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Quote WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart recently spoke with SunSport about WrestleMania 27 and felt that it didn't live up to the hype, besides Randy Orton vs. CM Punk. Here are some quotes:

"I was a little disappointed with WrestleMania to be honest. I felt it was anti-climactic."

"I was hoping The Rock would be a little more interesting than he was. I would have had him involved in the John Cena v Miz match right off the bat. My initial thinking about two months ago was that Rock was going to be working with Cena and somehow Miz would be involved, and it would be a triple threat type of match. I thought Rock needed to be in the match, not just talking about it. Don't get me wrong Rock is a great talent. Just looking at him, I think he is ready to get back in the ring. I'm sure he could have wrestled at WrestleMania and he should have done so. The excitement going in to WrestleMania this year was all tied in with Rock and when he didn't actually do anything but stand around and be a mouthpiece all night, that didn't really work. To me as a fan, if I want to see him be a mouthpiece then I'll watch one of his movies. I wanted to see him do some wrestling. I guess I just expected a little bit more."

"I also had to scratch my head and wonder how the WWE could pull the Sheamus v Daniel Bryan match and let Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole go for 30 minutes. It just seemed really crazy to me. My biggest disappointment was that two of the best wrestlers in the company, Bryan and Sheamus, didn't get a chance to show what they can do on a WrestleMania. I thought Lawler v Cole was built up really well, with most fans wanting to get their hands round Cole's neck by the time WrestleMania came. But I don't know why they went so long. It's not a match that needs to go very long. Michael Cole clearly can't actually do anything. That's the part I don't get. It should have been about four or five minutes long max. Sadly going so long, meant they really took all the light away from the other wrestlers that earned it through the year."

"He (CM Punk) has got a really good ring presence. Better than anyone else, CM Punk understands his wrestling persona. He's very serious about that character, and I like that passion that he has. It comes across in how he is day-to-day, just being around him. He's a very committed, serious professional. His match with Orton, I thought, was really credible. To put together the match the way they did I thought it complemented both wrestlers, and they really told a good story. I liked the story, I liked the finish. It had a lot of twists and turns, you weren't quite sure what was going to occur. I found myself going along with it all the way through and not knowing what was going to happen next and to me that is a good wrestling match."

Bret Harts view on some of the matches at mania, I agree with him on some stuff as to me it was a little anti climactic too, I think most fans would have rather had Rock in the match and to me the match needed him in it. Lawler and Cole went really longer than it needed and sort of was a let down on the build. He puts over CM Punk quite well, and seemed to enjoy that match, I think that was a match of the night even over Taker and Trips. I honestly could care less what Bret Hart ever thinks  but he does make some decent points in this interview.
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Quote WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart spoke with Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald this week to promote his new "Rivalries" DVD with Shawn Michaels.

He talked about some stuff not making the cut for the DVD:

"There was a lot of stuff that didn�t make the cut. I think that maybe it was redundant, but there was more talk about Shawn�s role in things and he went into much more detail about his drug problems, which was what the excuse for his behavior was back then.

That was not shown as much in the DVD. That is fine with me, and I�m not complaining about that. Maybe it was repeated enough times that they didn�t need it in there. It was sort of said in its own way anyway."

Bret also shared his thoughts on today's WWE talents:

"I see a lot of high quality in different wrestlers. I have come to be impressed with the girl wrestlers� division. I find they are much more hard working and much more entertaining than lady wrestlers ever were before. I tip my hat to the long list of girls that have really taken wrestling up a notch.

I like a lot of the smaller cruiserweight guys. I like Bryan Danielson [Daniel Bryan] and a lot of the second and third generation talent like Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton.

I sort of have a kinship with the kids that grew up with wrestling and are doing it now. The ones that are in it now, even Curt Hennig�s kid and [the British] Bulldog�s son Harry [Smith], I find myself really proud of all of them for carrying on the dream their father�s left behind."

You can read the full interview here.



I'd have prefered Shawn talking about his drug taking to be kept in so fans could know how much off his rocker he was at the time of his screwjob on Bret.

Divas have taken it up a notch? They are more entertaining than ever? I think Bret has started taking what Shawn was on in his 90s.

No surprise that Bret is high on next generation talent, being one himself.
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Quote Bret Hart spoke with Wrestle Talk TV Extra. Here are some of the things he had to say about Triple H.
 
"I have a certain amount of respect for Triple H. I remember when he first came in, I remember commenting on stuff that he did. Because I'd usually give wrestlers my thoughts and try to help them on stuff... Triple H has always been a good wrestler. But great? What is he now, a 1,000 time world champion? How great really is he?
 
"I look at [CM] Punk... I can look at certain wrestlers and I go, this guy is an innovator. Like a Rey Mysterio, who's done stuff that no one has ever thought of before. Punk has done stuff -- really unique moves and you go, 'gee I've never seen anything like that before.' They innovate all the time, and they create new sequences and moves and things.
 
"Then you look at someone like Triple H. When I look at him -- he's always had a good look as far as his body went -- he always had a pretty muscular physique. But you look at someone like Hunter and you wonder, what has he really done. One move that he ever created that nobody ever saw before or some highspots or an idea for a match... He's mostly a guy that just showed up and they made him. He's always been a decent wrestler -- I would consider him a good wrestler and pretty talented. But great? I don't know, I don't think so.
 
"What has he ever done that's great? He's never had a great match, I don't think ever. Whenever I look at Triple H's matches, including the last one he had with Undertaker -- and I don't really mean it as a knock -- but I told myself before I watched it because I'm trying to like Paul now these days, that I want to see him do something to make me think he's got greatness in him.
 
"Before Triple H wrestled Undertaker last year, I remember watching it and going, 'I can picture the whole match in my head, I can tell you exactly what this match is going to be like and how it's going to go. And I remember watching it and it went exactly how I predicted it... I thought it was mediocre at best, maybe a 4 out of 10, or 3 out of 10.
 
"I think Paul is a little overrated... overrated for being great. I can sit here and tell you that there was one match that he ever had with anybody that I thought was great. It's kind of a shame, he should have a great match somewhere with somebody. And you'd think that he would have had it by now, but I don't think he's a great wrestler."

  
Ahh, Bret. Some people think he's old and bitter now. I think he's a guy that has money and isn't afraid to speak his mind. No matter how stoopid and bias his opinions might be.
 
Bret thinks Rey is an innovator? Bret must not watch much lucha libre. Bret thinks Punk is an innovator? Bret must not watch much pureresu. Maybe he could say that each guy gave those moves their own personal style. But neither has actually "innovated" anything in the ring.
 
Now comes the interesting stuff. Bret says Triple H is not a "great" wrestler. That's a bold and ballsy move by Bret. But... I think he makes a couple of good points. How many truly great matches did Triple H have in his career?
 
The first thing that comes to most people's mind is the match vs. Undertaker. He's a guy that's held 13 world titles. He should have a massive list of 5-star matches on his resume. But he really doesn't.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/February/2013 at 13:46
I agree with Thun, Bret now has the opportunity to say what the hell he likes as he's getting on and he has all the money he needs in the bank etc.

Punk & Rey are innovators in the WWE sense of the word, but not in global wrestling so he does kind of have a point LOL

As for HHH again I agree, I think the best work HHH ever had was his feud with Mick Foley and that says a lot.

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*Most of it pasted and copied from another thread*

I've seen this interview and what wrestle talk tv extra conveniently omit was his contradictions.

During his "What move has Triple H invented" spiel Bret went on to accuse him of basically having a move set made up of everyone elses moves, but in the very next breath went on to state that it was basically a common thing, that everyone nicked from everyone else, including himself - and stated that Dynamite Kid was the one he pilfered most from. So by the end of it you were left wondering what exactly the point was that he was trying to make.

He also contradicts himself because what innovative thing did he ever do in the ring???? Anyone? Anything? Anything at all?

As per usual he also shat on Shawn Michaels, *yawn!* Love the way he always says he respects someone just before he then shits on them, kind of like the "I''m not a racist but....(insert a racist comment)" - you just know Bret's about to shit on someone whenever he does that. LOL

And he still thinks that in-ring work is the be all and end all of being a top rated Wrestling Entertainer. You'd think by now he'd have some inkling that you can be as innovative as you like in the ring, but if the rest of it isn't getting over, then you aren't going to get over.

All in all, to be honest, this interview was much like all the other interviews Bret gives which is to spend the majority of it doing his utmost to present himself as being better than anyone else who'd ever entered the Wrestling Entertainment business, that he invented innovative and so can see it more than anyone else, he contradicts himself and shits on others legacies while doing that - it also didn't help that he had a sycophantic, ass-licking interviewer hanging on every word that left Bret Hart's mouth either.

Personally speaking, I think Bret does himself more harm by giving these kinds of interviews than trying to restore the level of respect I used to have for him. But then that's just me

Also, in my opinion, Bret Hart will speak his mind against the WWE, right up until he's ready to push another DVD of his matches and then anything and everything WWE do is then right on the money according to him. Is he the only one who does that, of course he isn't - he just so happens to do the very same thing Pfft!




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Pot, kettle, black in a way because Bret has never done anything innovative and is nowhere near being considered a legend.

As for anyone questioning if Trips had great matches, you are a dumb piece of shit. Bret Hart had three matches MAX that he'll be remembered for - WM 13 where Austin's selling made the match, the WM 10 opener against Owen and the ironman where Michaels carried him an hour.

Trips has had the matches with Foley, Rock, 3 Stages of Hell with Austin, Summerslam 2000 triple threat, HIAC vs Taker & Jericho, the whole feud vs Batista, and I could go on forever.

How this utter shitbag loser can spout his bollocks time after time and still have people hanging on his word is beyond me. He doesn't have any valid points and is just a bitter old cunt who was never interesting so has to make ludicrous claims to get attention.

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His critique of HHH is spot on. HHH from 1999 till he tore his quad was indeed great. But since his return in 2002, HHH has had his share of bad matches, alot of good matches but few great matches.
 
Im also ignoring multi-man matches involving HHH because he cant be given credit when there were was more than one other person in the match to make it good. Since his return from the torn quad in 2002, I can only think of maybe 5 singles matches involving HHH that were truly great and 3 of them involve Shawn Michaels.
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Originally posted by Willy1225 Willy1225 wrote:

His critique of HHH is spot on. HHH from 1999 till he tore his quad was indeed great. But since his return in 2002, HHH has had his share of bad matches, alot of good matches but few great matches.
 
Im also ignoring multi-man matches involving HHH because he cant be given credit when there were was more than one other person in the match to make it good. Since his return from the torn quad in 2002, I can only think of maybe 5 singles matches involving HHH that were truly great and 3 of them involve Shawn Michaels.

To whom are you comparing what Triple H's great matches were and what ones weren't? Bret Hart? If you are then nigh on most of the matches Triple H had were great in comparison to his and a fair few were exceptional.

Summerslam 2002 (Street Fight) was in my opinion an exceptional match with Shawn Michaels, and so was their 3 Stages of Hell. Any matches with SCSA were great. For me the only truly shit matches Paul Levesque had were ones which included a shit gimmick such as the Pig-pen, and/or the ones where his opponent was relying solely on him to carry their sorry arses through the entire match, such as Marc Mero - but a match like that has nothing to do with the quality of work Triple H put in, but all to do with the lack of work, quality or otherwise, coming from the opponent.

When he went from being a Manchild DX member to being "The Game" and his regalia was similar to that of a Viking Warrior, he for me, rocked. He might not have been technically sound in the ring, but then according to Bret the almighty Hart no-one is compared to him, but everything else he brought to a match made up for that and more.

Bret also made me laugh in the interview when he said Triple H uses a lot of punches and brawling, which is easy wrestling - as if he'd never resorted to something like that himself *rolleyes*. But then, so what if it's easy wrestling, if it sells the character and the storyline then truly, so fucking what? I don't watch Wrestling Entertainment for a fault free display of wrestling ability, I'd watch the Olympics, for instance, for something like that. I watch Wrestling Entertainment to be entertained, even down to gimmick matches which include gimmick characters.

Seriously, Bret Hart needs to get off his "A match isn't a great match unless the wrestling is top notch" because there really is so much more to a great match in the world of Wrestling Entertainment than just quality wrestling - to a point where the wrestling doesn't have to be top notch, it just needs to be good and entertaining




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Originally posted by IDIOTdella IDIOTdella wrote:

Originally posted by Willy1225 Willy1225 wrote:

His critique of HHH is spot on. HHH from 1999 till he tore his quad was indeed great. But since his return in 2002, HHH has had his share of bad matches, alot of good matches but few great matches.
 
Im also ignoring multi-man matches involving HHH because he cant be given credit when there were was more than one other person in the match to make it good. Since his return from the torn quad in 2002, I can only think of maybe 5 singles matches involving HHH that were truly great and 3 of them involve Shawn Michaels.


Summerslam 2002 (Street Fight) was in my opinion an exceptional match with Shawn Michaels, and so was their 3 Stages of Hell. Any matches with SCSA were great.
 
Thanks for naming 2 of the 3 Shawn Michaels matches I was talking about Smile (the other was a Raw TV match on 12/29/03)
 
All Austin matches were before 2002 Smile (though they mightve had one random TV match on the Road to WM X-8
 
You really didnt disprove my point here
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Originally posted by Willy1225 Willy1225 wrote:

You really didnt disprove my point here

I wasn't trying to disprove your point. I quoted you to ask a question, of which I did.

"To whom are you comparing what Triple H's great matches were and what ones weren't? Bret Hart? If you are then nigh on most of the matches Triple H had were great in comparison to his and a fair few were exceptional"

Then I went on to dispute what Bret Hart had to say in the interview and gave examples, passed on a bit more of the interview, then ended with a suggestion for Bret Hart


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