Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Nov 23, 2012
Bret Hart Calls Hulk Hogan ‘One-Dimensional’

Bret Hart Calls Hulk Hogan ‘One-Dimensional’

The Winnipeg Free Press has an interview up with Bret Hart where he talks about the WWE ’13 video game, Hulk Hogan being one of the “dinosaurs” that moved out of WWE to give way to the younger guys and more.

“I don’t want to rag too much on Hulk Hogan but he’s pretty one-dimensional,” said Hart. “Very big guy. The great, magnificent body that he had – the 22-inch arms and all that kind of stuff. But after a while, after (The Ultimate) Warrior came, it was like, ‘Enough of the body-building, let’s go on with who can actually do a drop-kick and who can actually climb up on top and do stuff.'”

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46 Responses to “Bret Hart Calls Hulk Hogan ‘One-Dimensional’”

  1. ramman4488 says:

    Hogan was much better at carrying a company than Bret was.

    • pepsilover2008 says:

      Not to mention hogan's a far better character, that man could work as a heel a face, and be the best at it. All bret has is at one point being a good wrestler. People who didn't even watch wrestling back then knows who hogan is, not so much with bret hart.

      • WARISNAUGHTY says:

        I would rather see a roster of Harts than have one of Hogans. Bret had class, Hogan has an ego. I don't really care if it gets voted down, just give me some evidence and I shall retract my statement.

        • pepsilover2008 says:

          Bret doesn't have an ego?? Lol he has one of the bigger egos in wrestling, even his nickname shows that

          • dreamerfcf says:

            Hitman? Very egotistical…

          • WARISNAUGHTY says:

            That is not evidence though is it. That is anecdotal opinion. Hogan refused to put people over. Bret didn't. However put down your straw man I didn't say Bret DIDN'T have an ego. I cited a preference of having a roster of talented wrestlers than a roster of people who were purely showmanship. Ziggler/AA vs Cena and Big Show.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            not to disagree with you, and also i understand why he did it, but to say bret didnt refuse to put people over..i got to words for you..michaels/montreal….that all steemed from Bret NOT wanting to lose to Michaels (once agian, i know why he didnt want to, but still)

          • WARISNAUGHTY says:

            That is simply false. Sorry. Survivor Series 1997. A screwjob finish doesn't mean he has an ego or refuse to lose, he just wanted to go out outside of Canada. Sure I think that it is odd, but he earned that at least. I don't understand why people are down voting me. Doesn't bother me, it is just odd. Most people slag off Hogan and say he is 'killing' TNA. I state that he is not as great a wrestler as Hart and people piss their pants. I'm 23. I do find it all somewhat perplexing.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            Actually Bret has gone o. Record that he refused to lose to Shawn because Shawn said he wouldn't lose I BretSent from my iPhone

    • Stunner says:

      Bret was Right, Bret could wrestle rings around HH, could HH ever be in an ironman match! NO!! Bret carried the banner in more of a wrestler mode, not some storybook super hero crap that HH Did! Wrestling people, Wtestling!

    • Matthew says:

      Are you kidding me what are you smoking

  2. soyfenomenal says:

    It's funny because I never saw myself searching Bret Hart or Ultimate Warrior matches, but Sting, Hogan, Flair, Hall, Nash, and Steiner mostly.

  3. mfg420 says:

    Hogan been doing more for wrestling in TNA whats Breat doing to give back to wrestling .. The only thing he care about is his name & his fame ..Breats a pussy he only wish he had Hogans fame.

    • Bigmike885 says:

      Im sure Bret would be still around and giving back if he hadnt been so burned by both companies, lost memebers of his family, and wasnt severly injured in the process. All hogan has done to "give back" was take a huge check from TNA for really doing nothing.

      • Larry_The_Dwarf says:

        Bret Hart may not have the charisma that most wrestlers had/have…but the man could , and I am sure still can wrestle !!! Hogan has 3-4 moves…his dick-stroking buddy Nash has 6 !!! Two major examples of WHY WCW met it's fate !!!

    • Larry_The_Dwarf says:

      Hahahaha…Wait a minute , You delusional , lost lil' ***** !!! Hogan doing more/giving back in TNA ?!??!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!???!!?? ROTFGL !!! One thing Hogan has done and given back to TNA is his limelight-hogging , self-centered , egotistical way of thinking and how He , himself feels that PW should be – w/ himself and those like him as the main focus and and the younger , more talented stars of the generation taking a backseat !!! He is about making fast cash @ the expense of Dixie and her "company" and being a wrench in the works !!! The Hogan's , and Bischoff need to be eradicated from The Industry…period !!! They are Bad Karma !!!

  4. TFnatureboyfig4 says:

    Hogan never had quite as many moves as Bret Hart, but he was much better at the one called "Put Butts In Seats."

  5. bik100 says:

    eh, Bret can say what he wants, he earned the right to do so.

  6. Roid Master says:

    Bret always has a tendency to come off as angry and a bit bitter. This is also the same Bret that had fans chanting "same 7 moves" when he wrestled and who's catch phrase became very stale near the end of his career. I'm not saying he isn't correct about Hogan, but he should look in the mirror before passing judgement.

    • Dirk1n says:

      Bret was my favourite wrestler growing up, but he does sound way too bitter, it's good that he's sorted out some of his issues with some people, but there's still a few to go

      I will stand up for Bret here though, he did have a set routine for his signature moves but, Bret could mix it up and put on a technical clinic with any other wrestler who knew what they were doing
      The last great match I saw from Bret was the Owen Hart memorial match with Benoit on Nitro
      Bret's russian leg-sweep is still one of my favourite wrestling moves

  7. Herr_Odditus says:

    Who is Bret Hart to call anyone a "Dinosaur"? That's the pot calling the kettle black.

  8. Pipboy86 says:

    It is all relative.

    For the 1980's Hulkamania Federation period, Hogan was without a shadow of a doubt the biggest draw. He fit that WWF era perfectly with his innocent but somethings brash persona. The wrestling really didn't matter at that time at the top of the card in WWF (which is consequently why I was not a huge WWF fan at this time). It was geared around Hogan being a role model for kids and their parents who beat the stereotypical big ugly bad guys. If you wanted wrestling you watched either NWA, World Class or to a lesser extend AWA, or you had to be satisfied with the WWF midcard.

    That all started to slowly change after WMIII. By the time the early 90's was rolling around , the Hulkamania crowd was growing up and the cheese didn't cut it anymore. It is not ironic in the least bit that this is the time Hulk Hogans drawing power started to wane and it became more apparent just how limited he truly was. In this time of transition, this is the period that Bret Hart is referencing, because it is the period in time that Bret himself started to come into his own. For this time period, Bret is right. Hogan was extremely limited, one dimensional and was not a big draw. For this period of time, Bet absolutely was on a higher level than Hogan and was the far superior performer.

    For those who say Bret was not a big draw or that Hogan was better at carrying a company, again it is relative. Hogan was not a big draw in the early 90's and was not a big draw again until he became part of the NWO package. We saw Hogan briefly flirting with heel turns before this in WCW and they all came off pretty flat. Without Hall and Nash and collectively the NWO, he doesn't reach that status again. More than likely he would have just hovered around the nostalgia factor like he currently does with TNA. Bret Hart absolutely was a big draw in the early to mid 90's though the business was in a period of transition and numbers were down across the boards. It is important to note that the attendance at Summerslam 92 (with 80,355 legit with Bret vs Davey Boy as the top bill) actually may have surpassed the attendance of WMIII (Hogan's biggest draw with Andre) which was estimated to be overinflated by perhaps as much as 15,000 and in actuality may have been noted to be closer to 78,000 legit tickets sold.

    • ricky_No1 says:

      Whats with the long winded novels?

    • Dirk1n says:

      Summerslam '92 was in the UK, Bret vs Bulldog got such focus solely because of that, having the PPV was a pretty major thing for the UK fans
      Even TNA can pull a big crowd in the UK, we just love wrestling

    • jbcissom says:

      I agree completely with your first paragraph. But the second and third one, you lost all credibility. The only noteworthy event of remembrance in wrestling history in the U.S. that involved Bret Hard was the Montreal Screw Job. Hogan has more instances: the WMIII match, the birth of the NWO, Hogan vs. HBK, Hogan vs. the Rock, all the Hogan vs. Flair moments, the most watched match in PPV history… Hogan vs. Sting Starcade '97.

      You are right in that it is all relative. Hart was definitely the better technical wrestler. Hogan was the bigger star and draw.

      • Pipboy86 says:

        And Bret vs Austin, Bret vs Owen, Bret vs HBK wasn't relevant or noteworthy (even without the screw job)? Please! All of this was WAAY more relevant to anything that Hogan was doing during the time before he got attached to the NWO, which is why it is all relative to the period of time.

        • jbcissom says:

          And you must be from Canada.

          I'm not a Hogan mark, but you've got to give respect when it is due, and Hogan has earned his. He may not be the greatest guy outside of the ring, or the greatest wrestler in the ring… but he was the draw for the two largest wrestling companies in the world for over 20 years.

          You take inflation, apply it to Hogan's numbers, and he outdraws the entire WWE and TNA rosters combined in merchandise and memorabilia sold. He also had a freaking cartoon made solely about him and other former WWE wrestlers.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        Hogan/Sting wasnt the biggest PPV match in history…in WCWs history yes..but this past years WM had more PPV buys than any other Wrestling PPV in history.

        • jbcissom says:

          Inflation just doesn't pertain to money. Considering how many homes had the PPV capability, and those that actually watched it… back in 1997, compared to today's PPV audience…. of course this year's WM had the most viewers on the bottom line. 95% of every single home in the U.S. has PPV capabilities, compared to only about 60% back in 1997… and that's being very liberal.

    • Larry_The_Dwarf says:

      Couldn't have said it better myself !!! Hogan has the charisma/worker ability…but it is the SAME OLD , SAME OLD as it was back in his formative years…AKA Hulkamania !!! You watch TNA/IW , every stinky time he is in the camera's eye it's "brother…or jack…or whatcha' gonna do" !!!

  9. Dirk1n says:

    I'm guessing Bret means in the ring, Hogan could actually chain wrestle and had a bigger move list than he ever showed while working for the big US companies, it's true, check YT for Hogan wrestling in Japan

    • tnadude says:

      That's quite accurate, actually. I've seen some of those matches and was very surprised by how technical the Hulkster can be. He's not Hart or Malenko, but he can go. He had a tag match with Hart in WCW where he put on a clinic.

      Hogan chose to be the way he was because it sold. Interestingly enough, it was his ultra-lame finisher (seriously, a leg drop?) that messed up his back because he was the one taking the bump every night. Who'd have ever thought that?

  10. 02Roadking says:

    The one thing Bret had over a lot of wrestling is the ability to make his moves look real. His punches looked like actual punches but for Hogan, and a lot of others, we easily see them as fake. Since everyone has now embraced the 'we all know it's fake' mentality, not many even care to make well anymore

  11. piro4351 says:

    bret hart is quite possibly the most boring, robotic wrestler ever. the 7 moves set, he wished it were seven, Hogan was much more entertaining than that dullard from Mexico North as Steiner would call it. Bret was just in the right place at the right time following the steroid scandal and had some pretty fancy clothing/ looks…Shawn Michaels was so much more entertaining to watch.

  12. PennyAnd1 says:

    ULTIMATE WARRIOR!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. hangers says:

    Pot calling the kettle black here.. Brett had one gimmick, look how far he got when he left WWF, technically he was the better wrestler but Hogan was a company maker.

  14. DJBIGCG says:

    Great interview bret hart

  15. DickTheBruiser says:

    They are both pretty one dimensional characters, if you think about it. Bret is an excellent "wrestler" that can't talk too great. Hogan is a great talker that can't wrestle. If there were a "Bret Hogan," you'd have the perfect pro wrestler.

    That said, I'd rather watch a Bret Hart match over a Hogan match any day of the week.

  16. Pipboy86 says:

    From Canada? NO LOL, I just remember how it was during that period of time. BTW I think I did give Hogan the respect he deserves when I said, he was absolutely without a shadow of a doubt the biggest star in the 1980's. He was a dwindling star though even during the late 80's and early 90's for WWF, when fans were starting to move past the old era, with emerging young talent who were slowly but surely defining a new era in WWF wrestling, which undoubtedly Bret was a big part of. Hogan wasn't even a big star for WCW during his early run. In fact, he was probably more a distraction and a negative for the WCW product than he was a any kind of bonus. When Hogan came to WCW, it was basically the darkest period in NWA/WCW history, up until the time when the NWO got hot and they found a vehicle for Hogan to be relevant once again.

  17. rawuncutnxrated says:

    Broke Hart needs to just quit. He hates Hogan we get it, now move on.

  18. Treck says:

    The same guy who has been interviewed before praising how great John Cena is. Well he is saying things about Hogan being one dimensional? Wrestling wise Hart is one of my alltime fav. But now he is a bitch who wants attention so he does the internet thing. If TNA offered him lots of money he wpuld kiss Hogan’s ass like he did in wcw. Funny how wcw started going downhill when Bret arrived hmn.

  19. Tito says:

    Luv him or hate him hogan was better than bret will ever be hogan is and will always be the man bret is just a little girl crying hart scks hogan was the man in wwf and wcw

  20. Larry_The_Dwarf says:

    Bret Hart sounds bitter cause of the trials of life that he was thrust into !!! The Screw Job is still fresh in his mind , as is his brother Owen's death while still apart of WWF…and a lot of other stuff !!! He and Hogan never got along in their storied past together , as guys like Flair hated Hart , along w/ Foley , Douglas , even Hogan once upon a time…all due to jealously on Ric's part !!!

  21. Ringmaster44 says:

    Wow no Hart fans allowed lol

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