Recent Hart comments show WWE must keep its Hall Of Famers happy

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When it comes to professional wrestling, there is nothing more prestigious than being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame.

Places within this club are reserved for wrestlers or other members of the WWE Universe who have made a big difference to the company.

Whether it be having a career which spans several decades or being the first and only person to have a certain achievement within the business, every inductee has certainly earned their right to be in the WWE Hall Of Fame.


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It is for this reason that those in charge of the company must ensure its relationship with the aforementioned inductees is well-kept.

Any member of the WWE Universe will be aware that any bad feelings between a HOF inductee and Vince McMahon and his employees will be well documented.

Although this not in the best interests of those who are in charge of the running of the WWE Hall Of Fame, it makes for interesting reading for followers of the company.

Bret Hart

The most recent example of a WWE Hall Of Famer not being best pleased with the company's treatment of them involves none other than the legendary Bret Hart.

Bret Hart was the topic of many conversations amongst WWE fans when it was revealed that he would be in his niece Natalya's corner during her Women's Championship match with Charlotte at Payback.

With it being no secret that WWE's Women's Division receives significantly less focus compared to the male-dominated roster, the inclusion of someone such as Hart was welcoming news.

As reported by What Culture, however, it seemed the news was not so welcoming for Hart himself, who commented before the event:

"I do it to honour Nattie, I've no desire to be there, no desire to be on TV. I'm happy to be there for Nattie but I've just had wrist surgery so it's not a great time. It'll be great to put Flair in the sharpshooter though".

Whilst the 58-year-old joked about man-handling Ric Flair, the former's health of late has certainly been no joke.

Poor timing

Having also overcome prostate cancer recently, many WWE fans were surprised to learn of Hart's involvement at the pay-per-view event given the outcome of the match was always going to be a win for Charlotte.

For someone to have had such recent surgery as well as battling cancer, Hart's inclusion in the match to increase excitement for more WWE fans may well not be worth it.

Although Hart's appearance would surely have only been confirmed with his say so, him even being asked unfortunately confirms the lengths WWE are willing to go to for a cheap pop.

It is with this example in mind that Vince McMahon and his company must not forget what people such as Bret Hart have done for him and professional wrestling as a whole and should, therefore, have respect in return no matter what. 

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