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Bret Hart says Triple H wanted to ruin the Rock

On the latest episode of A&E's WWE Rivals revolved around The Rock and Triple H's real-life tension in the mid-to-late 1990s. Hart, one of wrestling's biggest stars at the time, recalled how The Game allegedly complained about the former WWE Champion during a tour:

"I can remember Triple H on a flight to Dubai talking about Dwayne [Dwayne Johnson, The Rock's real name], 'Can you believe this guy? He thinks he's a superstar.' Triple H would just pick on him every night

In the next interview clip, Triple H played down suggestions that he frequently mocked The Rock:

"It's maybe just my selective memory, but I don't recall f***ing with him that much."

Bret had previously spoken that

"Triple H and maybe even Shawn [Michaels], were pretty ruthless. If someone was tied to me or connected to me, they would try to ruin them. Even Dwayne Johnson [The Rock]. They really tried to crack him and bust his chops. I remember telling Dwayne all the time, ‘Don’t listen to these guys. You’re a really good talent and you don’t need these guys.’"

The Hitman then described an incident from 1997, when he wrestled Rock for his newly-won Intercontinental Champion. Bret claimed that Triple H wanted Hart to go over, which Hart spoke up against, saying he didn't need to win:

"I wrestled The Rock and they wanted me to beat him. Triple H did. He wanted me to beat Dwayne and win the Intercontinental Title. I refused. ‘What do I need the Intercontinental Title for?’ We did the figure four on the post, Steve Austin came out, Owen [Hart] and Davey [Boy Smith] came out, a bunch of interference. I remember Triple H was sick about it because he had a thing for Dwayne and wanted to ruin him. He hated him."

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