Bret Hart wrestled many memorable matches in WWE. Some fans might forget his final performance. The Hitman teamed with John Cena to take on Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez on September 12th, 2011.
While speaking to Lucha Libre Online, Ricardo Rodriguez revealed that he thought that match was a joke at first. Alberto and Ricardo received a text saying that they would be facing Bret Hart and John Cena that night. Neither of them believed it, but it turned out to be no rib at all.
“When they told us the news, we were in the gym and a text message came through. We had been told that the match would be between Alberto and me against John Cena and Bret Hart. We always gossip and joke. So we did not believe them. We thought it was joke! But when more time passed, it began to hit me about that maybe it was really going to happen. Then we went to the arena and yes, that’s what we were going to do. I felt like a fan, a little boy, very excited.”
“But when everything happened and I calmed down. Like a year later, I was able to process that this match did happen. Bret Hart’s last match was against me. Maybe it wasn’t a spectacular match, but it was his last match and it was against me. I have that photo printed in a frame where Bret is applying the Sharpshooter to me. No one can take it away from me. It’s already mine”.
John Cena did a majority of the heavy lifting during that match. It was still a nice way for Bret Hart to see his actual final match in WWE. It didn’t take away the memory of the Montreal Screwjob, but it was a much better way to go out.