Jake Roberts Admits He Was Wrong About Bret Hart

Jake Roberts

Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart is widely considered to be one of the greats of all time. The two-time WWE Hall Of Famer and former five-time WWE Champion enjoyed a legendary in-ring career but has also gained attention since his enforced retirement with his often controversial views on the current product.

Hart himself has also has been met with some criticism of his own career by his peers including fellow Hall Of Fame inductee Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts.

Jake Roberts believed Bret Hart did not have the size or look to be WWE Champion

Roberts, regarded as one of wrestling’s great orators, has been explaining why he didnt think ‘The Excellence Of Execution’ was destined for the top of the WWE mountain and admits that he was wrong with his initial judgment.

Speaking on his podcast ‘The Snake Pit’, Roberts noted that Hart did not have the size or look of the typical WWE Champion up to that point:

“I just didn’t think he was championship material, you know, with what Vince usually wanted in champions, carrying the belt, he didn’t have the look. He didn’t have the size, you know? He didn’t have any of it. He’s a great wrestler, but there are a lot of f****** great wrestlers out there.”

It is not the first time that ‘The Snake’ has discussed Hart’s career on his podcast, with the current AEW signed star previously lashing out at ‘The Hitman’ for the part both he and Shawn Michaels played during the events of the infamous ‘Montreal Screwjob’ at Survivor Series 1997:

“I don’t agree with that [leaving as Champion] at all. You know, there’s been so many guys who get away with it too. Holding up promoters because they don’t want to lose the title in a certain area. Maybe Canada, has that ever happened? Oh wait, it did. Shawn and Bret. He didn’t want to drop it in Canada, so they [Vince McMahon and others] screwed him.

You didn’t get screwed a**hole! You got what you deserved. How do you have the right, not to drop that title? That title, that was given to you. You did not beat up anybody to get that.

The reason you have that title is because some other schmuck was a good enough guy to lose to you [The Undertaker at Summerslam 1997.] So you not dropping that title tells me you don’t give a flying f*ck about anybody else but yourself, and that’s very selfish. It’s wrong and if you are contemplating doing it, that’s for you.”

H/T: Wrestlinginc and SESScoops for the above transcriptions