Bret Hart Discusses Recommending Steve Austin to WWE


WWE Hall Of Famer Brett Hart was recently interviewed by Stone Cold Steve Austin on “Broken Skull Sessions” on the WWE Network.

Here are the highlights:

Hart asking Vince McMahon to have Austin come over from ECW to WWF:

You know, this is a true story that people don’t know. I was going to Vince all the time trying to bring new guys in. I remember talking about you. You, I think, had just signed with ECW. And I said ‘Why didn’t you guys grab Steve Austin? He was free, he was available. You’re looking for new guys all the time, he’s one of the best guys down there.’ I talked to Vince about it, and I remember the next week, you were sitting in the dressing room.

Austin warning Hart about going to WCW:

You know who told me that [not to go over to WCW], you. I remember you were talking to me and said ‘They don’t know what they hell they’re doing down there.’ Guys that had been there [in WCW], including Kevin Nash and different guys who had been there before, said ‘Don’t ever go there. They are the dumbest idiots in the world.’ I kind of knew that before I went.

But I mean, they really proved that to me – that they were the stupidest people that could ever run a wrestling business. There was so much talent that I could have worked with – Booker T., Hulk Hogan. I should’ve worked with Hogan right away. I should have had Hulk Hogan in a sharpshooter and done some big numbers with him. I went into WCW. I had so much heat, they just didn’t know what the hell to do with me. Eric Bischoff didn’t know s–t.

Hart being a fan of Austin’s work:

I had a lot of respect for your work when you came in. In my mind, I already knew that eventually, I would like to work with you. I was hoping they were going to use you right…But I knew, I could do great stuff with you.

Also Read: Bret Hart on His WCW Run – Broken Skull Sessions

H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions

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