During his recent chat with Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler recalled his classic feud with Bret Hart. Lawler also explained how Hart's mother, Helen, helped solve some of the personal issues between himself and "The Hitman." Check out the highlights below.
On "some people" taking his promo's the wrong way:
“In my case, some of the things that I would do, and I was just doing it because of my character, or whatever. I was doing stuff that I thought would be funny and entertaining. In my case, a lot of the things that I would say about my opponent in trying to just be funny would cause some hard feelings. I didn’t even realize it at the time. I came from an era where you could just say or do anything about your opponent and everybody knew it was just part of the business. But over the years, some people have taken it personally.”
On Helen Hart helping Bret change the way he felt about Lawler:
“In my mind, I said, ‘what can I say that in the fans’ eyes, would make them think that Bret Hart and Jerry Lawler hate each other?’ So, I went with the insults on Bret’s parents, not knowing at the time that really pissed Bret off. He didn’t tell me until later. It was a while later after we stopped working together. His mother, Helen Hart told Bret, ‘we loved that when Jerry Lawler talked about us. Stu and I loved it because it made us part of the event. It brought us in and gave us some notoriety. We loved it.’ It wasn’t until Bret’s mother told him that, that he changed his feelings towards me.”
On "animosity" between himself and Bret:
“There was really animosity when I worked with Bret. I’ll never forget, he put a Sharpshooter on me, and this was a shoot. They had to come in the ring and pull him off of me.”