Vince McMahon threatened to attack and bloody up Austin Theory on Raw, and then text message photos to his Mom. You can watch below.
Flashbacks to that time I pulled out a Hostess fruit pie in a Vince writers meeting pic.twitter.com/e2iOS20sMT
— Brian Gewirtz (@bfg728) January 18, 2022
WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart is one of the biggest names in the world of pro-wrestling. He has entertained the fans whenever he stepped foot inside the ring but he has been part of controversy on multiple occasions. One was when he was scripted to deliver a homophobic promo.
Jim Ross reveals who was behind the idea
On this week’s episode of the Grilling JR Podcast, AEW commentator, spoke about variety of topics and it was during this time he noted the controversial promo of ‘The Hitman’. He revealed that it was none other than the WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels was Vince’s endorsement. Previously, Bret Hart had exposed Hulk Hogan for being awful.
Back during this period, Bret “The Hitman” Hart was scripted to deliver a somewhat homophobic promo and it met with backlash from the fans. Jim Ross also went on to share his take on the homosexual issues that some people are ‘uncomfortable’ with:
“It certainly was Vince, and Shawn had Vince’s endorsement. Shawn had a free pass and Vince kept Shawn happy, as happy as he could,” Jim Ross explained. “So, you know, that was basically Vince, Vince knew what he wanted there. And whether it was good or bad, that was what he wanted. Bret tried to make it work and tweak some of the creative so that he could, at least, tolerate it in his own mind.
“A lot of guys are just uncomfortable with the homosexual issues. And now, today, in today’s world you would say, ‘well, how could that be such a big deal?’ It shouldn’t have ever been such a big deal. Someone’s sexual preference is what that is, that’s their sexual preference. Today, you wouldn’t say much about it. Good Lord, look at AEW, we have a very diverse roster and so that’s where we are with that.”