Jeff Jarrett spoke about Bret Hart during this weeks My World with Jeff Jarrett
During it, it recalled a conversation he had with Bret Hart when Hart came to WCW:
I remember telling him that when I left WWF the first time in 95 or 96, my contract expired and I came down. The business was red hot. The NWO was taking off. Nitro was kicking ass. It was just really cranking up, Jarrett said.
During 96 and 97, I immediately knew youre not working for Vince McMahon. Youre not working for any one boss. Youre in a corporate environment. Theres things candidly where the right hand doesnt talk to the left hand. There is no Vince McMahon. There is no Pat Patterson. There is no machine. The marketing is different. PR is different. It was a corporate environment, he continued.
I had that brief, but it was kind of a detailed conversation. I dont want to say Bret was checked out. I think the realization that this isnt the WWE by any stretch of the imagination, and the lack of attention to detail in so many ways was just so obvious. Ill say we were not only just disappointed and the air was kind of out of the room. Its just like, well, all we can really do is what we can do, but we can only take care of what we normally take care of. But that conversation was there. Bret is a professional and busted his ass and did what he could do, but we both knew that a corporate run wrestling industry is just very, very difficult.
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription