WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart is without a doubt one of the best technical pro wrestlers the pro wrestling industry has ever seen. He is also controversial wrestler whose views haven’t always been seen in the best of ways.

Despite all his controversy, Bret Hart’s influence on the pro wrestling industry is continued to be felt throughout the pro wrestling world. During the mid-90s he was at the height of his popularity as well.

Back in 1996, Hart announced that he had decided to stay with WWE despite WCW being interested in him. However, despite having signed a 20-year contract with WWE, Hart signed with WCW the following year for a three-year deal worth $9 million.

While speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross stated that Bret Hart deserved to be the highest-paid pro wrestler in WWE as he was the most valuable player in the company.


“Bret always felt he had a lot of worth. He felt that he should’ve been paid more and I am not disagreeing with that at all. He should’ve been the highest-paid guy in WWE by far. He was the most valuable player in WWE at that time, which is why to me it was not a hard decision. But, also, I am not looking at the books. I am not looking at Vince’s accounting and so forth and so on,

Bret Hart would go on to have a subpar time in WCW and ended his career after suffering a career-ending injury at the hands of Goldberg. Regardless, Bret Hart’s contributions to the pro wrestling industry can never be understated and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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