Hall of Famer Bret Hart Talks About WWE Changing Its Name

Chris Cash

The following is an excerpt from a Bret Hart interview with The UK Sun:

Last week WWE chairman Vince McMahon ruled that the group’s name no longer stands for World Wrestling Entertainment and instructed all employees not to use the W word again.

However, in the second part of SunSport’s world exclusive interview with Hart, The Hitman says he can’t see why the change has been made.

Hart told us: "I’m kind of scratching my head about that. I don’t know that it makes any difference. Wrestling is wrestling. Call it whatever name you want, it’s still wrestling.

"I think WWE is synonymous with wrestling. If WWE doesn’t stand for World Wrestling Entertainment then what does it stand for? It may be a case of Vince trying to monopolise wrestling even more than he has

"I think a lot of the wrestlers today, judging by the styles they have, they are wrestlers. They are not bodybuilders or powerlifters or strongmen like in the days of Hulk Hogan, where it was more the look.

"The young stars today don’t want to be Hulk Hogan. They want to be Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels."

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