Stop us if you heard this before but Hall of Famer and pro wrestling legend Bret Hart has a complaint about the business. Hart is a pro wrestling lifer and knows more about the squared circle than most people ever will.
With all that being said, Hart has gained the reputation as one of the harshest critics of the modern version of pro wrestling. The sport comes in waves from the 70s to the 80s into 90s to the early 2000s and today. Each era had its strengths as well as weaknesses.
On a speaking tour over in the UK, Hart recently sat down for a interview with Britain’s biggest sports radio station talkSPORT. During the interview Hart was asked what he thought of the current WWE product and he applied no filter to his response.
“I think I was a better storyteller than any of the wrestlers they’ve got today. I watched Wrestlemania this year and there’s no drama anymore. They do some amazing stuff, there are some incredible athletes, but people don’t know how to tell a story.”
“Wrestling has it’s flows, it will change again as people get tired of the ‘phoney’ wrestling, I watched my match with Davey Boy at Wembley with some journalists in a bar and they almost bought into it like it was real.”
But The Hitman did end with a kind of, sort of compliant at the end.
“The fact that fans reacted so strongly to those two British Wrestlers (Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate) shows you it might be going back in the other direction.”
Let the record show, Hart is in fact a huge British Strong Style fan.
Does Bret Hart have a point though? Has the WWE’s never-ending TV schedule and 365 days a year product watered down some of what Hart calls ‘drama’ out of pro wrestling?