WWE Network’s latest edition of WrestleMania Rewind recaps Bret Hart’s journey at WrestleMania X when he wrestled two matches. First, in the opening contest against his brother Owen, then in the main event for the WWE Championship against Yokozuna.
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart
This portion of the show followed the Hart family’s contributions to wrestling. They talked about Stu Hart and his work as a wrestler, a promoter, and, most importantly, a trainer. It is because of Stu’s infamous Hart Dungeon that the WWE Universe has seen Bret, Owen, Brian Pillman, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya, among others.
They then begin to focus on the relationship between Bret and Owen, and how Owen felt overshadowed by his brother. Their rivalry is compared to Peyton and Eli Manning’s rivalry. Actually, they compared it to the “real-life” rivalry of the Manning brothers, I hate when they use words like that. They don’t always have to act like everything they do isn’t legit, but that’s an argument for another day.
The match itself is unbelievable. Owen gets the win by rolling up Bret in a very shocking victory. The two brothers put on a showcase of athleticism in this one and wowed the crowd the whole way.
Bret Hart vs. Yokozuna for the WWF Championship
After his loss to Owen, Bret seemed to be highly behind the 8-ball. Of course, Yokozuna was competing in his second match of the night as well.
After Bret and Lex Luger tied to win the Royal Rumble a few months earlier, the decision was made to have them both get a shot at the title at WrestleMania. However, since Triple Threat matches weren’t really around yet, it would happen over the course of two singles matches.
After Luger lost his match earlier, Bret was the only thing standing between Yokozuna and the best WrestleMania performance of all time.
In the match, Bret did the unthinkable and beat Yokozuna. Bret was in position to receive the Banzai Drop, but Yokozuna fell from the ropes after losing his balance. It was a good match that saw Bret crowned as the man on top, which is what fans wanted, but never thought would happen.
After the match, they aired their usual interviews. One was a very interesting observation from Jack Swagger, that Bret’s win was what the fans wanted, and that we may never see a moment like that ever again. Fair point, Swagger, but we’ll have to see if Daniel Bryan has anything to say about that.