Bret Hart Comments On Roman Reigns’ WWE Suspension, Talks About WWE’s Drug Policy In The 90s, More

Nick Hausman

Bret “The Hitman” Hart spoke about Roman Reigns‘ WWE suspension today in the latest episode of The Sharpshooter Podcast on Bret Hart Radio.

You can can find his comments transcribed below.

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On whether or not he was surprised by the news of Roman Reigns’ WWE suspension:

BH: I am surprised. I was kind of hoping he could somehow make a good run at being champion. I think in a lot of ways he never got the fair shake that he deserved. Failing the wellness policy could be a number of things. If it was for steroids or something like that… muscle enhancement, or whatever you want to call it. If it was that category or not. I don’t think he needed it, for one. It is what it is as a policy. I’m all behind the policy. There doesn’t need to be any of that in wrestling. I don’t know if there is a double standard where some guys are allowed to take certain things and some guys aren’t. There’s sort of a thin line between being found guilty and being found innocent. I have no idea. As far as I know the drug policy in WWE is pretty legit. As far as I know, unless someone tells me otherwise, everybody is tested. You have to know you’re going to get tested so what are you ever going to get dirty for? It turns out you get tested and it’s steroids or let’s say it’s something as minuscule as having a toke on a joint at a birthday party. It could be something really small or insignificant. The fact that they sacked him over it is kind of a shock to me. The rules are what they are. In the 90s when I was champion and they started a very serious drug policy. Everybody had to comply. Including Lex Luger and the bodybuilders. They had to comply to it. It was the same thing. You just can’t take any chances. Where it is today and how intense it is. I know that drug test is pretty intense. They test you for everything from pills to… just about everything. 

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This week’s “Sharpshooting w/ Bret Hart” segment also features discussion about:

  • WWE no longer having long WWE World Heavyweight Championship runs
  • Dean Ambrose as WWE World Heavyweight Champion
  • Natalya’s heel turn on Becky Lynch at Money In The Bank
  • The upcoming WWE Draft
  • Whether or not Kurt Angle should return to WWE for one more run
  • More…

In the second half of the show Bret welcomes former UFC Heavyweight Champion and current NJPW broadcaster for AXS TV Josh Barnett to discuss:

  • Josh’s next UFC fight on September 3rd
  • Balancing being a pro wrestler and an MMA fighter
  • Bret’s memories of Ken Shamrock making the jump to WWE
  • The wrestlers that Josh enjoyed the most growing up
  • The realism that comes along with Japanese wrestling
  • Differences between when Bret was brought in to pro wrestling compared to the way wrestlers are brought in today
  • Josh and Bret’s memories of Karl Gotch
  • If the current pro wrestling product is moving more towards sports or entertainment
  • More…

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