Bret Hart's been critical of Seth Rollins in the past, saying that he was reckless after John Cena suffered a broken nose and Sting suffered a career-ending neck injury following bouts with Rollins.
Fans have been wondering all week what Bret Hart would say after Finn Balor was injured in his match with Rollins at SummerSlam. Wrestlezone's Nick Hausman, Bret's former co-host on his weekly podcasts reached out to The Hitman, who gave the following statement:
"I take no great pleasure in saying 'I told you so,' but if you’re a professional wrestler and you keep hurting opponents and or yourself, clearly you’re doing it wrong. I wrestled a very realistic and physical style and not once in 23 years did I ever hurt one opponent ever. Seth Rollins needs to improve his technique and become the safest wrestler in the business. I have great respect for Seth. I believe he’ll improve and hopefully stop hurting the talent before someone gets killed. Wrestlers have to trust one another. If a wrestler holds the life of another wrestler in his hands for the sake of his family, wife or children you plain and simply cannot drop it!"
Bret went on to place some blame on some WWE higher ups for not acting on said problems sooner.
"I saw this coming, if anything WWE producers are negligent for not speaking up about it to him already, instead they’re probably gushing with joy, slapping him on the back telling him “great job!” Bill Goldberg was similar. When I think of Samoa Joe nearly killing Tyson Kidd, then see him continuing to use that deadly finish of his, I just shake my head. It’s not real, it’s only supposed to look real, wrestlers are not crash test dummies!"
Hart commented on his Sharpshooter podcast a few months ago that he is a big fan of Rollins, which is why his criticisms have been so harsh.
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