The long-standing war of words between wrestling legend Bret Hart and former WCW Executive Vice President Eric Bischoff continued on this week’s episode of Bischoff’s 83 Weeks podcast, with Easy E viciously ripping into The Hitman.
Responding to Hart’s criticism of WCW’s drug policy in interviews conducted back in 1993, Bischoff went off on a tirade about him.
“This is typical of Bret Hart, then and now. If Bret doesn’t have somebody to bury, criticise or blame, he can’t really have much of a conversation. He doesn’t have much to say.”
Despite this decidedly strong opinion, Bischoff claims that Hart’s views did not bother him:
“It didn’t resonate with me, I think partially because WWE, Vince McMahon, federal court, indicted, drug distribution, goes back a long time. That is not the WWE of today, but we are going back to 1993.
Let’s talk about drug abuse in WWE back in 1993 and guys like Shawn Michaels. Let’s talk about the steroid abuse and the allegations and indictments. I think Bret was probably trying to clear the smoke in his own room and creating it in somebody else’s as much as anything.”
With the accusations towards Hart levelled, Eric Bischoff then went in for the kill, deriding Bret Hart for (in his opinion) continuously burying others and dismissing him as a negative person:
“To add to that, that is just Bret. I’ll paraphrase Bret. I’ll actually use his words in this context. I don’t mean to say anything bad about anybody, but Bret has a tendency to be a whiny b****. It is what it is. I told you a few months ago, last time I saw Bret I said I was going to take the high road. But he continues to rehash all this negative nonsense and bury people.”
Not that Bischoff is bothered by Hart and his opinions, as he went on to explain:
“It doesn’t make me angry. That’s Bret. Whether he is burying Ric Flair or whether he is burying Mick Foley or Vince McMahon or Eric Bischoff or Bill Goldberg, he is just a negative, miserable guy. That’s how he goes through his daily life. He was doing that in 1993 and he is still doing it today.”
Do not be surprised to see The Hitman respond to this latest verbal assassination from his former boss as this feud – now almost 20 years in – runs on and on.