The Week in Wrestling: Bret Hart Remembers Crowning Moment at ‘King of the Ring’

Bret Hart: “King of the Ring Was One of My Greatest Nights”

WWE will crown a new King of the Ring this Sunday at Clash of Champions, and the winner of Baron Corbin-Chad Gable is set to join a distinguished list of stars to wear the crown in wrestling.

One of the most memorable King of the Ring performances took place in 1993 when Bret “The Hitman” Hart won the tournament.

“King of the Ring was one of my greatest nights,” said Hart. “I prided myself on working different styles with different guys, and I appreciated that every single one of my matches that night was different.”

Hart wrestled three matches that night en route to being crowned king, facing Razor Ramon in the quarterfinals, Mr. Perfect in the semifinals, and then Bam Bam Bigelow in the finale.

Hart shared that a key component of his success was working with three highly skilled performers, all of whom he shared chemistry with in the ring.

“I knew the guys I was working with and I looked forward to all the matches I had that night,” said Hart. “Bam Bam was probably the best big man in the business. When I think of Curt Hennig, I think of Mad Magazine with the ‘I Spy’ that had the white spy and the black spy that were constantly at odds with each other. Me and Curt were a lot like that. We had great chemistry together and I don’t think we ever had a bad match. If I had to pick one guy to wrestle one more time, just for my own enjoyment, it would be Curt Hennig. As for Scott Hall, that was the best match we ever had together.

“It was all different stuff, too. The match with Bam Bam was so different from the match with Curt, and the match with Curt was different from the match with Razor. That’s what I remember the most about that night.”

Hart was also highlighted in the new WWE 2K20 project, even appearing in a recent commercial celebrating “The Man” Becky Lynch, who is on the game’s cover alongside Roman Reigns.


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