Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels are well-known for their feud and bout known as the Montreal Screwjob. It’s been 25 years, and their indifference appears to have faded. Recently, the two reunited to reflect on those times and share their experiences.

The Ringer recently highlighted WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. There, the two sport’s icons discussed a wide range of topics, including their epic feud during the mid to late 1990s. During the interview, Michaels would discuss who he believed was the better performer and wrestler of the two men.

HBK also highlighted how he was the Joker to Bret’s Batman. Shawn Michaels believes that Bret and he will always be tied. He said he was the Joker to his Batman or the Lex Luthor to his Superman. He stated that he believes they were both excellent in their roles and that he would choose him any day he wanted to go out.

Over the years, I have sort of come to understand Bret and I will always be linked. I was the Joker to his Batman, or the Lex Luthor to his Superman. I think we were just two very different people who [saw] the wrestling business differently. But I think we were both fricking fantastic in our roles because when you talk about wanting to be out there with a guy, I’d pick him any day of the week [and] twice on Sunday… If we had 100 Brets come through here, I’d be thrilled. If we had just one Bret, and I could work with him and Norman Smiley and Robbie Brookside could make him even better, oh my goodness, I’d give my right arm for something like that. It would be a blessing…


Shawn Michaels went on to say that while Bret was the better wrestler, he was the better performer. This is a hot take that is actually similar to a stance that Road Dogg just had about the Excellence Of Execution.

It’s the age-old question: ‘Who’s better? Shawn or Bret?’ At some point it dawned on me, oh my goodness, yeah, Bret was easily a better wrestler than I am. But I think I was a better performer. When we came into the age of the sports entertainer, I think that was my space, that was my area. It had to do with more than just the technical wrestling of a match. It had a lot to do with emotion and story. And also, look, the charisma, the entrance, all of it sort of combined. At the end of the day, there’s no defining the best and the greatest and all that kind of stuff in this line of work. Every bit of it is personal preference. And I try to remind everybody like, ‘Hey, just the fact that I’m even in the conversation is fricking fantastic with me.’

It’s great to see the WWE Hall of Famers complimenting each other. It’s also admirable how their friendship became stronger over time. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.

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