Although he is generally regarded as one of the all-time greatest professional wrestlers, Tyson Kidd believes Bret Hart may still be underrated.
Speaking with Spencer Love of Love Wrestling, Kidd (TJ Wilson) was asked about the rare Bret Hart vs. Tom Magee footage and how The Hitman was so good that he probably could have carried a broomstick to a good match. Kidd commented how he's been re-watching Hart's work during the pandemic, and offered the following assessment:
“Unbelievable. I've watched so many - I mean, I've watched a lot of his matches in real-time, and I've gone back and watched so many of Bret's matches, especially the last - like I said, my travels much easier, so with this pandemic, I watched so many of his matches back. It just like, it's unbelievable, man, his matches. I think he's maybe even pretty underrated, which might be kind of a weird statement to make, but I think Bret might be fairly underrated."
One of the critiques against Bret has been that his mic skills were lacking, but Kidd doesn't necessarily believe that to be the case, pointing specifically to 1997 and the Canada vs. USA feud as perhaps peak Hitman. He said the following:
“Oh, man and like the little things. Even like - you know, his promos obviously got better, but even his promos like still in 92, like at least they feel real. They felt real. And, I mean, 97, I don't know what happened. All of a sudden, Bret, like he is really untouchable. He looked phenomenal, his work was just as great as ever, and his promos were insane."
Kidd, who now works as a producer for WWE, closed by saying that he's grateful to have had Bret as a mentor. He says that the two have a great relationship and that he is still in awe of his memory and attention to detail as it relates to this business.
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