WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart recently did an interview on CBS Sports’ In This Corner podcast to talk about several professional wrestling topics. “The Hitman” offered his thoughts on the way wrestlers are treated in WWE. Hart says that those who work as employees in WWE have better benefits than the wrestlers do:
“Employees who work for WWF they have better benefits than the wrestlers do. The ones they should take care of is the wrestlers. They still don’t take care of the wrestlers the way they should. I think that’s a real shame.”
Hart then discussed Vince McMahon’s relaunch of the XFL. He said the only reason the venture is even possible is due to the success of the wrestlers, who in reality are funding the project, and they won’t see a dime of profit from it either. To add insult to injury, he thinks XFL players will receive better treatment than WWE wrestlers as well:
“They’re gonna put millions of dollars into the XFL, another one,” Hart continued. “We all know that’s being paid for by the wrestlers, by the wrestling industry. But none of that is gonna filter down to any of the wrestlers. That’s gonna filter down to a bunch of football players being padded with football contracts and they’re gonna have special doctors and they’ll get all the things the wrestlers never got.
“They will be treated like the finest cattle you know animals, you know the treatment they will get is heads and tails above what the wrestlers will get. The wrestlers will get chicken feed at the bottom. If they get injured, they get sent off. It’s a very cut and dry world in pro wrestling.”
You can listen to Bret Hart’s full interview on the In This Corner podcast by clicking this link here.
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