Bret Hart on Triple H: "I think Paul is a little overrated"

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Laura, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. I've never posted news before and I'm not sure how to do the whole quote-box thingy, so I'll just cut and copy.

    Wrestle Talk TV is featuring an interview outtake online with WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart where he speaks very candidly about Triple H and his thoughts on his career. Below is a few quotes of what Hart had to say along with the clip.

    "I have a certain amount of respect for Triple H. I remember when he first came in I remember complimenting him on stuff he did. I remember when Paul first came in and you do a lot of really nice stuff out there. Triple H was always a good wrestler. But great? What is he, a 1,000 time World Champion now? How great really is he? I look at Punk, I can look at certain wrestlers and say this guy is an innovator like a Rey Mysterio - who can come up/done stuff that nobody ever thought of before. Punk has done stuff - really unique moves and you go geez, I've never seen anything like that before. 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's always had a muscular physique. But you look at somebody like Hunter and you ask what has he ever really...done? What's a move he created nobody ever saw before? He's mostly a guy that showed up and they (WWE) made him.

    He's always been a decent wrestler. I would consider him a pretty good wrestler and pretty talented. But great? I don't know. I don't think so. And if he's running the show, 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, I don't mean it as a knock, I told myself before I watched it because I'm trying to like Paul now these days (smiles), I said I want him to do something to make me think yeah, he's got greatness in him. 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 is going to go. I remember watching it and it was exactly like I predicted. I thought it was mediocre at best. Maybe a 4 out of 10 or 3 out of 10. Whereas guys like Punk go out there, I say impress me and they do. It's unique and fresh.

    I think Paul is a little overrated."


    Personally, I agree with him. He sounds a little jealous, maybe, but HHH was really never that great.

    More importantly, it seems the Hitman himself is a something of a Punk mark. :obama:
  2. He makes some good points, I guess, but....

    Pedigree > anything Punk//Mysterio
  3. Whoa whoa whoa Mysterio was a pioneer in the cruiserweight division in the states. Let's give the man his respect. I also don't think Paul is over rated.
  4. Hart cutting a grumpy old man promo? Color me surprised.
  5. Bret Hart Says Triple H Is Overrated Never Had A Great Match

    I agree with the Wrestlemania match kinda.
  6. Bret Hart Says Triple H Is Overrated Never Had A Great Match

    Bret was one of the best wrestlers ever, so he can say these things. HHH is on Cena's level... Great on the mic, great big brute, only average in the ring.
  7. Bret Hart Says Triple H Is Overrated Never Had A Great Match

    I posted this already but yours is better. I didn't know how to link the video, lol.
  8. Bret Hart Says Triple H Is Overrated Never Had A Great Match

    I'm sorry. :downer:

    uhh, for YouTube I think it's [Youtube=Video]Insert Link[/Video]
  9. Well, I have seen HHH having a lot of great matches, he is indeed one of the best ever. Don't know what the hell Bret was talking about but I enjoyed both of his matches against the Undertaker.
  10. I didn't know a match had to be innovative and original to be good. What happened to good in-ring psychology and story telling? Regardless of the types of moves HHH and Taker did in the Cell, the storytelling was still amazing. It certainly made me jump out of my seat more than Jericho and Punks match did.
  11. I agree with some of what he said, and disagree with other parts. One thing is consistent with Bret, he is the biggest mark ever.
  12. Okay who forgot to put milk in Bret's coffee.
  13. Bret is just an old bitter mark. You know, Shawn Michaels didn't have the most varied moveset either. Does that stop him from being the greatest in-ring performer of all time? No.
  14. Bret Hart kind forgot that he was overrated the same as Triple H, if not more...
  15. Not really, Pepsi Plunge :pity:

    He is right. Triple H is overrated for sure. He is a decent talent alsa, but all that World Titles, all that Main Events is just too much for him. He is not that much good. He is not the guy who should have those. He can't thank Vince for most of that. I don't like Bret but he is right. Only thing he is false on HHH had some great matches as well. But not a great wrestler.
  16. Coming from the HHH mark eh? I don't think you'd have this opinion if he was talking about anyone else, well except Backlund :lol1:
  17. The Pepsi plunge, whilst cool looking is a stupid move considering the amount of injury it causes to the knees. Not a move I would recommend.
  18. Doing it with perfection shows that wrestler is great.
  19. Is the pepsi plunge really that innovative? It's a double underhook facebuster from the top rope. Taking a pretty normal move and doing it from the top rope is not innovating it. At least in my opinion.