Despite being one of the finest technical wrestlers to ever step foot inside of the squared circle, Bret Hart has done himself no favours in gaining the reputation of being a negative individual over the past few years.
He’s not been one to shy away from his true feelings, some days it’s former stars he believes either do or don’t deserve their place in the prestigious Hall of Fame.
Other times, he’s bashing Triple H for not being a good wrestler, and he’s also ranted on the fact that in a previous WWE video game, The Cerebral Assassin was rated higher than him.
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Most recently, however, it’s been his feelings towards Seth Rollins and that he believes The Architect is an unsafe wrestler, having injured Finn Balor, broken John Cena’s nose and effectively, ended Sting’s career as well.
Despite all of this, The Hit Man has stepped up and posted an apology on his official Facebook page.
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He posted: “I’d like to take this opportunity to formally apologise to Michael Hayes. A while back I made comments about the Freebirds not being as worthy of being in the WWE Hall of Fame as others.
“It was unfair for me to dismiss their contributions to the industry and they certainly did great things in Texas with the Von Erich Family. Michael Hayes always treated me with great respect, as did Terry Gordo, Ronnie Garvin and Buddy Roberts and I’m sorry if I disrespected any of them with my comments.”
Since laying into the Freebirds, and apologising after that, Hayes responded to the apology on his Twitter account. As you can see below, it doesn’t look like this matter will go any further.
Hart continued: “Furthermore, I apologise to both Triple H and Seth Rollins for any hurtful comments I made on my podcast.
“The reality of all this is the reason I quit doing podcasts in general, because they’re for the most part an outlet for negativity, and have left me with a reputation as being angry and bitter. I’m not, I’d spoke candidly and openly, but it’s no excuse for minimising other wrestlers or their contributions.
“In saying all that, I still believe Jim the Anvil Neidhart of the Hart Foundation, including Owen, Brian Pillman, Davey Boy Smith, The Dynamite Kid, Jimmy Hart, The Rougeau Brothers, The Killer Bees, The Demolition, Rick Rude, King Kong Bundy, and One Man Gang all deserve their place in the WWE Hall of Fame. My apologies to all. Bret Hart x.”
It’s big of Hart to publicly admit he made a mistake and apologised to those he had targeted in recent months.
Let’s hope he now regains his reputation as being one of the finest wrestlers ever, and not one someone who remained bitter since exiting the business.
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