WWE news: Jake The Snake Roberts thinks Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels were the worst world champions EVER

Jake The Snake Roberts has been less-than-complimentary about Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart

Jake 'The Snake' Roberts made a surprise return to wrestling earlier this month, but it obviously wasn't to compete - and it wasn't with WWE either.

It was All Elite Wrestling where he showed up, adding to the likes of Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard who have assumed on-screen roles in recent months.

Roberts used his time on Dynamite to send a message to Cody Rhodes and inform him that 'his client' would soon be arriving in AEW.

That ended up being Lance Archer - but besides the point, Roberts himself has returned to the public eye after years away from wrestling, and he still has some pretty strong opinions to share with the public.

The 'QuietRoom' YouTube channel managed to get an interview with Roberts very recently, and when he was asked what stars needed a WWF Championship run to get over, he was quick to criticise two great competitors - Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels.

"Was he [Michaels] a good champion? Hell no. Did he put asses to seats? Not that many. Check the books," said Roberts, per WhatCulture.

Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart have been labelled the 'worst world champions' by Jake Roberts

Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels were the worst champions of all. They did not put money in the bank.

"Shawn Michaels had the ‘it’ factor, but he was 215 pounds and in my day, you’re getting in the ring with 275, 300, 350 pound guys.

"Then you go to André, who was 550. Can you imagine Shawn going up against André? My case is closed".

Does Jake have a point? A slim one, yes.

The 'New Generation Era' was a rebuilding phase for WWF after losing several top stars, such as Hulk Hogan, Lex Luger and many more to WCW, and in turn they weren't getting much in the way of ratings.

Bret Hart is one of the two WWE legends that have been slated by Jake Roberts

It was only during the shift in production from Vince McMahon that ratings increased and money was made, and Roberts credits Stone Cold Steve Austin in being the best world champion ever for that reason.

It's also important to note that Roberts has only been critical of Hart and HBK being champions, not as performers who he greatly respects.

But his comments are likely to rub someone up the wrong way at the very least, and you can expect it'll be The Hitman - who is well-known for speaking his mind...

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