Bret Hart reveals his favorite match of his professional wrestling career

In professional wrestling, few performers have the pedigree of “The Hitman” Bret Hart – or Bret “The Hitman” Hart, if you prefer.

A 32-time champion in WWE, WCW, and his home promotion, Stampede Wrestling in Canada, Hart wrestled nearly 3,000 matches in his professional wrestling career as both a singles and tag team specialist, and helped define a wrestling style which remains popular. Aaj Tak with artists like FTR.

But, in those roughly 3,000 matches — 2,964, according to CageMatch – which is Hart’s favorite? Well, “The Hitman” stopped Johnny Eye Pro Show To talk and discuss his professional wrestling career favorite matchApart from a few runner-ups who came for a short while.

“Probably my favorite match of all time is going to be Steve Austin’s at WrestleMania 13, because it really was a piece of work. It’s a real masterpiece. I don’t know that wrestling could get any better than this. I really love the whole memory of it.” I do. It was such a great, great story. Steve Austin was a great wrestler. He was just someone who stands out, is on top,” Hart said via Wrestling News.

“But Iron Man has the match with Shawn Michaels which is great. It’s not a throwback. It’s not a match. You just go, ‘Well, he wasn’t. He was nothing.’ It was probably the toughest match I’ve ever had in my career. It definitely was. Both have 2-2 wrestlers at their peak, basically trying to one-up each other for an hour. And It’s a great match that I would say rate them, I might as well rate, and then, of course, Wembley with Davey Boy, the British Bulldog, which was pretty tough to talk about. Beautiful art in that match. both wrestlers at their peak again. And you know Mr. Undertaker too. Right, my brother, Owen, WrestleMania 10. I mean, I can only have so many matches to say that my What are the favorites. They’re definitely tough but Austin is different, he’s just me. I love watching it back because it was one of the funnest matches I’ve ever had and I dreamed it would be Will be fun to watch.

Unsurprisingly, all of the matches mentioned by Hart are also considered by outside observers to be some of the best matches of his career, with Dave Meltzer specifically naming his matches with Austin and his brother as certified five-star classics. I did In a career full of highlight moments and efforts that rose above what was expected to be truly great, few performers of their era have matched the same level of excellence as “The Hitman.”

Bret Hart names his favorite stars of the past and ideal dream opponents.

Turning his attention to specific wrestlers whom he considers to be in contrast to his former in-ring friends and foes, Bret Hart gave a shout-out to past performers who helped ignite the fire inside him to get into the family business.

“Growing up my favorite wrestler was Sweet Daddy Sick, one of my favorite wrestlers,” Hart said. “I must say Abdullah the Butcher was one of my favorites, but I was my favorite to hate, like all three were afraid, but he was for me now. Looking back, he was one of the greats of my childhood.” . He was a really great, evil character. I had a lot of love and respect for some of the guys like Gene Kinski and Whipper Watson. I actually looked up to them when I was really young, so, I have a rich history So I got a lot of guys. I still believe Canadians are the best wrestlers in the world, pro wrestlers anyway, for sure.

On paper, it’s hard to imagine Hart having to walk through his father’s dungeon and say ‘eh, not for me’ instead of becoming arguably the greatest technician in professional wrestling, but hey, it’s always possible.

Turning from his past to the present, Hart was asked who he really wanted to wrestle in a hypothetical dream match. Though he didn’t specifically pick just one, Hart went through a murder row to lace up a pair of shoes forever, which included a special shoutout to a surprising native San Diegan, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year.

“There are so many. If I could go back in time, I would go, I would love to wrestle Sweet Daddy Siki because he was my hero or Abdullah. I think I worked with Abdullah, so I remember that. was. But among today’s wrestlers, I would love to wrestle against Brock Lesnar. I would love to wrestle Roman Reigns. I would love to have John Cena in Sharpshooter. I just know that when I was, you know , Americans bashing Canadians. John Cena would have been a perfect American. We could dance for a long time, and we could do some cool stuff, and I wish I could do that with someone like John Cena. CM Punk And Daniel Bryan are also two of my favorites. I would say this as one of the greatest, probably one of the greatest wrestlers of all time that people often forget or don’t recognize. Rey Mysterio probably one of the greatest I wish I could have a match with Rey Mysterio just to be in the ring with him. He is one of my favorites and always a class act. Very few wrestlers have the respect I have for Rey Mysterio.”

As strange as it may sound, Hart and Mysterio actually shared the ring together once, when they worked a house show match against. Alberto Del Rio, Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre back in Turkey in 2010. A singles match, however, will forever go down as one of the great ‘what ifs’ of professional wrestling history.

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