Maxim.com has an interview up with WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart. Here are some highlights.
On why he wore pink during his career:
“Originally I was a bad guy, and it made the crowds hate me even more. Then people accepted it as part of my ?cool? image. It wasn?t like I was tied into any gay thing. Still, looking back, maybe I should?ve switched to blue or something…”
If he really was the best wrestler ever:
“I?d never say I was better than The Dynamite Kid or Curt Hennig [Mr Perfect]. But I do know I was better than Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan and a lot of the other guys. Mark Calaway [The Undertaker] was a great pro: if you had to dive over the top rope and he said he?d catch you, trust him, he?d catch you. Pro wrestling is about trust and respect.”
On the Red Rooster and Terry Taylor:
“Yeah, that was terrible. But if anyone deserved to be the Red Rooster it was Terry. He was such a kiss-ass to the boss, always licking Vince McMahon’s boot heels. It was a necessary evil put on him!”
On how realistic “The Wrestler” movie was:
“It has many true-to-life parts, but serious pro wrestlers wouldn?t hurt each other like they did. Outlawed wrestling companies may run those shows, but I?d never put a staplegun to another guy’s chest. Wrestling is an art form. To intentionally injure others defeats the purpose.”
To check out the full interview, click here.