Forbes Contributor Alfred Konuwa recently caught up with former WWE/WCW Champion Bret “The Hitman” Hart and The Hitman, as usual, is very honest with his thoughts on the business.
Hart was asked about his brother Owen not being in the Hall Of Fame. He said that he doesn’t want to take away from anyone that has already been inducted but “I am embarrassed that there’s so many great wrestlers out there that have never been given their credit. Never got their due.”
Hart said that The Freebirds are in but they never did anything in WWE. Hart told a story about The Freebirds showing up in WWE in the mid-80s but they were fired almost right away because they were drunk and passed out at a gate at some airport.
Hart noted that guys like Demolition, The Rougeau Brothers, Rick Martel, The British Bulldogs and Rick Rude are just some of the names that should be in the Hall Of Fame. He is campaigning to get Owen into the Hall Of Fame. He also said that Sweet Daddy Siki is one of the greatest black wrestlers in the history of wrestling and he should be in the Hall Of Fame and whoever is picking wrestlers is doing a bad job.
He touched on his brother some more. Hart said, “If you’re gonna have a Hall of Fame then you’ve gotta have Owen Hart in the Hall Of Fame. I don’t care what anybody says.” Hart said that Owen’s wife Martha still carries hate towards wrestling and the fans that watch it and she refuses to let anyone remember Owen or recognize his contributions. He said that there’s sort of a black cloud over Owen and he doesn’t want that for Owen. He also wishes that Owen’s kids could learn about their dad and learn what a great man he was and what he really was like.
It’s a great interview because Bret is so candid with his thoughts. He also talks about still making appearances for WWE and Vince McMahon’s feelings on Bret being so honest and critical at times with his thoughts on the business. Click here to check out the complete interview.