Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Mar 5, 2013
Hulk Hogan: ‘Bret Hart Is Old, Bitter & Tired’

Hulk Hogan: ‘Bret Hart Is Old, Bitter & Tired’

Hulk Hogan was asked on Twitter about recent comments that Bret Hart made about him and had a few choice words of his own. As you may remember, Bret spot with Wrestletalk UK and said Hogan and Eric Bischoff were “useless” in their capacity running TNA, saying that he felt the company would lose ground underneath their guidance.

When asked about it, Hogan replied on Twitter:

“feel bad for Brett he sends out the old, bitter, tired vibe,hopefully he will have a happy life from this point foward HH”

Here is a video of Bret Hart’s recent comments:

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27 Responses to “Hulk Hogan: ‘Bret Hart Is Old, Bitter & Tired’”

  1. godoftna says:

    The thing is, is that Bret is only HALF right. When Hogan and Bischoff 1st came in, the company did lose ground. The ill-advised jump to Monday night seriously hurt the company and it's taken them ever since to get back to where they were. Now TNA is growing. Moved out of the Impact Zone, live IMPACT shows and arena tours, the changes to the PPV schedule, all these things point toward solid growth, and I give Bischoff and to a lesser extent Hogan a lot of cfredit in this. The problem now is that despite recent changes, TNA is seeing little to no ratings growth, but that has little to nothing to do with Hogan or Bischoff. I think at times Hogan still does get himself written in as a focal point of the show, but no where's near as much as he used to, and Bischoff has thankfully been off camera for nearly a year now. Their kids do get more tv time than they deserve tho, and no matter how much Garrett has "grown", he still belongs in OVW. Hart does sound like a bitter man, he even sounds like the post-montreal screw job Bret. Hart was used very poorly in his time with WCW, so he has a case for being bitter. As for his comment about Chris Benoit not a real shot in WCW, if I'm not mistaken, Benoit became a Grand Slam champion on his last night with the company, a move that was designed by nemesis Kevin Sullivan to be a peace offering. WCW wanted Benoit to stay, and IMO, had he Guerrero, Malenko, and Saturn not left, WCW might still be alive and strong today.

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      I think he may be partially bitter, but he's speaking on his experience and how they acted during WCW, and he has a point. People like Bischoff, Hogan, Nash, Russo, and many others drove that company into the ground. One of the things I kind of agree with Bret about is, what is he going to tell today's wrestlers on how to improve. All the wrestlers currently working for TNA have more talent and a better skillset than Hogan ever had in his entire career.

      Honestly I can't be entirely sure Hogan even knows what fans want… I doubt he's watched much wrestling in the past decade. We're speaking about the same guy who did so many damaging things to TNA when first coming in that it caused many wrestlers to quit. Got rid of the 8 sided ring and upset many, moved to monday night and caused the company ratings, he may be causing more problems than good.

      • MrTNA2015 says:

        Hogan isn't useless, but he's not worth what he's worth from a wrestling stand point. He can't actually go anymore so you don't really need him. Now if were are talk him bring credibility to the company yes he has value, but as for building new talent "Baby faces" he has not…..being a heel isn't hard. (roode/aries) so who has he actually helped? TNA or himself? but Bret is half right but does seem bitter.

        • Philly_Cheese says:

          My bigger issue is that hogan doesn't seem to know anything about today's product. Like it or not but the industry has changed massively since his times in the 90s. He's so obsessed with who is champion, but it's come down to the point that it doesn't matter. All that matters when it breaks down to it is "are the fans being entertained".

    • tnadude says:

      Both you and @Philly_Cheese have good points.

      But let's not forget that it was AOL's tanking stock that caused WCW to go down. WCW was not the only asset that was sold during that period.

      That's not to say that mistakes weren't made, and that Hogan & Bischoff couldn't have done things differently. But that was 95% of the problem.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        you do know WCW was looking for buyers before the merger right?..Not to say youre not partially right, but WCW was dead and burried before the AOL was just the final nail in the coffin

        • Philly_Cheese says:

          Big mike is correct, the WCW product was tanking in ratings and was spending more than it was making at the time. There were so many wrestlers like Hogan and Nash taking such a huge paycheck despite them being at an all time low for profits. WCW was going under for a very long time before the AOL buyout.

  2. TROOF says:

    If you watched the Bret Hart interview, he doesn't have an idea what's going on in TNA. He wasn't even sure if Russo was still there or not. He doesn't follow the product nor can he tell you what's going on. His opinion on TNA is based on his bias against Bischoff and Hogan which makes his opinion unworthy and totally not credible.

    I don't know why Bret Hart feels the need to speak down on Hogan and Bischoff so much when Vince McMahon is the one that okayed a ridiculous stunt in getting his brother killed, dishonored him with the Montreal Screwjob, embarrassed Bret Hart at his last WrestleMania, and treats all of the remaining Harts like garbage.

    • Peckar says:

      Ridiculous stunt? Really mate you need only take a look at the last 20 years to see that was not that out of the ordinary. Sting zipping down to the ring in WCW anyone?

      • tnadude says:

        A couple of differences. It's well-known that Owen was uncomfortable with the stunt. Sting, on the other hand, was not uncomfortable. So @Troof is fair to suggest that Owen was pushed into it.

        It's also safe to say that WCW took better safety precautions than the WWF And I'd be a fool to point out that Sting never descended into a ring again after that incident.

        • Peckar says:

          Sting was uncomfortable. Guess you should go back and watch his Biography for reasons he explains in it. Watch it, I am not a library. I love the way people THINK something and try to pass it as fact lol.

      • MrTNA2015 says:

        i think its the fact that Vince screwed Bret and his little brother died under Vince's watch shortly after. I think that's the point..

  3. 1Risky1 says:

    Mr. non charisma talking trash and calling the ex wwe wrestlers rejects and wtf king kong? ur a idiot that dosen't know where ur standing bret and AJ didn't get a break at wwe

  4. incognitowolfe says:

    bret sucks, hes a whiny little btch. The wwe gave him EVERYTHING he wanted to comeback

    bury mr mcmahon at wm-check
    win the us title and can barely walk and shittting on the miz-check
    being gm-check

    God what else does he want? Get over it, u got screwed but u screwed urself, leaving to wcw. whiny little btch!

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      Um… Bret never willing left to go to WCW… He was forced to because Vince couldn't afford to pay him anymore. Vince asked Bret to allow WWE to break their contract and he agreed.

    • MrTNA2015 says:

      WCW or retirement? what would you have chosen? during the hottest period in wrestling history? not me….go watch Shawn vs Bret documentary and hear the true story on why Bret went to WCW.

  5. hangers says:

    Hogan loves any wrestler shooting on him, he'd be more upset if they didn't..

  6. locktite says:

    And Hogan is old and a douche.

  7. VikingBlood1300 says:

    Funny how when Bret Left then WWF they started becoming stronger and when Bret went to WCW, WCW got weaker. The IWC has a hard on for anything bad towards Hulk Hogan. And now Bret is in the circle jerk of those who critisize Hogan for attention. Not saying Hogan is a saint. But this has been happening long enough and when Hogan says something in his defense everyone gets all we hate Hogan. Look I am not a Hogan fan. But damn enough is enough. Its not like Hogan changed a match on him . But then again Bret deserved that because he did not want to lose the title to HBK. God he is pathetic wah wah wah

  8. SammartinoJC says:

    Hate to say it but I agree with Hogan

    And Brett I think it’s time for a hair cut

  9. RealCreative says:

    Problem is Brett is on the WWE payroll and like many on the WWE payroll they will always stick a knife in other competition, especially those of big names like Hogan & Bischoff.

    Flair did the same back in the day & then one day here he was on impact wrestling.

    Bottom line is EVERY ONE is capable of jumping ship…theres no WCW vs WWE anymore …its simply WWE or TNA these days when it comes to high profile promotions recognised world wide….personally i never liked Brett and he was screwed by VKM yet he still licks them balls!

    To me Brett stumbles on the mic and for a veteran thats just poor….

  10. Real Deal Heel says:

    Personally, I think Bret and HH are old both old…but HH still has tons of projects and lives life, as Bret seemed pretty tired. Bret looked and sounded like he drank a gallon of lemon juice. Damn.

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      You also have to realize that most of these "projects" have failed badly. HH went from being worth 50 million a few short years ago to being worth approximately 5 million… Bret's criticism has nothing to do with Hogan as a person, but Hogan as a business man, and lets face it HH isn't known for being a very good one. Also he has a point, what can Hogan really teach these wrestlers? Most of them today perform moves he couldn't even attempt in his prime.

      • tnadude says:

        Charisma & story-telling in the ring. Mic skills during interviews. How to properly interact with fans during matches. These are things Hogan does better than anyone who ever entered a ring. Let's face it – the hurricanrana is a fun thing to watch. But the moves themselves are only about 5-10% of what really matters to the sport.

        He can also teach them how to handle themselves on the public stage (e.g. radio & television interviews). He can teach them how to interact with fans, especially kids. He can also teach them how important charitable work is.

        In his prime, Hogan was the single face of professional wrestling. One could argue he still is (at least from a recognition-standpoint), although that says more about today's wrestlers than Hogan. He can pass on a lot of that knowledge to the younger guys and help someone step up to be that next face. It would have been the Rock if he hadn't bolted for Hollywood. BTW – no issues there – I'd have done the same thing.

        He can also pass on the business side of things. He did a lot of that with & for Vince, as well as WCW and now TNA.

        So yeah – he has a lot to offer.

  11. Cezar says:

    Bret Hart has every right to be upset.

    Hogan doesn’t know when the show is over.

    He needs to retire and go home.

  12. destroyer_v39 says:

    As a wrestling Fan I rather see Hulk Hogan working backstage then taking TV time away from other TNA wrestlers. Who would want to see Hulk Hogan take on each one of the Aces&Eights every Impact Main Event then place himself in a TNA Champion match and win? (IF IT WERE TO HAPPEN) and by the way Don't compare that question to The Rock coming back and winning the WWE Champion because he is still on his prime. All Hulk Hogan wants is to spotlight. It would be better if he stay away from Impact and the ratings will increase. Like right now were seeing better promos with Hulk Hogan being on the injury angle because each time I watched Impact all I saw was Hulk Hogan's cutting a lame weekly basis promo.

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