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Bret Hart Claims Triple H Stabbed Ken Shamrock in the Back, Talks Support for Shamrock in WWE

April 28, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

– During a recent interview with The 81 Podcast’s Asif Zulfiqar Ali, WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart discussed Ken Shamrock’s run in WWE. According to Hart, Ken Shamrock was not well-liked in WWE after Hart left due to his connection with Shamrock. He also claims that Triple H was a detractor to Shamrock and “stabbed him in the back a lot.” Below are some highlights (via WrestlingInc.com).

Bret Hart on Ken Shamrock coming into WWE: “Right from the start I wanted to wrestle Ken. I would’ve loved to have worked with him. I got Ken in and trained him. I put Vader and Ken, Vader and Ken trained in my house. I had a gym in my house. But I trained Ken in there. I had a lot to do, I was the guy that brought him in and kind of got him to do wrestling. H told me he broke his hand in UFC and said ‘I can’t fight for awhile.’ I said ‘well why don’t you wrestle? Make some money doing wrestling. You’d be a big star in wrestling.’ Ken used to be a pro wrestler before he did the UFC stuff. It wasn’t that hard to go, ‘Okay I’ll go back to the pro wrestling stuff.’ I said, ‘Let your hand mend up and heal and we’ll do wrestling stuff.’”

Hart on not getting to wrestle Shamrock in WWE: “I’d have loved to work with Ken; it just never happened. I don’t know why, probably more to do with the office. In fact, I remember that Vince was going to fire him. And he (Vince) called me up and basically said ‘I’m just getting ready to call Ken Shamrock. I’m gonna fire him.’ And I said, ‘Why would you fire him?’ Vince was like, ‘Lot of guys didn’t like him in management.’ And I said, ‘I don’t think you should fire him. We really need a guy like Ken Shamrock. We can use a guy like that, he can be a star and we can make money with him.’ And I changed his mind. He goes, ‘Okay I’ll keep him.’ And they kept him.”

On Triple H hurting Shamrock in WWE: “He (Shamrock) did pretty good. That was all in the early going when he first showed up and did the match where he refereed me and Stone Cold. That was before he got signed so that was a few weeks before WrestleMania. But I always thought he was someone who could’ve been a way better pro wrestling star than what they allowed him to be. To be honest, I think Triple H didn’t like him, mostly because he was connected to me. But Triple H I remember didn’t like him, and I remember Triple H was working with him a lot, was always criticizing him and talking about him. I think that was one of the guys that stabbed him in the back a lot.”