Bret Hart On Wrestlemania IX & Being Lied To By The WWE About His Title Run

During an appearance on “Prime Time With Sean Mooney”, Bret Hart discussed the infamous ending of Wrestlemania IX that saw Hulk Hogan win the title in seconds after Hart himself had lost the advertised main event and how he felt that he was lied to by the WWE. Here’s what he had to say:

I actually have really good memories of being here for WrestleMania IX. I was a little disappointed with the plans they had for me in the future. Other than that, it was great. I remember I got off the plane, and there was my face and pictures of me with the belt were everywhere at the airport. In a lot of ways, it was some of my greatest memories. It was the first time I was the main event at a WrestleMania, I was really honored. I will say that I had absolutely no expectation for what happened.

It was my understanding, as Vince had said to me from the day I won the title, he said, ‘You don’t have to worry about anything. We’re looking at you as a long-term champion. You’re going to be champion here for a long time. We’re thinking 6, maybe 7 years.’ Kind of going back to what Bruno did, where the champion holds the belt for a really long time, and that Hulk Hogan would have no bearing on anything that I was doing. Those were the first lies that they told me. In the end, it was like, they lied to me. They gave me no warning for that at all.

I know people have a hard time understanding how it works; I’m not even sure how it works being champion, but I know that, basically, when you’re the champion, when you have the belt in your bag, and you’re the guy. You’re the highest paid guy on the card, and that was a big honor for me. I was making big plans for all the big main event money I was going to be making, and instead I got demoted, basically, and Hulk Hogan took my spot again.

You can listen to the podcast HERE.

Credit: Prime Time With Sean Mooney. H/T WrestlingInc.

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