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Bret Hart Calls Current SmackDown Superstar One Of The Greatest Pro Wrestlers Of All Time

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During a recent appearance on the ‘Johnny I Pro Show’, WWF Legend Bret Hart was asked about the dream match opponents for him, that he never had the chance to wrestle during his career.

Apart from the obvious (Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Roman Reigns), The Hitman mentioned current SmackDown Superstar Rey Mysterio, with whom he was working for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from late 1997 until early 2000, but never had the chance to wrestle him in a singles match.

Here’s what Bret Hart said about his potential dream match opponents:

“There’s so many. If I could go in the past, I would go, I would love to wrestle Sweet Daddy Siki just because he was my hero or Abdullah.

I think I did work with Abdullah, so I had that memory. But of today’s wrestlers, I would love to wrestle Brock Lesnar.

I would love to wrestle Roman Reigns. I would love to put John Cena in the Sharpshooter. I just know that when I was the, you know, the American bashing Canadians. John Cena would have been the perfect American.

We could have danced for a long time, and we could have done some great stuff, and I wish I could have done that with someone like John Cena. CM Punk, and Daniel Bryan are also two of my favorites.

I’ll say this like one of the greatest, maybe the greatest wrestlers of all time that people often forget about or don’t recognize. Rey Mysterio is maybe one of the greatest.

I wish I could have had one match with Rey Mysterio just to be in the ring with him. He’s one of my favorites and is always a class act.

Very few wrestlers have the respect that I have for Rey Mysterio.”

Bret was also asked about his favorite match from his own career, to which he replied:

“Probably my all-time favorite match is going to be the Steve Austin WrestleMania 13 just because it was such a real piece of work. This is a real masterpiece.

I don’t know that wrestling can get better than that. I really just love the whole memory of it. It was such great, great storytelling. Steve Austin was a great wrestler.

That was just the one that stands out, tops. But the Iron Man match with Shawn Michaels, that’s legendary. That’s no slouch. That’s not a match.

You just go, ‘well, that wasn’t it. That was nothing’. That was probably the hardest match I ever had in my career. That was definitely.

Both have like 2-2 wrestlers in their prime, basically trying to outshine each other for an hour.

And it’s a great match that I would say their rate, I could rate even, and then, of course, Wembley with Davey Boy, The British Bulldog, that was pretty hard to talk about.

The beautiful art in that match, these two wrestlers again in their prime. And you know even Undertaker, Mr. Perfect, my brother Owen, WrestleMania 10.

I mean, I can just have so many matches to say what my favorites are are really hard ones for sure, but the Austin one stands out the most is just for me.

I love to watch it back because it was one of the most fun matches I ever had and I dreamt it would be fun to watch.”

The Hitman then also spoke about his favorite wrestlers growing up:

“My favorite wrestlers growing up were Sweet Daddy Siki, who was one of my favorites. I should say Abdullah The Butcher was one of my favorites, but he was my favorite to hate, like the three afraid of, but he was to me now.

Looking back, he was one of the greats of my childhood. He really was a great, evil character. I had a lot of love and respect for some of the guys like Gene Kiniski and Whipper Watson.

I actually watched them when I was really small, so, I had a rich history, so I got lots of there’s some of the guys.

I still believe the Canadians are the best wrestlers in the world, Pro wrestlers anyway, for sure.”

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