WWE Hall Of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart was recently a guest on CBS Sports’ In This Corner podcast to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Hart, who worked for Vince McMahon for years before the infamous Montreal Screwjob in 1997, voiced his frustrations with how WWE treats and takes care of its in-ring talent. The Canadian legend claims that employees who work for WWE have better benefits than the in-ring talent do:
“Employees who work for WWF they have better benefits than the wrestlers do. The ones they should take care of is the wrestlers. They still don’t take care of the wrestlers the way they should. I think that’s a real shame.”
Hart then connected things to Vince McMahon’s relaunch of the XFL. He said the entire venture is being funded thanks to the work of the wrestlers, who won’t see a dime of revenue if it proves to be successful. “The Hitman” also said he believes the XFL’s players will likely be treated better than WWE Superstars:
“They’re gonna put millions of dollars into the XFL, another one,” Hart said. “We all know that’s being paid for by the wrestlers, by the wrestling industry. But none of that is gonna filter down to any of the wrestlers. That’s gonna filter down to a bunch of football players being padded with football contracts and they’re gonna have special doctors and they’ll get all the things the wrestlers never got.
“They will be treated like the finest cattle you know animals, you know the treatment they will get is heads and tails above what the wrestlers will get. The wrestlers will get chicken feed at the bottom. If they get injured, they get sent off. It’s a very cut and dry world in pro wrestling.”
You can listen to Bret Hart’s interview on the In This Corner podcast by clicking this link here.
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions
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