WCW Power Plant trainer DeWayne Bruce says Bret Hart should have put his hand up to block the Goldberg kick that ended his career, says the way Dave Bautista was treated during his WCW tryout was the best thing that ever happened to him


By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast with DeWayne Bruce
Host: JP John Poz
Twitter: @TwoManPowerTrip
Website: www.tmptempire.com
Interview available at Tmptow.podomatic.com

On Dave Bautista’s WCW tryout: WCW wasn’t out to training people like that. (referring to hurting the trainees) I know he badmouthed me, but I think that’s the best thing that ever happened to him. Look at him now, going from a bouncer to a movie star. There’s no denying that. He was a bouncer making a hundred dollars a night, so I think he benefited from what we did to him. Especially his size and stuff.

On Bret Hart and his issue with Goldberg: “Bret Hart, he got kicked by Bill. There was no influence on protecting or pushing in the ring at the Power Plant. That’s quite the opposite. I think it’s shame on him. He’s been a veteran in his sport, getting the ultimate push that anybody’s ever got, and if he don’t know to get his hand up, that’s his fault. That’s the way I look at it. And I’m not trying to talk bad about anybody, I’m just talking.”

The meteoric rise of Bill Goldberg: “No, no [never seen a newcomer win the World Championship that quickly], and I trained Bill Goldberg. Some of those moves would come up just messing around in the ring, in a private session, of course. I think he’s done really well for himself, so nobody can deny that.”

Other topics include his entire WCW run, Paul Orndorff, Pez Whatley, State Patrol, Braun the Leprechaun, Dungeon of Doom, training Bill Goldberg, DDP, The Giant, and more.

You can listen to other shows apart of the TMPT Empire including Shane Douglas’ Triple Threat Podcast, Taking You to School with Dr. Tom Prichard, Talking Tough with Rick Bassman, Taskmaster Talks with Kevin Sullivan, Pro Wrestling 101 with Justin Credible and the University of Dutch with Dutch Mantell. H/T to Sportskeeda Wrestling for the transcription.


Readers Comments (5)

  1. I agree. Have said this for years. It takes 2 to tango. Sure Goldberg was too stiff & still very green but that is all the more reason Brett should have slowed down coming off the ropes and put his hand up. He takes himself too seriously. No one would have complained if he was very careful and protected himself even if it didn’t look great. And Goldberg has apologized a billion times.

    • Says who? You? My guess is Bret Hart knows slightly more about wrestling work than you or this WCW trainer. But that’s just a wild guess.

    • Naveen Chandra Kumar Jyothilingam June 19, 2021 @ 1:57 pm

      Stupid… Bret did tried to avoid the kick by putting his hands up. While using such move bill shouldn’t be hard on applying it. How he got certification as trainer. Bret is 100% correct about wcw power plant.

  2. Dude needs to watch the spot Hart does put his hand up right around his jaw/cheek area Goldberg’s kick goes over his hand.

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