Dinner With the King Recap w/ Bret Hart – Reliving Their 1993 Feud, Shooting at SummerSlam, Would Lawler Return to WWE Full-Time? More!

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Lawler welcomes Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart to the show.

Hart says Lawler was always easy to work with during their feud in the early 90’s because he was a genuine heel who the fans hated. Even in 1993, fans were beginning to turn on traditional babyfaces and Hart was feeling some of that. However, there was no disputing that Lawler was the heel during their feud.

Lawler said some pretty terrible things about Hart’s parents and siblings during this feud and while Hart didn’t have a problem with it, his brother Owen was not happy with some of the remarks. Owen slowly convinced Bret that Lawler’s comments were taking things to far, but then Bret saw his parents laughing hysterically at Lawler’s jokes on the television one day. Hart was okay with it from then on because he knew that they were enjoying being involved in the feud.

Lawler says that the business is a lot different today than when he was working. Back then heels had to cheat to win, and that’s what made fans hate them. He was taught that fans should always believe the babyface would beat the heel in a traditional match, and the only way the heel could conceivably beat the babyface was through cheating.

When Lawler and Hart took their feud to Memphis it was hard for Hart to believe that the roles had reversed. Hart was now the definite heel and Lawler was the unquestionable babyface, and Hart couldn’t believe how loyal that Memphis crowd was to Lawler. Hart and his brother Owen had to adapt on the fly and began cutting a heel promo on the crowd that evening.

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