Bret Hart Comments On Vince McMahon's WWE Retirement
Bret Hart has had his say on Vince McMahon’s WWE exit
When Vince McMahon retired from WWE, many names from pro wrestling’s annals paid tribute to the former WWE CEO, with one surprising name paying tribute coming in the form of Bret Hart.
Hart was asked about McMahon’s departure during an interview with Bill Apter at The Gathering Wrestling Convention, and said the following about his former boss:
"I'm like everybody else, I'm mostly just kind of surprised," Hart responded. "I don't think anybody's ever made as big a footprint as Vince McMahon and, you know, I feel kind of sad about it, actually. I know people probably think I would be gloating or happy to see him go through what he's going but I don't. I feel bad that it happened or whatever has happened. I think his loss or his absence from the business will be sorely missed.”
McMahon and Hart were famously on bad terms for many years after Vince orchestrated the Montreal Screwjob on Hart during his last WWE match at Survivor Series 1997. Hart later knocked McMahon out backstage, but returned to the WWE fold in the mid-2000s, being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006, then returning to WWE TV in 2010.