Eric Bischoff Responds To Bret Hart, Says He's A 'Miserable Guy'

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After Bret Hart said some less than favorable words about his former boss, Eric Bischoff went on Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast and commented on what Bret Hart said. He hasn't heard the comments on the radio show, but he's certainly heard what Bret Hart has said before.

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I'm generally aware of the kind of things that Bret says because he's been saying them for years, so it's nothing new there. I'm sure he didn't break any news. He's just a miserable guy. He's the type of guy -- and I said it in one of my responses on Twitter; he has a giant hole in his soul, and he's going to have to fill it with hate for somebody. When he came to work for me he hated Vince McMahon. He hated everybody in the McMahon family; he hated Shawn Michaels; he didn't want to work with Hulk Hogan. He hated Ric Flair, he hated Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, he hated everybody, and I had to listen to that. It was a major effort to get him and Flair on the same page; which wasn't because of Ric, it was because of Bret; he just hated everybody.

 Bischoff continued to say he tried his best booking Bret Hart in WCW, but Hart didn't have his, well, heart in his WCW run.

If you just watched him or listened to him over the years, he was able to get into the WWE Hall of Fame so he buried the hatchet with Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels, of course he did, but you know, Bret showed up in WCW, it makes me laugh when he says he didn't like how he was treated because we paid him a lot of money and treated him extremely well. Here was a guy that would show up 45 minutes before television started, before a live TV show and he would show up looking like he would sleep in the gutter the last three days; and he had no energy, no real desire to integrate himself and insert himself in the process. He wasn't at all passionate about anything he did from day one.

Hart spent most of Eric Bischoff's WCW regime aligned with the nWo Black and White faction and feuding with various people over the United States title. When Vince Russo came in, he was pushed to the top, winning the WCW title multiple times until an errant superkick by Bill Goldberg ended his career.

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