Bret "The Hitman" Hart is known best for his iconic Sharpshooter submission hold. However, his second best hold is the grudge.
"I don't have a good thing to say about Eric Bischoff or anything he ever did. Talk about the Midas touch, he was the opposite," said Hart. "He would kill your career; he was too stupid to know what a career was. It's
Bret infamously left WWE for WCW in 1997. The move came under highly contentious circumstances as WWE and WCW were in the middle of capitalistic warfare. When Hart made the jump, it was thought to be a significant blow to WWE's efforts to stay alive.
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Apparently, as the year s have passed, Bischof hasn't been too shy about he feels about Hart's time in WCW.
That period if Bret Hart's career was eventful, to say the least. After being on the wrong end of the Montreal Screwjob, Hart was ready to exact his revenge on Vince McMahon in the form of success with WCW. But to his dismay, WCW didn't share the same enthusiasm.
"I was on fire; I wanted to take the world on; I wanted to take that whole company and kick Vince McMahon in the teeth. I wanted to put on the best matches," explained Hart. "Give me Chris Benoit, give me Booker T, give me Sting, Hogan, and we can really get this thing rocking here, but he was such an idiot - I would tell him that if he was sitting right next to me; you are an idiot and you cost everybody," scathed Hart.
The Hitman definitely isn't the first wrestler to be adamant in their disdain for Eric Bischoff. Ric Flair particularly hated him and actually attempted to fight him once upon a time.
Hart would go on to add that Bischoff and WCW killed his career, which is hard to argue. It seems that no wrestler gets out of the business unscathed or without making a few enemies without the way. Luckily for Bret, his days of working with Bischoff are long gone.
[H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription]