The optimistic Asuka fan
Therefore I am pretty cautious with people, who didn`t watch at these times or missed rewatching in detail. Overall they just repeat the company`s story telling.And according to current WWE they pretty much skip past Bret Hart in any video packages, showing montages/snippets of Hogan to Warrior/savage and THEN skip to SHAWN to Austin to Rock to Cena.
That pretty much tells Hart's standing with the company as far as legacies go.
Bret is one the guys who talked truthful very often about Vince. Also Bret is not a part of the victory story over WCW, which Vince likes a lot. There are also some other problems, like the Owen Hart incident, which comes into play if you start telling the Hart family story in WWE. Also - last but not least - Bret is the very last legit WWF champion, when people took the matches for real. The moment he left WWF, it was over.
So Bret is still part a of WWE, because he was the guy in the (first half) 90s. People know that. But Vince and Hunter just accept that, it is no like they love Bret or want to push his era. (They got Natalya, which is 100% loyal, to have a Hart puppet they can steer where they want to.)