Published on July 1st, 2015 | by Pro Wrestling Stories2
WAR OF WORDS!
RIC FLAIR and BRET HART each explain why the other is ‘Not the legend he’s cracked up to be’
Ric Flair and Bret Hart weren’t always the biggest fan of one another. Not by a long shot. This mid-week edition of Pro Wrestling Stories breaks down the complete disdain and dislike between the two, coming straight from the horse’s mouth.
Reddit user m1596 asked for some background information on the heat between Hart and Flair as it seemed so many people had nothing but great things to say about Flair. This installment is dedicated to you.
“I feel sorry for Bret Hart. In my world, he is a nobody. He is a piss-ant in the history of wrestling.”
– Ric Flair
“I feel sorry for Bret Hart.
He is a legend in his own mind. He lives in his own little world.
He has the nerve to compare himself to me.
Let’s get realistic. If you put Bret Hart in your left hand and me in your right hand…compare the career.
Who is Bret Hart?
I wrestled everybody in the business – for an hour each night.
Harley Race, Dory Funk, Jack and Jerry Brisco…I’ve been around. I know who’s been successful; I know why they’ve been successful and I know who’s good and who’s not good at what they do for a living.
My opinion can be held second to none.
I’m the only guy that’s wrestled everybody – from Bruiser Brody to The Rock.
Bret Hart…(laughs)…he came from a very strong family that was very well recognised and very highly thought of. But here are the facts…he never wrestled anybody except in the WWF.
Never wrestled Brody, never wrestled Hansen, never was a big star in Japan, never went to St.Louis.
When the WWF was hot he was in the Hart Foundation – he didn’t have to draw any money, he just rode around on Hogan’s coat tails.
And when they made him champion he couldn’t draw a dime and they couldn’t wait to get rid of him. When he came to WCW he bombed.
Does that make [him] a big star?
In my world he is a nobody. He is a piss-ant in the history of wrestling.”
Read on to read what Bret had to say about the Nature Boy!