Bret Hart Says HHH vs Undertaker was Mediocre

Posted by Pro Wrestling on Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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Bret Hart spoke with Wrestle Talk TV Extra. Here are some of the things he had to say about Triple H.

“I have a certain amount of respect for Triple H. I remember when he first came in, I remember commenting on stuff that he did. Because I’d usually give wrestlers my thoughts and try to help them on stuff… 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?

“I look at [CM] Punk… I can look at certain wrestlers and I go, this guy is an innovator. Like a Rey Mysterio, who’s done stuff that no one has ever thought of before. Punk has done stuff — really unique moves and you go, ‘gee I’ve never seen anything like that before.’ They innovate all the time, and they create new sequences and moves and things.

“Then you look at someone like Triple H. When I look at him — he’s always had a good look as far as his body went — he always had a pretty muscular physique. But you look at someone like Hunter and you wonder, what has he really done. One move that he ever created that nobody ever saw before or some highspots or an idea for a match… 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.

“What has he ever done that’s great? He’s never had a great match, I don’t think ever. Whenever I look at Triple H’s matches, including the last one he had with Undertaker — and 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.

“Before Triple H wrestled Undertaker last year, I remember watching it and going, ‘I can picture the whole match in my head, I can tell you exactly what this match is going to be like and how it’s going to go. And I remember watching it and it went exactly how I predicted it… I thought it was mediocre at best, maybe a 4 out of 10, or 3 out of 10.

“I think Paul is a little overrated… overrated for being great. I can sit here and tell you that there was one match that he ever had with anybody that I thought was great. It’s kind of a shame, he should have a great match somewhere with somebody. And you’d think that he would have had it by now, but I don’t think he’s a great wrestler.”

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  • Joe Musolf

    Someone sounds bitter!

    • Suraj Sajnani

      Nope, someone sounds like they are offering the truth for once… r u kiddin me, what does Triple H have that Bret envies hahaha.. that’s a good one

  • FrostyRSIFX

    Triple H has had many, many, many great matches. Brett is a legend, but he’s letting his personal feelings cloud his objectivity when it comes to H-Man

  • allan

    wtf ,ok i believe triple h is overated in the ring, and bret is better,but on that mic and in character triple h is way better then brets ever was. but the biggest thing i hate bret saying is hhh never had a good match….is bret fucking high i can think of many matches just off the top of my head ,hhh-hbk summerslam, hhh-rock ladder match, hell in a cell with foley,hhh vs ric flair ,austin vs hhh 3 stages of hell…seriously bret wow

    • Suraj Sajnani

      those are all garbage matches you idiot…. r u freakin kiddin me… Bret knows what hez talkin bout.. not one good match HHH has ever had coz he’s a fucking joke… Bret is an absolute legend and he knows who has it facotr

      • allan mccann

        Don’t call me names when you can’t even spell. This is not a flame war. And to say those matches were shit…shows how little you know about pro yah don’t care

  • x6one3x

    Sorry Bret but you sound bitter. Hhh is great. 3 stages of hell with Austin wasn’t great? His matches with hbk when he returned?? His time in evolution.. on top of that he is incredible on the mic… and heel or face he’s over with the crowd.

  • God’s Diamond

    at least he’s honest now. i remember when he came back 2010 and thanked the mcmahons and h3 he seemed fake especially re: h3

    • allan

      he is thankful wwe bailed him out of a debt lol

  • Adam Hall

    Sorry Bret but you just sound so bitter.To actually say TAKER VS TRIPS last year was only 4 outta 10 that is disgracefull. He obviously never heard the crowed during that match.

    • allan

      people were into cause of the story, bret is talking about the wrestling,which was ok at best,but you cant expect alot from two semi retired guys,but you can play it up to be more then it was which wwe did, it was mostly chairshots,not even half as good as hbk vs taker

      • x6one3x

        You don’t need to have a super technical wrestling match to have a great match. The match was absolutely incredible. Both of them. The flat out energy was insane. Hhh is great. More so than Bret in many ways. Not as a technician. But as a character. On the mic and as a brawler. Hhh also controlled the crowd more so than Bret ever did.

  • K!NG

    HBK VS triple H at summerslan 2002 was a 5 star match IMO

    • Jamaal Piper

      Guys like HBK, Kurt Angle, CM Punk, and Bret can make a great match with just about anyone. I think that match had more to do with HBK then Triple H.

      • allan

        its just one example ,hhh has had many many good matches. and thats not true about punk at all. i dont think he would even agree with that.

      • Suraj Sajnani

        yup that had more to do with HBK…HHH sucks ass in the ring

  • Lo

    HHH did the greatest thing ever and married the bosses daughter WWE if his in a few years. The 1st and 2nd HHH Undertaker match sucked but the 3rd was really good. Not Bret Heart Stone Cold good but 2000′s good

  • delrvich

    Would someone please remind Bret Hart that prowrestling is a work and that is not all about him.

  • ed

    I hate when retired superstars talk garbage, about current superstars,
    let it go, don’t even comment on it. it does make him look bitter. he had his time in the Sun, he was a great great wrestler. no need to talk badly about someone.

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  • Erwfan Erw

    ill agree with bret on this. it was not in the league of hbk vs taker or even batista vs taker.

  • Raging88

    I have to agree with Bret here….Triple H has been good in gimmick matches, but there isn’t one match that I can say he was great in that didn’t involve him using a weapon

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