Bret Hart has given a scathing assessment of the way Eric Bischoff dealt with talent during his time in WCW.
During an interview on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, Hart gave examples of Bischoff’s mismanagement and described him as “the worst loser maggot that ever got into wrestling.”
“The Hitman” spent three years in WCW between 1997 and 2000, during which time Bischoff was Executive Vice President of the company.
In August, WWE tweeted clip from the WWE Network series Monday Night War where Hart claimed his former boss rejected the chance to use Mike Tyson on WCW programming before the boxer’s appearances in WWE.
Bischoff dismissed the claim as “absolute nonsense” and advised Bret to undergo a dementia check. He has also previously said of Hart that, compared to his WWE days, he was “like a broken toy” when he joined WCW.
Despite ending his wrestling career on a bad note, Bret has since regained his enthusiasm for the product and has made cameo appearances for WWE in recent years.
Asked about his disappointing time in WCW, Hart accused Bischoff of destroying his last few years as a wrestler and said his former boss “was too stupid to know what a career was”.
Hart added, “If you had passion for your matches or genius for wrestling talent, it didn’t mean anything to Eric Bischoff. He was the worst loser maggot that ever got into wrestling.”
In response to Bischoff’s remarks that Hart was like a “broken toy” in WCW, “The Hitman” insisted he was just as passionate about wrestling when he joined the company as he was during his time in WWE.
“I could strangle him when I hear him say that because that is so not true. I was so on fire. I wanted to take the world on.
“He was such an idiot. I would say all that right to him if he were sat next to you.”
You can listen to the full interview here