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Credit: IGN.com

 

Bret Hart has done an interview with IGN.com, in conjunction with Acclaim's upcoming video game "Showdown: Legends of Wrestling". In addition to talking about the game, he also talked about a number of other subjects, such as:

 

What his favorite match was: Against Steve Austin at WrestleMania.

 

Who he emulated when he became a wrestler: Harley Race, Terry Funk and Dory Funk.

 

Which style of work he preferred: "I think I actually like tag better. Tag was a little easier and it was a little more fun."

 

The origin of the Sharpshooter: "I learned it in Japan. It was more of a Japanese move that I learned when I first got in the business, but it was a move I didn't do for a long time. It's been around for a long time, but I was doing it before Sting was doing it."

 

Whether he regretted going to WCW: "Yeah, I do. I think in hindsight if I knew everything that was going to happen, I probably would've stayed. It's a sad thing to say, though, because even if I stayed, I think they would've screwed me anyway. If that whole thing with me and Vince never happened, that whole fallout, how I punched him and all that stuff, if I just rode off to WCW or I never left in the first place, but who knows. I think if I stayed, I was one of those characters that was good for so long, I think they would've tried to turn me into a sleazeball eventually, and if I tried to resist that, there would've been a problem."

 

About his punch of Vince McMahon after the screwjob: "I got one punch and I'd say if you ever saw the punch where Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson, it was a little better than that."

 

When asked how he wanted to be remembered: "In contrast to Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan and even Andre The Giant, I was a guy who had a lot of versatility."

 

Bret Hart has done an interview with IGN.com, in conjunction with Acclaim's upcoming video game "Showdown: Legends of Wrestling". In addition to talking about the game, he also talked about a number of other subjects, such as:

 

What his favorite match was: Against Steve Austin at WrestleMania.

 

Who he emulated when he became a wrestler: Harley Race, Terry Funk and Dory Funk.

 

Which style of work he preferred: "I think I actually like tag better. Tag was a little easier and it was a little more fun."

 

The origin of the Sharpshooter: "I learned it in Japan. It was more of a Japanese move that I learned when I first got in the business, but it was a move I didn't do for a long time. It's been around for a long time, but I was doing it before Sting was doing it."

 

Whether he regretted going to WCW: "Yeah, I do. I think in hindsight if I knew everything that was going to happen, I probably would've stayed. It's a sad thing to say, though, because even if I stayed, I think they would've screwed me anyway. If that whole thing with me and Vince never happened, that whole fallout, how I punched him and all that stuff, if I just rode off to WCW or I never left in the first place, but who knows. I think if I stayed, I was one of those characters that was good for so long, I think they would've tried to turn me into a sleazeball eventually, and if I tried to resist that, there would've been a problem."

 

About his punch of Vince McMahon after the screwjob: "I got one punch and I'd say if you ever saw the punch where Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson, it was a little better than that."

 

When asked how he wanted to be remembered: "In contrast to Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan and even Andre The Giant, I was a guy who had a lot of versatility."

 

He also told some fun stories about the infamous Hart Dungeon. It's definitely worth reading. To do so, click IGN.com Sports Interview With Bret Hart

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Retire? I don't know, but it was horrible when one week he made Goldberg look like an ass with that awesome promo and having the steel plate under his shirt when he took the spear, and then the next he wasn't on tv. He would flip flop between face and heel all the time, and being part of the NWO, couldn't have been worse than what would have happened had he stayed. The real question should be, if he had stayed, would the WWF had exploded the way it did, without that catalyst for the Mr. McMahon character.

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Credit: IGN.com

 

Bret Hart has done an interview with IGN.com, in conjunction with Acclaim's upcoming video game "Showdown: Legends of Wrestling". In addition to talking about the game, he also talked about a number of other subjects, such as:

 

What his favorite match was: Against Steve Austin at WrestleMania.

 

Who he emulated when he became a wrestler: Harley Race, Terry Funk and Dory Funk.

 

Which style of work he preferred: "I think I actually like tag better. Tag was a little easier and it was a little more fun."

 

The origin of the Sharpshooter: "I learned it in Japan. It was more of a Japanese move that I learned when I first got in the business, but it was a move I didn't do for a long time. It's been around for a long time, but I was doing it before Sting was doing it."

 

Whether he regretted going to WCW: "Yeah, I do. I think in hindsight if I knew everything that was going to happen, I probably would've stayed. It's a sad thing to say, though, because even if I stayed, I think they would've screwed me anyway. If that whole thing with me and Vince never happened, that whole fallout, how I punched him and all that stuff, if I just rode off to WCW or I never left in the first place, but who knows. I think if I stayed, I was one of those characters that was good for so long, I think they would've tried to turn me into a sleazeball eventually, and if I tried to resist that, there would've been a problem."

 

About his punch of Vince McMahon after the screwjob: "I got one punch and I'd say if you ever saw the punch where Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson, it was a little better than that."

 

When asked how he wanted to be remembered: "In contrast to Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan and even Andre The Giant, I was a guy who had a lot of versatility."

 

Bret Hart has done an interview with IGN.com, in conjunction with Acclaim's upcoming video game "Showdown: Legends of Wrestling". In addition to talking about the game, he also talked about a number of other subjects, such as:

 

What his favorite match was: Against Steve Austin at WrestleMania.

 

Who he emulated when he became a wrestler: Harley Race, Terry Funk and Dory Funk.

 

Which style of work he preferred: "I think I actually like tag better. Tag was a little easier and it was a little more fun."

 

The origin of the Sharpshooter: "I learned it in Japan. It was more of a Japanese move that I learned when I first got in the business, but it was a move I didn't do for a long time. It's been around for a long time, but I was doing it before Sting was doing it."

 

Whether he regretted going to WCW: "Yeah, I do. I think in hindsight if I knew everything that was going to happen, I probably would've stayed. It's a sad thing to say, though, because even if I stayed, I think they would've screwed me anyway. If that whole thing with me and Vince never happened, that whole fallout, how I punched him and all that stuff, if I just rode off to WCW or I never left in the first place, but who knows. I think if I stayed, I was one of those characters that was good for so long, I think they would've tried to turn me into a sleazeball eventually, and if I tried to resist that, there would've been a problem."

 

About his punch of Vince McMahon after the screwjob: "I got one punch and I'd say if you ever saw the punch where Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson, it was a little better than that."

 

When asked how he wanted to be remembered: "In contrast to Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan and even Andre The Giant, I was a guy who had a lot of versatility."

 

He also told some fun stories about the infamous Hart Dungeon. It's definitely worth reading. To do so, click IGN.com Sports Interview With Bret Hart

That article was so good I read it twice. @loll@

 

That article was so good I read it twice. @loll@

 

Just kidding OS.

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WCW couldn't have screwed up the Bret Hart character anymore than they did. A ##$%$#ed monkey could have come up with something better than what WCW did. They had no idea what to do with him till Vince Russo (VINCE RUSSO!) gave him some direction.

 

I just can't believe where wrestling would be if Vince didn't screw Bret or Bret never left the WWF. It's the ultimate "What If" wrestling question.

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