Bret Hart did not have much good to say about World Championship Wrestling when discussing the company saying that they should have put him in a program with Hulk Hogan from his first night with them.
Hart joined WCW in late 1997 after leaving the World Wrestling Federation under the cloud of the infamous Montreal Screwjob. During his time in the company, Hart won the WCW World Title twice and became a 4-time WCW United States Champion. He also added to his tag team acumen by winning the WCW Tag Team Title with Goldberg.
Speaking at an Inside The Ropes Live event in October 2019, Bret Hart stated:
“It’s hard to be too angry when you’re going from WWF and suddenly in WCW where [I was] making more money than I ever knew what to do with my life. I would have figured out ways to spend it. I got a huge pay and like a jump in my pay, so I was making a lot of money and I was trying to you know – I always get annoyed when people tell me that or I hear guys like Eric Bischoff say that that I came to WCW with a broken spirit or I didn’t have any kind of heart to, you know, I didn’t desire to go for it anymore. And I was like, “That’s so not true” and makes me so mad.”
“If I ever wanted to shine or, you know, become the, you know, really show how valuable I was to a company was that I was there trying to make you – make nothing but money for them and turn the tide for them and be the wrestling champion that they maybe always were looking for. I was going to give them 100 percent and I did give them 100 percent every night that I worked, but they really were a bunch of stupid idiots. I can’t even describe how stupid they were. They were like…Idiots.”
Bret Hart continued by singling out Hulk Hogan for criticism. However, Hart believes the company should have struck while the iron was hot and have Hart work with Hogan from the jump.
“But so anyway, they did a lot to rain on my career, too, you know, it was not what it should have been, not what it could have been. And I think you can really look at Hulk Hogan for that. I mean, I think Hulk Hogan was pulling the strings on Eric Bischoff like a puppet. And he was such a piece of sh*t, really. I did… I was always such a Hulk Hogan guy, I was. All the years I was in WWE, I mean, I would have done anything for Hulk, I was a big supporter of his and anything I could have done to help him, you know, including work hard on his cards and stuff, I was very much a company guy.”
“What they should have done in WCW is put me with Hulk Hogan, like in the first night I came and done a big pay-per-view. And I don’t know. I’m not saying I should have beat him or anything, but I should have started a storyline, would have maybe saved that company, but they were too stupid.”
Bret Hart also discussed his thoughts on Daniel Bryan, saying he respects the former WWE Champion for his stance on WWE’s shows in Saudi Arabia.