Bret "Hitman" Hart has clarified his recent criticisms about Seth Rollins, saying he is a big fan of 'The Architect'. The WWE legend also said he has been voicing his concerns so Rollins becomes the "safest" and "best wrestler in the world".

The former WWE champion, during episode 76 of Heated Conversations With Booker T, said he wants Rollins to be the "best wrestler in the world" and also the "safest".

"I'm not trying to pick on him. I'm just trying to remind him that it's not about hurting guys. That doesn't make you a good wrestler. It makes you a really lousy wrestler," he said, according to WrestlingInc.

The 59-year-old added he is "a big fan of Seth Rollins" but the wrestling business is not about hurting people.

"Now, he thinks I've got a hard on for him, or I'm out to get him, or out to make him sound bad. I'm not. I love his wrestling and I like him as a person. He's always a respectful guy and I know he's trying his hardest," he added.

This comes just a month after Hart said the former WWE world champion is "doing it wrong" in the ring despite being a professional wrestler, as Finn Balor suffered a serious shoulder injury during a fight against Rollins for WWE Universal Championship. The Demon King won the fight but immediately had vacate the title after becoming the first-ever Universal champion. According to reports, Balor needs at least 4-6 months to return from the injury.

In July 2015, Rollins broke John Cena's nose with a high knee during their match on Monday Night Raw. Hart touched on this in his interview, saying: "He's lucky, really lucky, that he didn't kill John Cena right in the middle of the ring".

Sting also suffered a neck injury during his match against Rollins at Night of Champions on September 2015.

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