“He Hated Him” – Bret Hart Reveals Triple H Wanted to Ruin The Rock

Published 04/26/2021, 9:30 PM EDT
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – APRIL 1: Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson looks on during his match against John Cena during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)


The WWE Universe is blessed with an excessive amount of talent. Fans have witnessed several pro-wrestlers rise to the top, and one of them is The Rock. However, while his rise to the top was interesting to watch, he had to fight his fair shair of battles, both in-ring and backstage.

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Bret Hart appeared on The 81 Podcast and spoke in depth about the time when Triple H and Shawn Michaels wanted to ruin The Rock.

According to The Hitman, both of them wanted to ruin anybody connected to him. Therefore, when ‘The Brahma Bull’ came around, The Game and The Heartbreak Kid tried to seize the opportunity and ruin him.

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“Triple H and maybe even Shawn [Michaels], back then were pretty ruthless. You know, if someone was tied to me or connected to me, they would try to ruin them. Even Rock, Dwayne Johnson.They really tried to crack him and bust his chops while I was there. I remember telling Dwayne all the time, ‘Don’t listen to these guys. You’re a really good talent and you don’t need these guys.’”

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, enters the ring to talk smack about his upcoming opponent John Cena during the WWE Raw event at Rose Garden arena in Portland, Ore., Monday February 27th, 2012. (Photo by Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images)

It came to a point where Triple H tried to coax Bret Hart into winning the Intercontinental TitleTitle; however, he refused and let The Rock push his career forward.

“I wrestled The Rock and they wanted me to beat him in the ring. Triple H did. He wanted me to beat Dwayne Johnson and win the Intercontinental Title. I refused. ‘What do I need the Intercontinental Title for?’… I remember Triple H was sick about it because he had a thing for Dwayne and wanted to ruin him. He hated him.”

Even though HHH and Michaels allegedly tried to stop him, The Rock reached great heights within the company. To this day, he is considered one of the best Superstars to have walked the ring.

Will Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson return to WWE?

Currently, Dwayne Johnson is working on his Hollywood career while building on his entrepreneurial skills.

Coming to Hollywood, he is focusing on the shooting of Black Adam. On the other hand, he has his own tequila brand, football league, energy drinks brand, and production house.

Related: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Biopic ‘Young Rock’ Kick-Off Crosses Whopping 5 Million Viewership Mark

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JULY 13: Roman Reigns and Dwayne Johnson attend the Premiere Of Universal Pictures’ “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” at Dolby Theatre on July 13, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)

It is unlikely he will return to WWE soon. If he does, it’ll mean he will have to pause his Hollywood career for sometime and he wouldn’t opt for that.

However, he might make an appearance or two before WrestleMania goes Hollywood considering he is one of the biggest stars of Hollywood!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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