Bret Hart: “I Could Beat Andre The Giant and It Would be Believable”

Published 12/19/2021, 10:30 AM EST


Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart comes from a long line of wrestling and had immense pressure on himself of making it big in the wrestling industry just like his father, Stu Hart. Bret Hart did exactly that, as he excelled in every aspect of wrestling and etched his name as one of the greats of the sport.

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Eventually, Hart retired with a bunch of trophies and championships under his belt. However, he remains sour about the infamous heat with WWE chairman Vince McMahon.

Recently, The Hitman appeared in an interview where he talked about his career and legacy and detailed how him being the mainstream wrestler in WWE changed the business forever.

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The Hitman was a legit technician in the ring. He did not resort to over-the-top moves; however, his submissions and his ability to tell a storyline while fighting an opponent were unreal.

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The Hall of Famer recently appeared for an interview with ‘q in cbc‘, where he talked about his legacy and the impact he had on the wrestling business, especially in the early 90s.

Bret Hart mentions Andre the Giant

During the interview, The Hitman admitted he was a once-in-a-lifetime wrestler, and this took him levels above any other wrestler at that time.

He also stated that the WWE Universe really believed in his character and wanted him to be the main event guy long before Vince McMahon realized his worth.

“I was a very special one-of-a-kind wrestler that changed the direction of wrestling and made wrestling about wrestling, not about how big my arms were or how tall I was, or what kind of physique I had. I was a wrestler’s wrestler, the fans loved me for being the wrestler that I was, that could go against anybody.”

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“Bret Hart could wrestle Andre the Giant and maybe beat him and it would be believable. And there’s something about the way I developed as a wrestler,” he said.

The way Bret Hart carried himself in the ring was something that many wrestlers want to replicate in the business now. The charisma and the sheer brilliance of telling a story is something Hart took pride in.

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Do you agree with Bret Hart when he said that he shaped the wrestling world back in the day? If not, who do you think was such a pivotal wrestler? Let us know in the comments section.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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