Bret Hart Continues To Rant About Triple H (Video)

Arda Ocal spoke with former WWE Superstar Bret “Hitman” Hart after his recent comments about Triple H being an overrated, mediocre wrestler.

“There’s nothing to read between the lines. Take what I said and that’s my opinion. It’s not really fair to take it and make too much of an issue,” Hart said. “I only worked with Triple H from about 1992/3 to ’97. I haven’t worked with him since then. It’s not really fair for me to assess his abilities over the last ten years. But, my knowledge of him is – I still say he’s a decent wrestler. I wouldn’t put him in the top 1,000 great wrestlers.”

“To me, he was a very mediocre wrestler and I never saw him contribute an idea in my life. Whereas, I can look at different wrestlers and say, ‘They contributed ideas and made suggestions that were valid and helpful to constructing a decent match.’ But, I never saw any genius coming out of Triple H, nor in his matches.”

Regarding Triple H’s Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker at last year’s WrestleMania, he said, “I look at the match he had last year with Undertaker, like I said in that interview I was quoted as saying, ‘I give it a four out of ten.’ I think that was generous. It was a four out of ten. But, you have to understand Undertaker was hurt and there were circumstances that maybe I’m not privy to. So, I wouldn’t make too much of it; it’s just an opinion.

“But, the question was sort of, ‘Do I think that Triple H can carry the torch for the company and be the genius that Vince was?’ And, maybe he can, maybe he can’t. Let’s hope he can. But, if he can’t, it won’t be that big of a surprise to me because I never saw any great genius come out of him all the years I knew him.”

Asked if he knows if Triple H is aware of his comments and if their relationship will suffer because of what he’s said, Hart replied, “We don’t have that much of a relationship.”

He continued, “It doesn’t matter to me – he can speak his mind about me and I can speak my mind about him. I can speak my mind about Shawn Michaels or Triple H. I think what people expect from me and they always get from me is the truth. At least my honest opinion. Too bad for someone who takes exception to that.”

Also in the interview:

– Bret comments on his appearance at the Montreal Screwjob panel at the Royal Rumble and if he’s sick of telling that story. “Sometimes in talking about it you get a new perspective on it.”

– He says it doesn’t bother him that Shawn doesn’t really remember the incident. “It doesn’t surprise me. Shawn had his problems back then.”

– Having high praise for Alberto Del Rio and accepting his new nickname the “Canadian Del Rio”

Here’s the interview:

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  • ThurgoodSinbad

    The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. Bret is entitled to his own opinions, opinions that I happen to agree with 100%.

    • Nicolai

      Agreed, but not even top 1,000!? That’s a bit harsh.

      • ThurgoodSinbad

        Definitely harsh.

        • Nicolai

          I love how my profile stalker even thumbs me down on such a harmless comment. Lol

          • fatneal

            i have one of those too lol…never comments just thumbs down

          • Nicolai

            Hahahha it least we have fans!

      • matt1

        Harsh yes… But I have a feeling Bret is tired of the way WWE has been bringing him back and using him lamely..and maybe a bit cranky

  • Y2J

    Maybe it’s just me, but this seems to be getting an awful lot of publicity for him just stating his opinion, I know Bret can’t wrestle anymore, but makes you wonder.

  • Bushwald Sexyface

    Not in the top 1,000 now too, on top of the rest that was said? What the fuck is wrong with Bret? Seriously, if that is what he REALLY thinks about Hunter, he’s a lot dumber than I would have ever thought him to be.

    • fatneal


  • Scott Kinnard

    Top 1000 is a bit harsh. However, me personally, I wouldn’t put HHH in the top 25 of all time. And at the same time, I wouldn’t put Bret Hart in the top 5 of all time. He barely cracks the top 10

    • Kris Mystery

      I totally disagree… Bret was a hell of a wrestler… both technically and physically. I’d def say top 5.


        I put Kurt Angle up there too, no matter his demons..that guy along with Bret is just naturally gifted and driven to be the best.

    • Jay Jayerson

      I agree with Bret not cracking top 10 but with the asterisk and sidenote: Because he didn’t work enough top matches.

  • DigitalWWE

    Considering he didn’t say Top 1000 in the WWE but of all time anywhere. I wouldn’t either there have been tons and I mean TONS of wrestlers better than HHH.

  • Jay Jayerson

    As a canadian fan Ive supported Bret over the years. But lets be clear about where this opinion is coming from. A guy who is sore that instead of being the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be, hes the best that kinda almost was. I mean really. What other main eventer like Bret has had such a short career? And then to be retired while putting over a steroid jacked no charisma tool like Goldberg.

    Meanwhile. Triple H, may not be the top performer of all time, but he did something better than most, he helped put people over. And he’s cut some memorable promos. Much like John Cena, it got tiring hearing the same thing for such a long time, but is that HIS fault they kept leaning on him like that?

    Triple H vs Stone Cold, Taker, Shawn. All some of the best matches Ive ever seen. Does it really matter if their high flying or slugging it out? As long as you’re on the edge of your seat cheering for someone. Mission accomplished no?

    Bret’s just sore the matches were a little more slugfest and a little less “execution” in essence the fans, and buy rates telling a story that Bret didnt want to hear. In the end, this is all just probably a work. Bret’s running the Shield or something and this is all just some lead in for it.

    But what do I know? Im just a mark.

    • Grey Avatar

      Firstly, in regards to HHH, who has he put over? Literally 2-3 guys in all the years he’s been there. Bret gave his opinion, like you are now. People made a big deal out of it and he’s clarifying, again, that it is his opinion. He’s entitled to it. From what I’ve heard it’s an opinion shared by by some in the wrestling world. Jim Cornette has said he’d rather ‘watch a dog lick its balls’ than watch HHH’s ‘long boring promo’s’ and he’s ‘the guy that worked with the guy that drew money’. Ivory called HHH ‘wrestling’s best supporting actor’. The very fact you’re subtly implying HHH to be superior than Bret Hart, either as a worker or a draw, is, while your opinion, hilarious.

      • fatneal

        this whole “hhh buries talent” that the internet likes to throw around as if there wrestling experts with insider knowledge is fuckin stupid and untrue…im not the biggest bret or hhh fan but hhh deserves more respect than just some guy who married the bosses daughter and was handed an opportunity…its ridiculous and IMO bret deserves less respect for taking his character too serious and being a disgruntled bigot…he talks with this heir of condescension as if he is a all knowing wrestling god who invented the sport and im personally sick of it

        • Jay Jayerson

          Id like to see a list of these people. They say it happened a lot so I guess asking for a short list of 10 guys wouldnt be too much to ask?

      • Lester Foxx

        Kinda agree with you. Losing to someone isn’t “put that someone over”. You can win a match while still being buried and you can lose a match while being pushed. Take last SS as example. Lesnar beat HHH by doing low blow, then saying he quit at the next Raw for like 30 seconds. While HHH had like 20 to 30 minutes on that show getting ovations after ovations from fans. That’s not putting Lesnar over, that’s a way to bury Lesnar.

      • Jay Jayerson

        I never said he was superior. I said he was different. And frankly, if your opinion of HHH being lower caliber is 100% true, how come he managed to so easily “bury” these loads of performers who were clearly better in every way? Because he was with Shawn and company? Because at work you would stick your neck out for a shitty lazy coworker and expect it to work out for you? Because he banged Steph? Last time I checked most fathers weren’t to pleased to find out one of their employees has been schtupping their hot daughter. When did they get married for real? Id have to say HHH had been in the WWF/WWE for a few years by then.

        “The very fact you’re subtly implying HHH to be superior than Bret Hart, either as a worker or a draw, is, while your opinion, hilarious.”

        I never said that all. This is what I said:

        “Bret’s just sore the matches were a little more slugfest and a little less “execution” in essence the fans, and buy rates telling a story that Bret didnt want to hear. In the end, this is all just probably a work.”

        I said that it was a cause of the times that HHH ended up in the spot he did. The Attitude Era was just starting to fire on all cylinders. And fans were really getting into it. Not to mention. If you want to compare the numbers of years spent on tv by both there is no comparison. Referenced in my first paragraph.

        In that same interview with Cornette. He went on a rant about how ECW ruined things to an extent. Both ruining injury angles and taking the spot light away from specific performers by nurturing the ECW chant. So really. Is it HHH you dont like? Or the Attitude Era style of wrestling that he was so heavily involved in?

        Im not going to imply your stupid for not understanding what I said. I will however point out that it has the air of common petty quibbling most netizens resort to in online discussions such as these. Twisting statements away from their posters original intent. And then mocking them for it. Its a rather petty tactic and brings down the quality of your discourse.

        • Grey Avatar

          If you had read what I had written, you’d notice I never once mocked you, in fact you’re the one that’s coming off as a narcissistic fan boy who thinks their opinion is infallible. Also, if you insist on being condescending, at least make sure to spell *you’re correctly.

  • Lobo

    You people need to understand Bret is talking about pure wrestling ability. Bret takes wrestling way to seriously. He once said “How good is Stone Cold if I beat him every time we wrestled”

    Triple H might not be top 1000 in pure wrestling ability, but Bret isn’t factoring in gimmick, personality or entertanment .Triple H as an entertainer was one of the greats, like him or hate him.

    • Lester Foxx

      can’t agree. The way he talks makes me sleepy. And not only, him, Orton and Batista all uses that slow-while-pointless way when they get on the mic.

      Well, that kinda works for the maniac Orton gimmick I suppose…

    • matt1

      Lobo is correct..

  • 7 year old boy

    I am Canadian as well but I seriously think he just wants to be relevant again.

  • logic

    Hardly a “rant.” He maturely responds to the question with his opinion. No wonder people get all worked up with headlines like this.

    • Bushwald Sexyface

      This is the 2nd time within the past few days a story has come out about Bret talking about Hunter…hence why it’s described as a “rant” now.

      • Mr 561

        Bret makes some highly controversial comments about Triple H in this interview .. He does it in a very laid back manner, but this is news .. Not in the top 1,000? Never had a great match and never innovated anything? That’s a rant … I wouldn’t call the subject line misleading, but everybody’s entitled to their opinions

  • appleaction

    lol i dont even know 1000 wrestlers. that was over the top.

  • Paul Rotando

    My gut reaction to this is that Bret could learn a lot from HHH about putting people over.

  • Orestis

    For all of you that don’t know about it HHH knew about the montreal screwjob!You can take a guess now why he doesn’t like him that much, even though he is entitled to his opinion and partly i agree.Also most of you keep mentioning not having hhh even in top 1000wrestlers.He was clearly exaggerating.Just saiyan(saying)!

  • logic

    My message got deleted because I felt the headline was misleading. Wow. Again, he is not ranting- just stating his opinion. No wonder people get riled up about things with headlines like this.

  • Clare McFadden

    I’m sorry but I agree with Bret – Triple H is a brown-noser. As for Shawn Michaels… he’s had his demons he’s dealt with them and he and Bret buried the hatchet, I don’t have an opinion on him any more. I met Bret at a book signing in Glasgow in 2009… very nice guy got a photo taken with him.

  • Reality

    In terms of pure wrestling, I wouldn’t put HHH in the top 1000 “of ALL time” (all around the world) either. I understand Bret is answering a question, clarifying things here, but the more he’ll talk about this, the worst his relationship with WWE might become

  • SmokeOnTheWheel.

    Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, lets just leave it as it is. There are probably fans who agree and disagree, probably some fans who thought Bret was a bad wrestler, we all cant agree on the same things, we all have to learn to accept it.

  • WWEFan4Life

    Jesus, this just makes Bret one hell of a hypocrite

  • WWEFan4Life

    Another example why Bret Hart is horrible,HHH not in top 1000?, way too harsh.. if he said John Cena, maybe I could relate to him more

  • fatneal

    im already not the biggest bret mark so its not hard at all for me to feel bret is way over the top…bret was a great wrestler but that was it…theres plenty to be said about his stale character, his backstage politics, his lack of mic skills, and his inability to innovate as the “sport” started to change….everyone has flaws brets just being a dick or setting up some storyline

  • Junaid Bokhari

    Do you guys or does Bret Hart himself know what the most important and the greatest match ever is in the history of pro wrestling? Its Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant. If you consider your so called “in ring technical ability”, that match would not even have been a 1/10. Yet, its the greatest match that ever took place. That speaks volumes on how much technical in ring ability solely means in order to create a “GREAT” match. I said it before, I’ll say it again, Bret is just a bitter old man who failed to move on unfortunately.

  • Peter Jones™

    Brett hart Is just sad, bitter and pathetic now! I used to worship him now I despise him!

  • Bertaut

    Bret Hart bitching. Now there’s something you don’t see every day. Without his beefs, this guy has nothing but bad hair.



  • Johrdann Miller

    hunter is better than you hart!!

  • Seth Bob

    HHH > Bret Hart

  • Ken Iceguy

    hhh is a great wrestler , future hall of famer , he did had great matches when he’s losing them lol BUT i think Bret is shooting on HHH because of his backstage tricks, Bret is burying HHH ,i mean face it HHH is some what evil , he’s still mad the fact rock and austin over shadowed him in the attittude era who remembers the 1996 MSG incident the curtain call he took punishment by vince and watch Rock and austin get pushes and became champion before him ,why is HHH burying guys well he refuse to see another Rock or austin it’s a nightmare to HHH or maybe he’s change and put his ego aside who knows , BUT HHH was never a Draw he works with the guy thats draws the money , YET WWE was trying to make it seem like he’s better then austin and rock or mainly the rock, hhh is going to run the company i hope hhh treats the talents right , damm i mis shane mcmahon

  • Reality

    Reading the comments here, I sadly notice that people still can’t make the difference between entertainment and pro wrestling… HHH is really good in entertainment, and not so good in wrestling (well he’s good/decent, not great). People still don’t get it.

    “Do you guys or does Bret Hart himself know what the most important and
    the greatest match ever is in the history of pro wrestling? Its Hulk
    Hogan vs Andre the Giant. If you consider your so called “in ring
    technical ability”, that match would not even have been a 1/10. Yet, its
    the greatest match that ever took place” Junaid Bokhari

    People can’t even see the irony of this post.
    Greatest match in sports entertainment? One of them, definitely. In pro wrestling? Retarded.

    Hope people see it now. If not: go watch the “WTF” episode of South Park, it basicallly says the same thing but in a more caricatural way.

    • Bushwald Sexyface

      And to say Hunter isn’t in the top 1000 “wrestlers” of all time is just laughably insane. No, he’s not the greatest technically but he’s still a hell of a lot better than most that have come and gone.

  • WCWPunk

    Chris Jericho is the Best in the World. No wait, CM Punk is the Best in the World. Hold on, wait at minute,…… Bret “The Hitman” Hart is the Best there is, the Best there was, and the Best there ever will be. Really? :O

  • I’ve still got it

    Talk about an overblown story…

  • Peter Griffin

    Guess bret forgot to take his medication ….

  • jackhandy

    Bret Hart loves his pro wrestling and those who can work a solid match, come up with innovative ideas, and can tell a good story in the ring, example how he praised Del Rio he’d still say the same thing about him even if they don’t get along in reality. I don’t hear anything about Hart getting personal about HHH. He’s only giving his opinions on HHH’s body of work in the ring that’s all. Mind you how funny and brilliant if this is all an angle and Bret Hart can actually shock us and be medically clear and healthy to work a match against HHH maybe come summerslam lol.

  • john

    i love the hitman especially being a fellow canadian but he comes off as bitter sometimes. I agree with him though hhh is not a great wrestler but thats just my opinion

  • Truth

    Well i think this bret Hart thing is a work for Triple H and Brock lesnar Fued.

    Bret saying him he is not best and Triple H will prove by beating brock lesnar, although this match should not happen second time.

  • morrisonfanone

    Oh, Bret hang it up. He’s starting to sound like a bitter old man. Never thought I’d say about him.