Bret Hart: Vince McMahon “Single-handedly Killed” Tag Team Wrestling

On Confessions Of The Hitman, episode 33, Bret Hart talked about tag team wrestling. Hart made his debut around the time when tag team wrestling was one of the best things about WWE. 

At that time, WWE had several world-class tag teams that, according to Hart, were able to put on 5-star classics at any given time. 

“There were so many great teams,” Hart remembered. “It’s sad if you look at tag team wrestling today, where it [has] gone because they let it die out a little. But it always had its own history and its own style.”

“A tag team wrestling match is so much different than any match on the card. It’s a completely different kind of strategy to the match and building it up. And the matchups – there are four guys in the ring and you team up Andre [The Giant] and Haku, as an example, against me and Jim ‘The Anvil’. It’s like, people go, ‘what’s going to happen in this?’ Me and Jim working over Andre can happen. Two guys on one. It was just fun to play up the psychology of how would The Hart Foundation fare against that team or The Rougeaus? They tag in and out all the time and they have a certain style.”

Hart also said that one of the reasons tag team wrestling is no longer an important part of WWE nowadays is because Vince McMahon is no longer a fan of it. The Hitman also said that Vince “singlehandedly killed” tag team wrestling in WWE.

“I think it’s my understanding that Vince McMahon got sick of tag team wrestling and is no longer a fan of it,” Hart said. “And that’s so sad that he kind of singlehandedly killed a part of the wrestling business that was so important.”