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Bret Hart never shared a big relationship with Triple H and their history dates back from when HHH aligned with HBK when both Bret and Shawn were going into a massive real-life feud towards Bret’s final months with WWE back in 1997.
In a recent interview with WrestleTalk TV Extra, the WWE Hall of Famer somewhat ripped into Triple H and while he admits that he has a certain amount of respect for Triple H, to him, he’s just a good wrestler, but not great.
“Triple H has always been a good wrestler. But great? What is he now, a 1,000 time world champion? How great really is he,” Bret asked.
He compared Triple H’s accomplishments to those like CM Punk, and Rey Mysterio, who he called innovators.
“But you look at someone like Hunter and you wonder, what has he really done,” said Bret. “He’s mostly a guy that just showed up and they made him. He’s always been a decent wrestler. I would consider him a good wrestler and pretty talented. But great? I don’t know, I don’t think so.”
According to Hart, Triple H “never had a great match,” not even his last one with the Undertaker would fall under the “great” category.
“I don’t really mean it as a knock, but I told myself before I watched it because I’m trying to like Paul now these days. That I want to see him do something to make me think he’s got greatness in him.”
He said that he thought his match against Taker inside Hell In A Cell was “mediocre at best,” giving it a rating of 3 or 4 out of 10. He also called him overrated for being great and can’t recall any match that he saw involving him that he could call great.
When fellow WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross was asked the question on Twitter about what he thought of Bret’s comments regarding Triple H, Ross – who’s a good friend of both Superstars – said, “Respectfully disagree.”
You can see the interview below.