Bret Hart said what?
Bret Hart had some interesting things to say on a recent appearance on The Ministry of Slam, a U.K. radio show. Hart made three comments during the in-depth interview that really struck me.
When talking about some of today’s best wrestlers, you’ll never believe who the first person was that he mentioned – Shawn Michaels. No, just kidding. It was Melina. This time I'm not kidding.
“I think Melina is really creative and imaginative,” Hart said. “She’s an innovator and she comes up with some great matches. I love watching her wrestle. In a lot of ways, I think she’s the best wrestler in the world right now.”
Wow. Is she even the best female wrestler in the world? Or even in WWE? I think the key thing he said is that he “loves to watch her wrestle.” Anyone who read Hart’s book knows that he fancies himself as quite the ladies man. Sounds like he has targeted Melina as his next conquest.
When discussing his thoughts on John Cena, Hart gave Cena the highest praise possible – he compared Cena to himself.
“John Cena is like the 2010 version of Bret Hart,” he said. “Fans see him as a real decent, upstanding human being.”
Now I’m not sure if he’s talking about their babyface personas or them as real people. If it’s the latter, well, I think some people might disagree with Hart’s self-assessment.
One thing I did agree with Hart on was his take on TNA booker Vince Russo.
“I think they should take Vince Russo and hang him by the neck somewhere in the back of the parking lot,” said Hart, who worked with Russo in WWE and WCW. “Vince Russo knows about as much about wrestling as Eric Bischoff does. Neither one of them knows s--- about anything. I find it really bizarre that Vince McMahon or the lady in TNA [Dixie Carter] would hire such imbeciles to call all the shots.
“I don’t have any personal grudge against Vince Russo, but I just know watching the shows that all his shows look the same. TNA has turned into sort of another version of WCW when I was with Russo there. I think the best wrestling always needs to pretend to be real, and Vince Russo’s wrestling is so pathetically far-fetched and phony that I think he does a disservice to his wrestlers and the business.”
To listen to the interview in its entirety, click here.