Legendary WWE Wrestler, Bret Hart recently spoke about Triple H wanting to destroy The Rock in the past. Hart recalls that Triple H and Shawn Michaels were actually quite ruthless back in the early days of the Attitude Era.
Bret Hart appeared on the 81 Podcast to speak about The Rock nearly getting destroyed.
Bret Hart Speaks About Triple H Nearly Destroying The Rock
“I know that Triple H and maybe even Shawn (Michaels) back then were pretty ruthless,” Hart recalled.
“If someone was tied to me or connected to me, they would try to ruin them. Even Rock, Dwayne Johnson. They really tried to crack him, really bust his chops all the time, all while I was there. I remember telling Dwayne all the time, I remember going ‘don’t listen to these guys.
Don’t let these guys, like you’re a really good talent. You don’t need these guys.’ “In fact, I wrestled, if you remember, when I did that big interview where I talked about America and how they could kiss my ass and all that.
That same night, I think maybe on next week’s taping but it was filmed that night, I wrestled The Rock in a match. Wrestled Dwayne Johnson. They wanted me to beat him in the ring. Triple H wanted me to beat Dwayne Johnson and win the Intercontinental Title.
And I remember I refused. I said ‘what do I need the Intercontinental Title for?’ “We ended up doing the Figure Four on the post and Steve Austin came out, Owen and Davey came out for a run in and a bunch of interference.
And I remember Triple H was sick about it. He wanted me to beat, he had a thing for Dwayne Johnson, he wanted to ruin Dwayne Johnson. He just hated him. And I remember saying ‘I like Dwayne Johnson. And I think, he just got the Intercontinental Title.
He doesn’t need me to take it from him.’ I didn’t want to be Intercontinental Champion. It was all politics. I think Triple H was trying to steer me into the Intercontinental belt instead of the world belt”.
Bret Hart is known as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He retired from professional wrestling years ago but is still remembered by many, and he regularly appears at various wrestling promotions. His most recent noteworthy appearance was for AEW, where he revealed the AEW World Title for the first time.