WWE News

Ted DiBiase On Why Bret Hart Couldn’t Follow Hulk Hogan

Ted Dibiase, Bret Hart & Hulk Hogan

The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase gave his thoughts on why Bret Hart couldn’t follow in the footsteps of Hulk Hogan by reaching the very pinnacle of the WWF.

While Bret Hart definitely found his share of success as a multi-time WWF Champion, he arguably never achieved the top tier triumph of the other performers such as Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, or John Cena.

Speaking to Inside the Ropes’ Kenny McIntosh for issue 21 of of Inside the Ropes Magazine, Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase gave his thoughts on Bret Hart’s career and speculated as to why he never ascended to the next level despite becoming a top name in the company during the New Generation era.

“I don’t really know. I will put it this way: I have all the respect in the world for Bret Hart. We only had a couple of matches together, and they were great—he was a great wrestler. But Bret did not have the same charisma. Bret is average size, Hogan is like 6’8″, blonde, great body and was great on the microphone. Bret’s work in the ring was great and came across very believable, but I don’t think Bret Hart, like myself, became as big of a star as Hulk Hogan. He was the guy at the time. Who would you say came after him?”

Elsewhere in the interview, DiBiase recalled a heated argument he had with former WCW President Eric Bischoff after joining the company.

If you use any quotes from this article, please be sure to credit Inside the Ropes Magazine and link back to this article with a h/t to Inside the Ropes.

To read the full interview with Ted DiBiase, order issue 21 of Inside the Ropes Magazine in either print or digital format. You can also start a monthly subscription to make sure to keep up on all the interviews, features, and more in every issue!