saw how he moved and how skilled he was as a big 300-pounder, and now I see him with the girls and he’s just a cartoon character. Whoever thought of that should be taken out the back and shot.

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  • Fuck Off

    I remember when Brodus Clay first debuted as the Funkasaurus. I was expecting some giant heel after the weeks upon weeks of not coming back. When he was first announced, my first thought was “What the fuck?!” Then I laughed. I liked the gimmick for a while, but I’m over it. It’s a bore now.

    As for WWE wasting talent, it’s nothing new. Vince McMahon’s unspoken motto is, “If you haven’t made me money in the past, to hell with you.” Tyson Kidd, Drew McIntyre, Justin Gabriel… All of them are regulated to Superstars when they’re healthy. They have great talent, but they don’t get a shot because they’re not John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, the Rock, etc… WWE focuses on very few storylines at a time which leaves everyone else out in limbo.

  • Kenny

    I completely agree with Bret about Brodus.

  • Twon

    Remember when Brodus first came out like a bodyguard for Del Rio? Man he showed some man beast! Now there wasting his time with this dumb ass gimmick.

  • Anonymous Raw GM

    A real professional wouldnt have had issues dropping the belt to Michaels anywhere since he was already leaving the company. A real professional wouldnt argue with his boss about not losing the belt in Canada/Japan/USA/UK wherever the hell his boss wanted him to.

  • Mark

    @Anonymous Raw GM

    Shut up.

  • Fritz

    Bret screwed Bret.

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