Bret Hart recently spoke to the In This Corner podcast about many things, and one subject was about the WWE Doctor who sued CM Punk.
Hart said he sees a little bit of himself in CM Punk. After Survivor Series '97, there was talk that McMahon might press charges against Bret for punching him. Hart continued to comment on how he feels Punk stood up for not only himself, but the rest of the locker room when he walked out of WWE after the 2014 Royal Rumble.
"I think the same could have been said about CM Punk as an example. You know his standing up and saying, 'hey I'm doing all the work around here, you're gonna give Batista and Brock Lesnar and Triple H all these guys who are part-timers who are home every day, they're getting all the main event matches at WrestleMania and I'm the one pulling the wagon around here and I wanna be in the main event.' They tried to smooth it over and sugarcoat it and offer him everything but a main event spot so he quit like he held them up on that.
"I heard some guys talking bad about CM Punk in the car about he wasn't one of the boys or something like that. I'm thinking, 'he gave up so much to prove a point for the wrestlers.' You know that the wrestlers are doing the work, put the wrestlers in the main event spot. He stood on those principals and he lost his job, gave up a lot to make that point but he was right and he took a bullet for the industry. I'm glad he won that case a few weeks ago because I'm sure that there was a lot of pressure on him to wear him down and break him in that case."