Eric Bischoff discussed Bret Hart’s drawing power during the latest 83 Weeks podcast.
Here is what he had to say:
“To this day, I do respect Bret, many aspects of Bret Hart as a performer. I still think in the ring today, and I’ve said this before and I’m not going to change my opinion. Nothing will change my opinion, no one will change my opinion. Bret Hart, in my opinion, is one of the best technical performers in his generation. Not the biggest star. His drawing power in WWE is well documented by anybody who wants to do the research in an objective way. He was not a main-event draw in WWE. That’s it, that’s a fact. It’s not my fault. I wasn’t there, and I didn’t book him. It just didn’t work. He was the champion, he was the face of the company, and he was the least successful world heavyweight champion, or at least one of, in WWE history, which is a long freakin’ history. So, it is what it is. Bret Hart is that guy that has to have somebody to hate in order to have something to talk about. That’s it.
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