Bret Hart recently sat down for an interview on an episode of Rasslin’ with Brandon F. Walker.
During it, he talked about how he considers 1997 to be the prime of his career.
“I would have to say ,” Hart decided. “I think when I look back on that period, I was trying so hard to deliver the great matches that I sort of had a reputation for. A lot of people throw around the term ‘classic’ . . . It’s only a classic if someone remembers it. . . You look back on matches in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and the term classic isn’t thrown around so much. Whereas in 1997, I’d had a history of delivering these classic matches. You know, Roddy Piper, Mr. Perfect [Curt Hennig], and different ones, classics. I think I was in my peak in ’97, artistically, emotionally, physically, I was at the best of my game. And when I think of when I wrestled Steve, [and putting together the match], it was like, ‘I know exactly how the match should go, this is what we need to do.’ And me laying out a story for the match is basically what we did.
It [was] the same with The Undertaker at SummerSlam, the In Your House pay-per-view in Calgary, the Stampede show with Brian Pillman, Owen Hart, Davey Boy Smith, and everybody. It was one after another. I feel like they were all home-runs. Even wrestling Vader and The Patriot, different guys that I worked with. They were great matches, great performances, great tension in the ring.”
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