Sometimes, people need tough love. Bret Hart claims he's giving it to Seth Rollins, saying his comments about Rollins being an unsafe worker is really just to make him a better wrestler.
Hart appeared on the Heated Conversations with Booker T podcast and said that he is a fan of Rollins, but wants him to understand that Hart wants him to be as safe a worker as he can be.
“Actually, I’m a big fan of Seth Rollins. I mean, it sounds like I’ve been a little hard on him the last few months, but I’m trying to make a point to make him a better wrestler, to live up to what I expect out of him. And we’re in this business. It’s not about hurting people, and, too often, people misunderstand my point, and, maybe, including him. Now, he thinks I’ve got a hard on for him, or I’m out to get him, or out to make him sound bad. I’m not. I love his wrestling and I like him as a person. He’s always a respectful guy and I know he’s trying his hardest. I hope Seth Rollins becomes the safest, best wrestler in the world. And I wish him all the luck in the world. And I’m not trying to pick on him. I’m just trying to remind him that it’s not about hurting guys. That doesn’t make you a good wrestler. It makes you a really lousy wrestler.”
Hart's comments began earlier this summer, talking about how Rollins recklessly ended Sting's career and broke John Cena's nose on RAW. His comments intensified when Finn Balor got injured in his WWE Universal Championship match against Rollins at SummerSlam last month.
Credit to Wrestlinginc.com for transcribing the podcast.