Lacing SCOTT STEINER's boots
Join Date: Apr 2013
Re: What could Bret Hart have done against the Kliq?
This interview with Bam Bam Bigeolow is very enlightening, in terms of how mean-spirited and odious the Kliq was. Bam doesn't seem bitter at all, and is just telling it how it was:
This is why it makes me laugh when HHH marks say that HHH didn't need Steph to be over. Um yeah, because politicking and ass-kissing had already put him over. He would have never been in the position he was without that, forget Steph. He was in because of Shawn. The fact that he was even in a position to be able to call shots about Montreal, says it all. A random mid-carder finagled his way into that position. I give him credit, because it's a dog eat dog world, but let's not rewrite history, and pretend that his positioning was due to anything more than swiftly kissing the right asses.
But that's a conversation for another time.
As for The Undertaker, I always got the impression he was more Team Bret, than Team Shawn. Shawn himself admits that the Undertaker didn't really like him back then, and I always assumed that he was one of the ones that Bret had firmly on his side. However, Vince talked it over with Taker and made nice, so that's that.
There's nothing Bret could have done to combat the Kliq, really. Anyone who's been in a work place environment and dealt with that type of thing, knows that. When your boss is all friendsy with a certain person, and even enamored with them, there's not much you can do.
Honestly, Vince sounded in love with Shawn at times. He certainly let him get away with far more than he would let others. He'd get that genuine giggle in his voice when talking about Shawn when commentating. When Sunny said Vince would let Shawn & her use his personal dressing room to have sex....that raised so many red flags to me that require so much psychoanalyzing of Vince that I just don't have the time for.
Having said that, Shawn is talented as hell; easily one of the best ever. Incredibly engaging too. So none of this is about Shawn, really. I believe that he would have been extremely successful regardless of who was in charge. I just think that Vince had his nose up his butt, and I can see why the Kliq running around controlling everything, would enrage people.