Bret Hart “Hard To Do Business With” Says Ex-WWE Star

Bret Hart poses with Canadian flag

WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart might be one of the greatest wrestlers of all time but to some of the people he shared the ring with, he could be a tricky opponent to deal with.

The Hitman led WWE in its post-Hulk Hogan New Generation, winning the WWE Championship on five occasions, as well as holding the Intercontinental Championship and WWE Tag Team Championship alongside Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart as The Hart Foundation. Hart was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 and became a two-time Hall of Famer when The Hart Foundation was inducted in 2019.

Speaking on Story Time with Dutch Mantell, Jacques Rougeau – who is best known in WWE as The Mountie – shared his views on Bret Hart and says while The Hitman is a great friend of his when it came to business, things could be tricky:

“In the ring, outside the ring, he was a great, great, great friend of mine. The only thing about Bret, he was hard to do business with. Bret was a guy that was (…) he didn’t like to do jobs [lose]. For one reason or another, we were always taught do what the boss wants and then you’ll get somewhere. He had the philosophy of, ‘Don’t do any jobs and you’ll get somewhere.’

“We never had a conflict, never have. He was on my podcast two years ago, did my podcast during COVID and stuff. I meet him, I was with him in England, we laughed, we joked, and I started with his dad. I love him to death.”

This, of course, isn’t the first accusation of Hart refusing to lose after that issue seemed to be central to the events surrounding the infamous Montreal Screwjob. Bret Hart contends that his refusal to lose at the 1997 Survivor Series came as a result of Shawn Michaels telling Hart that he wouldn’t lose to him, leading to the most notorious finish in wrestling history.