Bret Hart has never been one to shy away from sharing his opinion. Now, on his podcast Confessions of a Hitman, Bret Hart has explained how he rates wrestlers.
As such, he rated both himself and Hulk Hogan. The Hitman revealed he used 3 categories to rate wrestlers. Those categories are look, promo skills, and in-ring wrestling ability.
Hart gives each wrestler a score out of 10 for each category. You add those up and you get a total amount for each guy.
So, how would Hart rank Hulk Hogan?
“…when you add all those up, like, each category, I think of Hogan, if you give him a 10-out-of-10 on his look, you give him 10-out-of-10 on his promo, but his actual wrestling skills, you might give him a two, so you give him a 22-out-of-30 and that’s what I would gage him that.”
22 out of 30. I guess that’s not a bad score. How does that compare to what Hart thinks of himself? Hart gave himself a 7 out of 10 for his look:
“In my case, I’d say my look, I wasn’t Hulk Hogan. I never pretended to be. I didn’t have the kind of build. I would say I was a seven-out-of-10. I didn’t have a bad look. I looked like an athlete, and I was pretty fit, and I was pretty strong. Yeah, I evolved into a good look. My look wasn’t holding me back. I had a decent gimmick.”
How about promo skills?
“And then, it’s like, ‘okay, is he a talker, Bret Hart?’ And it’s like, well, that’s his weakest point. I did get better, and better, and a lot better. I sometimes had great mic moments in my career, but it was my weakest area and I knew that. I would give myself a four-out-of-10 or a five-out-of-10 on promo skills.”
Finally, how does Hart rate his in-ring ability?
“And then, it’s like the third category is, how good can he, Bret Hart, actually wrestle? I think on that scale, I’d give myself a nine, maybe a 10. I could wrestle anybody, any shape.”
How did it all add up? Well, in the end, he gave himself a 21 out of 30. So, he’s just 1 shy of Hogan. What do you think? What rating would you give each using Bret’s scale? Let us know on Twitter.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription of the quotes.