Former WCW President Eric Bischoff recently appeared as a guest on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, where he responded to the remarks Bret Hart made on him. This is the same podcast that Bret appeared on and made the remarks in question.
On Bret Hart calling Bischoff a ‘loser’ and a maggot’, the former General Manager of WWE RAW revealed his own problems he had working with Bret Hart
“I didn’t listen to your show with Bret. I’m generally aware of the kind of things that Bret says because he’s been saying them for years, so it’s nothing new there. I’m sure he didn’t break any news. He’s just a miserable guy. He’s the type of guy–and I said it in one of my responses on Twitter; he has a giant hole in his soul, and he’s going to have to fill it with hate for somebody. When he came to work for me he hated Vince McMahon. He hated everybody in the McMahon family; he hated Shawn Michaels; he didn’t want to work with Hulk Hogan. He hated Ric Flair, he hated Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, he hated everybody, and I had to listen to that. It was a major effort to get him and Flair on the same page; which wasn’t because of Ric, it was because of Bret; he just hated everybody.”
Bischoff believes that he always treated Bret ‘extremely well’ and paid him a lot of money, even though Hart wouldn’t put effort to be energetic or be passionate during his time in the WCW.
“If you just watched him or listened to him over the years, he was able to get into the WWE Hall of Fame so he buried the hatchet with Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels, of course he did, but you know, Bret showed up in WCW, it makes me laugh when he says he didn’t like how he was treated because we paid him a lot of money and treated him extremely well. Here was a guy that would show up 45 minutes before television started, before a live TV show and he would show up looking like he would sleep in the gutter the last three days; and he had no energy, no real desire to integrate himself and insert himself in the process. He wasn’t at all passionate about anything he did from day one.”