This year’s WWE Hall of Fame will be memorable to the WWE Universe for all the wrong reasons. The headlines coming out of the show include Triple H’s interesting comments about All Elite Wrestling as well as a fan deciding to run into the ring and attack Bret Hart as he accepted The Hart Foundation’s induction alongside Natalya.
The attacker was quickly moved out of the building by a number of wrestlers but not before he was given something to remember them by. Hart himself hasn’t spoke openly about the attack over the past few months, but the two-time Hall of Famer recently spoke to Saturday Night’s Main Event about the altercation and the fact that he believes his attacker came out much worse than he did.
“I didn’t see the guy until it was too late. I could tell something was happening but I thought it was a fight in the crowd. You never take anything for granted. I consider myself lucky that it was as insignificant of an incident as it was. Everyone thought I got punched and hurt and manhandled by that guy but it was more the other way around, I think.”
“It was a bad day for that guy. I feel bad that it happened. It was a stupid thing to do. I know something happened to Arnold Schwarzenegger a few weeks ago. I hope it doesn’t become something that people think is funny to do all the time because at the same time you take that incident that happened in New York at WrestleMania it could be like John Lennon. He didn’t think anyone would shoot him in the back walking into his house. So you can’t take anything for granted. Wrestling fans are very passionate. They get caught up in the storylines and all the things that go into wrestling and all that’s good but I wouldn’t recommend attacking wrestlers at Hall of Fames,” he said via WrestlingInc.
Hart went on to talk about some of the possible motives behind the attack as well as pointing out that he actually feels bad for his attacker because he got hurt pretty bad.
“I heard various theories and things that were put forward. I heard he was a devoted fan of Vince’s that he loved Vince McMahon and I’ve heard the other way around that he wanted to do harm to Vince and by doing harm to me was doing harm to Vince.”
“I don’t know which of those is true. I don’t care too much to talk about it because that’s what they want. They just want attention. They want the headline. They want us all to talk about it on the radio right now. This is the first time I’ve talked about it. I feel bad it happened. I don’t feel bad for him. He got hurt pretty good, I think. Some of the wrestlers that jumped on him landed on me pretty hard by trying to protect me which I appreciate but it’s a better left unsaid kind of thing.”