Bret Hart doesn't have fond memories of his run in World Championship Wrestling, and blames it all on one person in particular.
Hart recently was interviewed on Sam Roberts' Wrestling Podcast. He blasted Eric Bischoff on accusations that he didn't give it his all during his run in WCW, saying that instead Bischoff had opposite of having a midas touch.
“I’ve heard his quote which is why I get pretty hostile about [Eric Bischoff], about me coming to WCW as a broken toy who didn’t have the same fire" he told Roberts. "I could strangle him when I hear that, that is so not true, I was on fire. I wanted to take the world on, I wanted to take that whole compan, I wanted to kick Vince right in the teeth. Give me Booker T, give me [Chris] Benoit, but he was such an idiot. I say all that right to his face if he was here."
He also blamed Bischoff for WWE's eventual acquisition of WCW, which led them towards effectively establishing a monopoly on the pro wrestling scene in North America.
"Look at wrestling today" he continued. "It’s a monopoly, so the wrestlers themselves have no leverage of any kind. They can’t say 'Oh, I’ll go to WCW'. It was so much better for the wrestlers. They had a bargaining table. Today? No, and that’s all Eric Bischoff’s fault, he killed the wrestling business, he was the worst.“
Bret Hart's run in WCW ended in 2000 when a stiff superkick from Bill Goldberg effectively ended his career.