Road Dogg, real name Brian James, has received support from former WWE Superstar Midian following his hotly debated comments about Bret Hart.
Last week, the D-Generation X member trended on social media for several days after claiming to be more entertaining than Hart. His comment sparked a backlash online, with many jumping to The Hitman’s defense.
Midian Monte, who worked for WWE between 1996 and 2001, and The Pharoah featured his former tag team partner Henry O. Appeared with Godwin. The 53-year-old agreed with Rod Dogg’s comment but said that Hart was a better performer inside the ring:
“Oh, one hundred percent, better sports entertainment,” said Midian when asked about Road Dogg’s comments. “Not a better wrestler. Other than him [Henry O. Godwin], Road Dogg is my best friend. We lived together, we did everything. Brian isn’t afraid to rock the boat.” [34:21 – 34:42]
Hart is considered by many to be one of the best technical wrestlers in WWE history. His most notable in-ring performance came in 1996 when he wrestled against Shawn Michaels in an Iron Man match at WrestleMania 12.
Midian on the positive and negative aspects of Bret Hart’s wrestling personality
The terms “professional wrestling” and “sports entertainment” often generate debate among fans and performers. While some prefer the in-ring aspect of the business, others tune in to see the gripping story.
In Midian’s opinion, Bret Hart could have been a marquee fan favorite like the iconic Bruno Sammartino if he had wrestled in the previous generation. However, he believes that the former WCW and WWE star did not provide the same level of entertainment as other megastars of his era:
“Brett would be Bruno Sammartino if he was about 15 years ago,” Midian continued. “Brett is one of the best in-ring wrestlers ever. No charisma. Perfect example, look at Lance Storm, awesome guy. Chris Benoit, awesome wrestler. That’s why you give him a manager or something. ” [34:44 – 35:07]
Midian also pointed to the time Undertaker reacted furiously after his 487-pound opponent injured three men in the space of a few months.
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