Bret Hart says he isn't happy to see what Vince McMahon has been going through.
On June 15, the Wall Street Journal reported that the WWE board has been investigating McMahon for a secret $3 million settlement he reportedly agreed to pay a former WWE employee he allegedly had an affair with. A second report on July 8 revealed that McMahon agreed to pay more than $12 million to four women, previously connected to WWE, in order to “suppress allegations of sexual misconduct and infidelity" over a 16-year period.
On July 22, McMahon announced his retirement, having already stepped back from his duties as WWE Chairman and CEO for the duration of the investigation. WWE subsequently named Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan the co-CEOs, while Triple H became the new head of creative.
Hart and McMahon were once bitter enemies after the infamous Montreal Screwjob, but they later buried the hatchet. The WWE Hall of Famer returned to the company for a brief run in 2010. He appeared on WWE programming a few times in subsequent years, and he reportedly signed a new merchandising deal with the company earlier this year.
In an interview with Bill Apter of Sportskeeda Wrestling, Hart was asked about McMahon's retirement, and he stated that he felt somewhat sad about it.
“Like everybody else, I’m mostly just kinda surprised. I don’t think anybody’s ever made as big a footprint as Vince McMahon. I feel kinda sad about it, actually. I know people probably think I would be gloating or happy to see him go through what he’s going, but I don’t. I feel bad that it happened, or whatever’s happened. I think his loss or his absence from the business will be sorely missed," he said.
Hart recently confirmed that he still doesn't like Goldberg. You can check out his comments here.