Hulk Hogan shares his side of his feud with Bret Hart.
Hogan infamously beat Yokozuna to win the WWF Championship after the big man defeated Bret Hart to win the gold at WrestleMania 9. Since then, Hart made his problems with Hogan public, as he called him a phony and said he didn't know a headlock from a headlamp.
Speaking on the Full Send Podcast, Hogan was asked to describe who he had beef with outside of the ring, and he discussed his rivalry with Hart. He then brought up his feud with Hart.
"The only other person was Bret Hart, who thought I basically sabotaged his career because Bret thought he should have been the greatest wrestler that ever lived. He said it was my fault," Hogan said.
When asked if that’s what happens when you get as big as he was, Hogan noted that it's different when you're at that level, and some people see things differently. Hogan recalled how he beat Yokozuna to win the title, and the plan was for him to drop the gold back to him. But Hart thought Hogan was going to drop the title back to him, and they went to Vince McMahon to settle the matter.
"I don’t know. It’s just different. Some guys see things differently. Like the Bret Hart thing, I really didn’t understand because when he got pissed at me, I won the belt from Yokozuna at a WrestleMania, where Bret lost and Bret told me to go in the ring and wrestle, and then I won the belt right after Bret wrestled. The deal was for me to drop it back to Yokozuna. Then Bret got in my face, like ‘Hey, you were supposed to drop the belt to me.’ I said, ‘No, I’m not.’ He goes, ‘Yeah you are.’ I said, ‘Let’s talk to Vince, then.’ So we both went in and sat down and talked to Vince, and Vince looked at Bret and said, ‘Bret, that’s what you thought you heard.’ Ever since then, he hated my guts and wanted to kill me. Then when Eric Bischoff asked me if I could work with him at WCW, I said, ‘Hell yeah, bring him in. I can work with anybody.’ All of a sudden, we had about eight or nine great matches. We got along great, we traveled together, we had eight or nine good matches, and then when WCW’s over, he hated me. I said, ‘Okay. Whatever.’ But it’s just stuff like that," Hogan said.
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