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#1 Grimmas

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:49 AM

I spent all year watching well over 200 Bret Hart matches to make my list, here is part 1:

 

https://prowrestling...-part-1-100-76/



#2 gordi

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:42 AM

Great stuff so far. Looking forward to reading more.

#3 khawk20

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:00 PM

"Brunzell didn’t get too many chances to show off how good he was in the AWA..."

 

Disagree with this, those watching the AWA knew how good he was and he had many many singles matches against a wide variety of opponents that proved that, including Nick Bockwinkel for several stirring one hour draws.
​He was a big loss for the AWA when he jumped because of his versatility as a wrestler and the years he built being a very credible singles wrestler.

 

The Bret list itself is a great read, thanks and looking forward to see where my favourite Bret match of all time finishes. :) 



#4 Grimmas

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:18 PM

"Brunzell didn’t get too many chances to show off how good he was in the AWA..."

 

Disagree with this, those watching the AWA knew how good he was and he had many many singles matches against a wide variety of opponents that proved that, including Nick Bockwinkel for several stirring one hour draws.
​He was a big loss for the AWA when he jumped because of his versatility as a wrestler and the years he built being a very credible singles wrestler.

 

The Bret list itself is a great read, thanks and looking forward to see where my favourite Bret match of all time finishes. :)

Shit, what I meant was he didn't get to show in the WWF how great he was in the AWA too often!

 

Glad you enjoyed it!



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:52 PM

LOL then I agree! :) 

 

Looking forward to the rest of your list. Thanks



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:42 PM

Nice looking forward to the rest.



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:05 AM

Bit surprised to see the Sting match on there. When I saw it with the rest of the PPV I thought they were just sleep walking through the match. Maybe time for me to rewatch it?



#8 Grimmas

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

Bit surprised to see the Sting match on there. When I saw it with the rest of the PPV I thought they were just sleep walking through the match. Maybe time for me to rewatch it?

Maybe or I was in a super great mood the day I watched that.. that's possible too. Also it may just had stood out while watching all the other WCW junk.

 

I enjoyed it enough though.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:24 PM

Part two finally, I was sick.

 

prowrestlingsuperblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/10/top-100-bret-hart-matches-part-2-75-51/



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:58 PM

I love that you're making this list. Bret is my favorite as well and I already see some matches on this list that are new to me. The Waylon Mercy one stands out already

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:39 AM

I like that you listed the Godwinn match. They also had a match the previous week on Superstars that was also good, although it ended with Lawler interference.

 

Also curious, in the writeup of the Undertaker match, you mentioned they had a stinker in 1996. I actually think that match from the Rumble is Bret's most underrated. Did you re-watch the match recently or were you going off memory?



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:42 AM

Thanks, more good stuff here. Looking forward to the next batch of 25 already.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:56 PM

 

Also curious, in the writeup of the Undertaker match, you mentioned they had a stinker in 1996. I actually think that match from the Rumble is Bret's most underrated. Did you re-watch the match recently or were you going off memory?

I rewatched a couple of years ago when I watched all the Rumble stuff to make that list. I'm not a fan of longer matches, and it felt really off too.



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:20 PM

Man, that Hart Foundation vs Islanders Spectrum match really hit a sweet spot with me. 

 

Anvil was such an effective heel in this one, stooging and stalling and backing off only to immediately start strutting around the moment the Foundation re-gained the advantage. 

 

It's what I often feel is missing when I watch more recent, highly-pimped matches. I love when bad guys do bad guy things and faces get to shine... these teams do that stuff so well. 

 

Also, is it my imagination or do the announcers mix up Haku and Tama throughout this thing? 



#15 Grimmas

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:41 AM

Isn't that Islanders-Harts match awesome? 

 

I think Haku-Tama got mixed up quite a lot early on. The announcers were pretty weird about that stuff. Remember Jesse always used to pretend he got the Rougeaus mixed up.



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 02:27 PM

I think Dick Graham legit thought Tama was Haku and vice versa for the entirety of the Islanders run

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 03:04 PM

I just realised that Hart Foundation/Islanders match is on the Dungeon Collection DVD set. Going to watch it now.

 

For Bret/Sting; they have a match on Nitro in October '99 that might be their best overall match. Gets to about 12 minutes before the inevitable interference.



#18 Grimmas

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 10:26 AM

It's Boxing Day, now you can unbox part 3 of the list. One more part to come.

 

https://prowrestling...s-part-3-50-26/



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:11 PM

Nicely done and my favourite Bret match has made the top 25 so I am happy (unless it isn't on the list at all in which case I will strenously object! :) )



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 03:20 PM

Nicely done and my favourite Bret match has made the top 25 so I am happy (unless it isn't on the list at all in which case I will strenously object! :) )

Oh shit, what match? I hope I didn't make a HUGE error.






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