Bret Hart on The Undertaker: ‘He’ll forever be one of the wrestling giants’

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Bret The Hitman Hart recently took a timeout and discussed on The Undertaker. Hart revealed that The Dead Man will forever be one of the wrestling giants. He also revealed of writing a letter to The Undertaker after the infamous Montreal Screwjob.

“I liked his final moment. I enjoyed his last match, and I thought he gave his all. He’ll forever be one of the wrestling giants, and he is one of the guys I respected the most,” Hart said to Sports Illustrated.

Hart recently spoke with Sports Illustrated to talk about several topics on professional wrestling. One of it dealt with The Undertaker’s involvement in the events after the infamous Montreal Screwjob between Hart, Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon.

Hart has huge respect for The Undertaker

The Montreal Screwjob took place in the main event of the 1997 Survivor Series. Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart was competing for the WWE Championship. At the end of the bout, Michaels executed Hart’s own finisher, the Sharpshooter on The Hitman.

Seconds after the incident, Vince McMahon convinced referee Earl Hebner to ring the bell and end the match in favor of Michaels. The Heart Break Kid became the new WWE Champion to everyone’s surprise.

The incident did not go down well with Bret. He was seen having a heated exchange with Vince and then spit on his face.

Hart asked The Undertaker to become the new leader

After the pay-per-view (PPV) went off the air, Hart mentioned that The Undertaker was seen pounding on Vince’s door demanding answers for what just happened. Taker, according to Bret was one of the few people on the WWE roster whom Vince would listen to.

“I punched out Vince McMahon in the locker room, but the only reason Vince was in the locker room was because of Undertaker. Undertaker pounded on Vince’s door after the ‘Screwjob.’ He said, ‘Get your ass down to that dressing room and explain yourself’, and Vince wouldn’t have listened to anybody else,” Hart mentioned.

Bret was the leader of the WWE locker room, before he left the wrestling promotion for WCW. However, after he left the company, he asked The Undertaker in a letter to become the new leader and guide other wrestlers.

“I wrote ’Taker a letter when I left. I said, ‘You have to be the voice of the dressing room and the leader now that I’m gone,’” Hart said.

Bret Hart retired from the professional wrestling business in 2000 but continues to appear sporadically on WWE programming. With the way that WrestleMania 33 ended, the next logical step for The Undertaker could be a WWE Hall Of Fame induction in New Orleans next year.

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