Monday, October 1, 2012

Bret "The Hitman" Hart vs Hollywood Hogan in WCW

The guys on Wrestling Classics were talking about the "match that never happened" in the 90s' WWE, Bret Hart and Hulk Hogan. After further discussion we moved on to the topic of the Hart/Hogan match from WCW.

This match always bothered me because it felt like WCW was finally getting some real momentum going for The Hitman only to screw it all up with this heel turn. In completely unsurprising fashion WCW had basically wasted what should have been one of the hottest angles in wrestling after Survivor Series 1997 and the Montreal Screwjob. By this point it finally felt like they were getting Bret built back up as a big time face to help take down Hogan. Once again, WCW cut the legs out from under him by aligning him with Hogan. The biggest issue was that in WCW heel Bret Hart simply did not feel important. Here was a guy that was basically reduced to a background singer for Hollywood, when he should have been every bit as big as he was. All-in-all Bret's run was disappointing until the end of his time in WCW. He picked back up again, but that Goldberg kick and the concussion finished him for good. It really was a shame that WCW never utilized him to his fullest. It wasn't surprising but it was a shame.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this so that I could be reminded yet agin, what a tool Hulk Hogan is, was, and forever will be.

    I agree with every single word you wrote about Bret and his time in WCW. What a waste.