Bret Hart on Iconic “I Quit” Match with Stone Cold: “Steve Austin is a Great Wrestler. But that Match is a Bret Hart Match”

Published 12/19/2021, 8:30 AM EST
HOUSTON – APRIL 05: Stone Cold Steve Austin salutes the crowd one last time at “WrestleMania 25” at the Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levy/WireImage)


WWE Legend Bret Hart recently talked about his iconic match with the ‘Texas Rattlesnake’ Stone Cold Steve Austin. The two men fought in an incredible battle during the vintage era.

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Bret Hart is a WWE Legend and Hall of Famer. He is one of the most decorated WWE superstars and is a former five-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Recently, Tom Power interviewed Bret Hart after the latter got inducted in the Walk of Fame. Hart became the first pro-wrestler to get inducted into Canada’s Walk Of Fame. During the conversation, Bret Hart talked about his wrestling career specifically targeting his iconic wrestling moments in WWE.

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Eventually, he mentioned his WrestleMania 13 match with Stone Cold Steve Austin. The iconic match turned the tables for both men. As wrestling fans know that Steve Austin was one of the dominant and most popular heels in WWE history. His attitude always made him different from others, and fans loved him for his style.

Bret Hart recalls his WrestleMania bout with Stone Cold Steve Austin

The wrestling industry counts the WrestleMania 13 match between Bret Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin amongst the best ever. During the match, both men fought vigorously in search of a win.

In the recent interview, Bret Hart talked about the match, where he mentioned how Steve Austin agreed to do as Hart said. “Yeah! I did. I knew I could read it, I could tell but I don’t want to take anything away from Steve Austin who’s a great wrestler but I think that match is a Bret Hart match that’s me sitting down telling Steve Austin what we’re gonna do and him just agreeing with me and saying okay I love it.”

“I love the story you’re telling. You know the way I’m envisioning it, the way you’re talking it through and it’s like okay, well, that’s exactly what we’re gonna do. This is what the story’s gonna be surprised at the end. But the fans are gonna love you and they’re gonna hate me. It was just uh! someone that knows how to read an audience before you get there.” said Bret Hart.

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The stipulation of the match was a submission match, and Bret Hart stood victorious in the end. The match continued for a long time, with both superstars giving it their all. In the last moments of the match, Hart caught Austin in a sharpshooter submission hold, and Austin, in the end, gave up.

Although Austin tried to keep his momentum in the match, he couldn’t stand against “Hitman” Hart. The match had many exciting moments with Austin getting badly injured.

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Bret Hart is one of the most iconic WWE Superstars. So, what do you make of this match? Who should have won the match? Tell us in the comments.

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Yash Sawant

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Yash is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Yash is a BSC student and along with his studies follows his favorite sport. Being a WWE fan since 2012, Yash loves all things related to wrestling.

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