During an interview with Kee On Sports, former WWE Superstar Duke “The Dumpster” Droese has opened up about receiving some advice from multi-time WWE Champion Bret Hart.
Droese said that Bret Hart told him that he should refuse to lose to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in what was going to be Austin’s first match for the company:
Bret Hart “was giving me what seemed to be good advice. I thought he was giving me good advice, especially because that time seemed to be when my contract was coming up, and that’s when I refused to work with Steve in his first match, which I explained to him why. It wasn’t him, and we became good friends after that. But I stood up for myself in that situation and it worked. They gave me the angle with Triple H, so I said, ‘Holy crap, there’s something to this [complaining].’”
Duke “The Dumpster” Droese then explained that with the benefit of hindsight, he thinks that Bret Hart was just messing with him, and didn’t actually think he should refuse to lose the match:
“I thought Bret was giving me good advice, and I would take advice of his later on that wouldn’t necessarily be so good [laughs]. I think at times he was just winding me up, but it is what it is. I was inexperienced and I didn’t know any better. I was clueless in a lot of ways. That’s the way it was, but yeah, he did, he told me on a couple of occasions just to refuse to do it or not do the job. That one time [with Steve Austin] it definitely worked but that’s only because my contract was up.”