Bret Hart Continues to Trash Hulk Hogan: “He’s Never Gonna be the Hulk Hogan of Wrestling… But I Ended Up Being the Guy That Changed Wrestling.”

Published 12/20/2021, 7:30 AM EST


WWE Hall of Famer Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart has had sour memories with the fellow Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan. Even though the two wrestlers shared the ring together in WWF/WWE and in WCW, The Hitman has been vocal about Hogan’s in-ring abilities.

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WWE Chairman Vince McMahon wanted larger-than-life characters like Hulk Hogan, Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage, The Ultimate Warrior as his company’s champion.

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However, in a recent interview, Bret revealed that WWE didn’t want someone like him to replace Hogan’s place to be the face of the company. Furthermore, Hart confessed that not only did he take Hogan’s place but became the best wrestler to ever do so.

Sitting for an interview with ‘Q in CBC‘, the former WWE champion confessed that wrestlers like The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan have faded away in the past and people do not remember them like people remember Bret Hart.

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Bret Hart dethroned Hulk Hogan

Back in 1992, when Bret won the WWE title for the first time, a good deal of backstage personnel believed that he could never replace Hogan and his aura inside the ring.

However, in the recent interview, Bret claimed that not only did he replace Hogan, but he also became a much bigger face of the company because of his in-ring technical abilities.

“When I became world champion, which is in 1992. I was really the guy that had to pull the sword out of the stone. And I had to be a guy to maybe move on past Hulk Hogan and move into a different era of wrestling.”

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“It’s like people always go he’s never gonna be the Hulk Hogan of wrestling. You know it’s a step in the wrong direction and you could say whatever you want today, but I ended up being the guy that changed wrestling.” he said.

When Bret became the face of the company, it was something different for the WWE Universe, as he was a technician in the ring and had the ability to tell a story while fighting.

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This was something that was missing in the champions before him. Do you agree with Bret’s claim of being better than Hulk Hogan? Let us know in the comments.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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