WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart is without a doubt one of the best technical pro wrestlers the pro wrestling industry has ever seen. He is also controversial wrestler whose views haven’t always been seen in the best of ways. It seems he drew inspiration from school fights for one of his matches.

Despite all his controversy, Bret Hart’s influence on the pro wrestling industry is continued to be felt throughout the pro wrestling world. During the mid-90s he was at the height of his popularity as well.

While speaking on CBC Radio’s Q podcast, Bret Hart talked about his classic WrestleMania 13 match against Stone Cold Steve Austin. He revealed that he took inspiration from school fights for the match.

“I remember telling Steve it’s like two guys at school having a fight after school,” Hart explained. “You’re the badass guy that came into my school. And now it’s like [everything] is building to this moment where we’re going to fight after school. I’m the hero and you’re the bad guy and this is how it’s gonna shift. Because I can remember a school fight when I was a kid where the guys fought and everyone thought one guy was gonna win and the other guy was gonna lose. In the end, it was the other way around. And the guy that won became the bad guy. People didn’t like him because he won and they felt sorry for the bad guy in the school fight.”


Bret Hart even previously stated that the match is better than any UFC fight. Bret Hart’s contributions to the pro wrestling industry can never be understated and that is unlikely to change anytime soon.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes

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