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King Kong Bundy Rips Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, and Andre the Giant

King Kong Bundy is making the news for some interesting comments he made in a recent interview. The former WWE headliner offered candid thoughts, some of which are quite interesting coming from a former main-eventer.

Bundy was a recent guest on Vince Russo’s podcast. Russo delivered a very entertaining interview with the former WrestleMania 2 headliner. Bundy talked about the ups and downs of his career, his WWE peers, and much more. Here are some of the highlights of the conversation.

Bundy talked about his failed 1994 return to the WWE. If you remember, Bundy came back with a lot of hype but quickly wound up relegated to a low-mid card star. Bundy says he came back with big promises yet little delivered by the CEO.

I was a young kid. That was a brilliant run (his 1984 run). I will never forget that for as long as I live. The business was on its ass. You couldn’t put people on a seat with a crowbar and I’m sitting around watching Barry Horowitz doing interviews and I was doing none. I was there for almost 18 months but they didn’t do anything with me. Vince called me and said he was going to give me a super push. I went back and got nothing. That is a very cold place when they are not doing anything with you. I’m watching Barry Horowitz, nothing against Barry Horowitz, I like him, he has no business in professional business, but I like him. I’m watching Horowitz do interviews and I’m doing none.

Bundy had a big run in the 1980s with Andre the Giant. I remember as a kid seeing those matches hyped on television and getting excited. Unfortunately the matches didn’t deliver, as you can see watching them via YouTube or the Network. Bundy wasn’t a big fan either and was asked about working with Andre.

You really want to know? Absolutely miserable. Andre The Giant was not a nice man…

On the contrary, Bundy was a big fan of working with Hulk Hogan. I never knew this but Bundy told Russo that it was Hogan who got him his job with the WWE.

Hulk got me my job and always took care of me. He was always good to me.

The most controversial thing said during this interview was when Bundy was asked about Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels as WWE world champions. Bundy was not a fan.

… The advent on the downfall of this business was champions like Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. Horrible world champions. Did not look like grown men in my opinion. I read Bret’s book. Wow. You cannot pick up a page without being amazed at how this man’s ego was out of control. Bret wrote in his book I called him ‘little man’. I always called him the ‘little hitter’ because he looked like a little kid in the ring. I come back six years later and he’s the world champion… Total piece of sh**, Bret Hart. I used to be friends with Bret. I stayed at his house one time back in the day.

I am sure that won’t make Bret Hart very happy. He also had some negative things to say about the Macho Man Randy Savage, somewhat tasteless in my opinion now that he has passed. Regardless, you can check out the whole interview at http://www.pyroandballyhoo.com/podcast/swerve-ep-22-king-kong-bundy-early-years-wm-working-whulk-andre-locker-room-changed-returned-wwe/

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Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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