When I learned that Bret Hart was going to be a radio host, I was somewhat surprised. As far as I was concerned he didn't come across as a person who would be comfortable in the position. I guess it was because I've grown used to seeing him on the other end of an interview and - more importantly - in an environment he was acclimated to.
The Hitman & Groberman Show debuted on Monday night and I have mixed feelings about it.
On one hand, Hart did seem okay in the role he played. It's just that he wasn't a host as such. He was more like a - if I can grab a perfect category - I would place him as a 'glorified guest'. Josh Groberman, his sidekick, seems to do all the radio stuff with Bret alongside for the ride.
The majority of the calls, emails and Twitter tweets are dedicated to asking questions to the former wrestler. This assists my point of view that he is nothing more than a glorified interviewee.
In episode one, the pair prank called Ric Flair.
Okay, I don't know how many people bought it. It was a guy putting on Flair's voice (possibly Jason Sensation). The audience weren't let in on the gag so I'd guess there were some out there believing it was the real Ric Flair.
They had a fake 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin on in episode two. Furthering the lameness of this radio experiment.
Bret Hart on the radio was something that intrigued me but I feel these phone calls is a detriment to the show and I'm not sure whether I will be able to last the ten episode run that has already been set.
It was an interesting idea but is one that may be a regrettable choice for Hart in the long-run.