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Bret Hart Comments On The Kliq And How They Would Bully The Rock Backstage In The 90s

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On a recent episode of 'Confessions of The Hitman', WWE Hall of Famer and multiple time world champion Bret Hart commented on how Shawn Michaels and Triple H would mercilessly bully The Rock, when Rock first started in the WWE in the mid 1990s. Apparently according to Hart, said bullying was due to a lot of jealously by a lot of wrestlers in the locker room and the bullying was an attempt to break The Rock.

Hart commented that his brother Owen, would often go to bat for the Rock when he was being put through the ringer backstage.

"A lot of the wrestlers would give him a hard time in those days, a really hard time, enough to try to break him and get him to quit and they almost succeeded. And I can remember going to bat for Dwayne quite a few times and kind of looking out for him, Owen too. I think Owen and I had a lot to do with sort of looking out for him when he first came down." Hart added, "[The Rock] was kind of a marked guy."

Hart went on to say that the same people who gave Rock a hard time, were the same people who were involved in the 'Montreal Screwjob', so overall Hart had no problem going to bat for Rock.

"I don't know why he had such a hard time being accepted by some of the more jerk-like wrestlers," Hart said. "A lot of the same guys who had a problem with Rock were the same guys that were all involved in the Screwjob with me, so I had the same dislike for the same petty bulls--t that these guys were all about."

Bullying aside, it seemed to have no effect on The Rock, as he arguably became one of the biggest WWE Superstars in its history.

Bret Hart Transcription Credit c/o WrestlingInc.

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