Source: Brian Fritz of Fanhouse
Recently, Brian Fritz of Fanhouse interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart. One of the topics that was brought up during the interview had to do with TNA Wrestling, Eric Bischoff, and Hulk Hogan. In short, Hart said that he didn’t like the amount of television time that Bischoff and Hogan were taking up on iMPACT! and that Bischoff (in particular) didn’t know anything about professional wrestling. Here are Hart’s full comments:
You were a part of WCW when Vince Russo, Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff were there. Could you have imagined a time when those three guys would be the people leading another promotion like they are right now with TNA?
Well, I’ll be honest. After being in WCW and being around them, you start to realize that these guys — Bischoff in particular — never understood or knew anything about wrestling. They just struck me as guys that didn’t understand wrestling. To see them working with another company now, to me, I think you’ll eventually see that they don’t know anything. They didn’t know anything then and they don’t know anything now. They’re not going to make a difference anywhere they go.
That being said, do you worry about the long-term of that company being able to make it? People always say that WWE is king but for the health of wrestling overall we’d like to see another company do well, too.
Yeah, competition is always good. I have a lot of respect for the young wrestlers there like AJ Styles and Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe, Abyss, different guys. I know they’ve got a lot of talent there and guys that I consider good friends of mine including RVD (Rob Van Dam). I wish them all the best and I hope the younger stars get a chance to show what they’ve got rather than coming back to the old dinosaurs like Hulk Hogan or Eric Bischoff with the same old certain babble that he’s been doing for 10 years when he’ll babble about nothing. He somehow positions himself to be a star on the show and I think there’s real stars that need to get that light and not him.