Bret "The Hitman" Hart has slammed the recent Hall-of-Fame decisions, saying WWE has done a "really lousy job" overlooking some all-time greats. The former WWE champion was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.
"I'm never going to take anything away from any of the inductees that they've had. But, to me – the Hall of Fame this year – I have a voice of protest as sort of a legendary figure of the industry. I am embarrassed that there's so many great wrestlers out there that have never been given their credit. Never got their due," the 59-year-old wrestler said in an interview with Forbes.
Hart stressed that Rick Rude, The Fabulous Rougeaus, The Demolition and the Hart Foundation are deserving potential inductees. He also asked as to how the Freebirds got inducted this year ahead of WrestleMania 32 as they "never did anything" for the WWE.
"Why have they been overlooked when you can induct the Freebirds, who never did squat in WWE? Ever. Never drew any money, never did anything. When I remember the Freebirds, they were all drunk and passed out at the gate at one of the airports in my first day in WWF. None of them even made the show that day, they were too drunk to make their plane," Hart noted.
He also said that Sweet Daddy Siki, who was the first black wrestler to fight for the World Championship, has been left behind.
"Nobody has thought to say why he [Siki] is not in the Hall of Fame," Hart stated and claimed that his brother Owen Hart also deserved to be in the Hall of Fame. Owen fell to his death during the Over the Edge pay-per-view event held in Kansas City, Missouri in 1999.