Bret Hart spoke with Sports Illustrated in a new interview talking about Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and more. Check out the highlights:
On Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan is finished. He’ll never wrestle again. I don’t think he knows it yet. I feel terrible about Daniel Bryan. For all intents and purposes, he had the exact same thing happen to him that happened to me after Bill Goldberg kicked me in the head [ending Hart’s career]. One day, you learn it’s over. Doctors tell you that you can’t wrestle and you’ll never wrestle again. I lost millions of dollars because of that. I pray that it’s not the same for Daniel Bryan.
On why Roman Reigns didn’t get over the way WWE expected
It was so manufactured that it hurt someone who was naturally getting over on his own. As soon as the company decided they were going to make him the star, people started to sour on him. Roman Reigns is a really good wrestler and he’ll find his path. He turned the corner at WrestleMania when the fans accepted him on his own merit just ‘cause he had a great match. But, in the creation of Roman Reigns, he seems to now be a lot like Triple H’s character. Long hair, indestructible, no facials, he’s always angry, and there’s no softness in his eyes, so it’s very hard to get sympathy. All of that was poorly thought out
On Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins is one of the hardest working wrestlers I’ve ever seen. He’s one of those rare guys in the industry today who is an innovator and a guy who creates new ideas, moves, and psychology. I know I got really excited about wrestling again after watching CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, but now neither one of those guys is around, and Seth Rollins is going to carry the company. His timing is impeccable and he does a lot of challenging, creative, complex stuff.
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