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Bret Hart says The Freebirds “never drew any money”

Alfred Konuwa of Forbes.com is featuring an interview with Bret Hart where he talks about his issues with recent WWE Hall of Fame selections and more specifically The Freebirds.

“I’m never going to take anything away from any of the inductees that they’ve had. But to me, the HOF this year I have a voice of protest as sort of a legendary figure of the industry. I am embarrassed that there’s so many great wrestlers out there that have never been given their credit. Never got their due. Why have they been overlooked when you can induct the Freebirds who never did squat in WWE? Ever. Never drew any money, never did anything. When I remember the Freebirds, they were all drunk and passed out at the gate at one of the airports in my first day in WWF. None of them even made the show that day, they were too drunk to make their plane.”

Ken Anderson on still being owed money by TNA

Chris Featherstone of the Pancakes and Powerslams Show recently spoke with former WWE and TNA star Ken Anderson regarding money still being owed to him by TNA. Anderson provided a sarcastic response when asked about the money issues.

“Man. I don’t know anyone who is owed a lot of money from TNA. Like, mid-five figures. There’s this guy that yells and screams his name a lot. I can’t [figure out] who that guy may be. There was a time when I did not get paid for three months.”

16 COMMENTS

  1. What he really said is they never did anything for WWE. Which is true. Michael Hayes has worked for them behind the scenes a lot, but the Freebirds were never known as WWE guys. Still pretty harsh though.

  2. He hasn’t been in the news for awhile, so he had to say something ridiculous. Just carrying on Warrior’s legacy that way.

  3. while its true Freebirds didn’t do anything in WWE, same could be said for 1 or 2 others who were known as more NWA/WCW, OR NJPW/AJPW than WWE, or even if someone only had regional championships, ever HOF’er earned their place

  4. I’m a fan of Bret Hart & always will be but I think he’s out of line judging the Freebirds too harshly. Yes they never drew money for WWE, although Michael Hayes did make some waves as the Hardy Boyz’ manager, but I hope when he says “Never drew any money, never did anything,” that he’s not talking about other organizations too. That was certainly not the case in WCCW where The Freebirds had a legendary feud with The Von Erich Family that’s still talked about to this day. Or AWA where they had a great feud with The Road Warriors. Or WCW where, although Buddy Roberts was pretty much gone by then, they had a great run with Jimmy Garvin as their alternate. SO never did anything in WWE, yes. Never did anything ever, not so.
    As far as the WWE Hall of Fame goes, yes they’ve made some questionable selections, some VERY questionable, but you can’t put in everyone every year. They have to save some big names for future Wrestlemania weekends. Those @ssholes did eventually put Randy Savage in and I’m sure many of the better known legends will have their day too. But hopefully they won’t have to wait until after death like Chyna did or the Dynamite Kid will likely have to.

  5. Super silly to me. The WWE owns all of wrestling history, and it’s the same as Sting or an ECW or NWA legend getting in… It’s now all WWE

  6. Maybe he should talk to Owen’s widow then. She is the reason Owen Hart was stricken from wrestling.

  7. Bret Hart is my favorite wrestler, however, he’s wrong about this. The Freebirds are in the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame; that hall of fame has way more credibility than the WWE HOF. If the Freebirds are in that Hall of Fame then they’re worthy of being part of the WWE Hall of Fame.

  8. Yah, they just “waited” for Chyna to die, for Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage, Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney, Brian Pillman, Chris Benoit, Roddy Piper, Eddy Guerrero, Test, Sean O’Haire, Sensational Sherry … Seems like anyone thats liability just mysteriously dies. The E stands for EVIL, do not support the evil cult empire! Theres no such thing as coincidences you idiots, wake the . up!

  9. I forgot to mention the most obvious Owen Hart, who died at an event called “Over the Edge”! You can’t make this shit up people!

  10. Vince McMahon is the determining factor whether you get in the WWE HOF. That’s not true of the Observer Hall of Fame. Like other sports the eligibility for the Hall of Fame is determined by voters; people who know what they’re talking about since they are in the industry.

  11. At the risk of feeding a troll, explain how Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero were liabilities. They were both highly respected members in good standing on the active roster at the time of their deaths. Did WWE also manufacture evidence of Benoit’s chronic brain trauma? Guerrero & Pillman both died of atherosclerotic heart disease, chronic build-up of plaque in the blood vessels. How would WWE pull off killing someone in such a way? And what did Sherri Martel ever do for WWE to consider her a liability that they would supposedly murder her years after her active career? Or any of those wrestlers you mentioned? Piper even made frequent guest appearances and was well receiver every time. If WWE is systematically eliminating all past wrestlers it considers to be undesirables, wouldn’t Hulk Hogan, Madusa Micelli, Shane Douglas, & Billy Jack Haynes all be dead by now?
    WWE’s main evil-doing is trying to be the sole monopoly of the wrestling industry. Accusing them of systematic murder of past wrestlers and never leaving behind evidence of their culpability is the stuff of B movie schlock.

  12. Not sure, but what do you actually “get” from being in it should be the question. In 30 years when there’s over 250 people in it, will anyone really care? Fans will determine their own favorites. Kind of like the R & R hall of fame, which is very subjective also.

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