• AEW Tag Team Superstar Credits Bret Hart For Him Wanting To Become A Pro-Wrestler
During a recent interview with the Elite POV video podcast, current AEW Tag Team Superstar Dax Harwood (fka Scott Dawson in WWE) was asked about what made him want to become a professional wrestler.
Here’s what the former multiple time Tag Team Champion (in WWE & AEW) had to say:
“I have always been a fan of professional wrestling since as long as I can remember.
For my birthday back on June 23, 1993, my mom bought me the King of the Ring pay-per-view and I remember just watching Bret Hart have these three spectacular matches and I remember as soon as it was over, where he defeated Bam Bam Bigelow, that’s when I decided and I told my mom, ‘I want to be a wrestler, that’s what I want to do’ and my mom is like, ‘Yeah, whatever’, but there was never another thought about what I wanted to do.
It went straight from ‘I want to be a Power Ranger’ to I wanted to be a wrestler and there was nothing else after that.”
I like professional wrestling. Like, a lot. Like, too much. Probably why I’m always grumpy.
Bret told me, “never stop doing what you’re doing. Good wrestling never goes out of style.”
He’s the gahdamn man.
Anyways. Pro wrestling, man.
Coffee tweet. pic.twitter.com/STgCKp6aSQ
— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) September 8, 2021
A few months ago, Harwood’s AEW colleague CM Punk also praised The Hitman and even put Bret over Shawn Michaels in retrospective view.
Here’s what Punk said:
“I think Bret Hart is legit the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be. His stuff holds up! I was a Shawn Michaels fan when I was a kid because he did flashy stuff, you know, he was cocky. But some of his stuff doesn’t hold up the way Bret’s does.
Bret’s (stuff) is timeless. You know, Bret is, you called it, the Excellence of Execution. He calls himself that, at the time, it was a cool nickname to me, but now I look back, and I realize, and man…everything he does is fundamentally sound. Like he didn’t misstep in the ring once.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 29, 1996) – WWF Superstars
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1997’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Goldust vs. Leif Cassidy (Al Snow)
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin vs. Jason Ahrndt & Eddie Jackie in a handicap match
Farooq vs. Alex Porteau
Phinneas Godwinn vs. “The Stalker” Barry Windham
Savio Vega vs. Vader
Pierroth vs. Matt Hardy