WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg has claimed he was a better sports entertainer than Bret Hart and say he doesn’t think The Hitman was a great wrestler.
For many the phrase The Best There Is, The Best There Was, And The Best There Ever Will Be is more than a moniker coined by Bret Hart, and is in fact, the only way to describe the five-time WWE Champion.
But not according to former DX member Road Dogg, who speaking on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast claimed that he never understood the appeal of Bret Hart:
“For me, personally, and that’s all you’re gonna get from me ever is because that’s all I got. It’s my only reference point. I never saw what the big deal was with Bret Hart as a performer. I never understood it. He was a great worker, and I thought about saying good, but he was a great worker. He worked better than me, 10-fold. Worked circles around me. Don’t ever think that I’ve told anybody I was a good wrestler, because I haven’t, and if you’ve listened to my podcast, you know that’s true.
“I don’t think I was a good wrestler. I don’t think Bret was a great wrestler. I think I was a better sports entertainer than Bret was and I think that’s where the money is.”
Road Dogg then explained why he didn’t think WWE losing Hart following the Montreal Screwjob was too big a loss to the company:
“So I always thought that he should have done business and done what was right. You know what I mean? But I never looked at him like if we lose this guy, we lose the war. I never thought that for one moment. Now I can understand people who are huge Bret Hart fans going, screw you Road Dogg. You suck. Okay, screw me and I suck. Okay, like now what? We still get to my feelings, which is I never thought he was that great to begin with so it wasn’t that great a loss when we lost him for me personally.”