Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart and his younger brother, Owen Hart have to be the greatest real-brother duo to grace the squared circle. Both came from a wrestling family and took that name to greater heights with their careers.
While Bret and Owen were a cohesive unit, things turned sour in 1994. The brothers got into a heated rivalry that saw them take each other to the limit for the entire Summer!
Bret Hart on how serious he and Owen Hart were during their feud
‘The Hitman’ recently joined Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports on his My Mom’s Basement Podcast. During the podcast, Bret revealed how serious he and Owen Hart were about their feud in 1994. He revealed they didn’t want to leave any stone unturned, and planned to go about the feud in old school fashion.
He said, “I can remember telling Owen, I said, ‘We have to do this the old school way. No more riding together, no more traveling together, no more rooming together.’ ‘We don’t talk to each other, we don’t – anywhere. We have to make people believe that we really have an issue with each other’ and we did do that.” H/t Post Wrestling
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Bret Hart added the reason he and Owen did that was because they didn’t want to test fans’ intelligence. After all, it wouldn’t be cool for them to be at loggerheads in the ring. But then sitting and chilling together outside of it.
The Harts were so into the feud that the two did not even talk or acknowledge each other at their own house if guests were around! This truly made everyone believe that the Harts genuinely had issues and it wasn’t just something that was happening on-screen. In short, ‘The Hitman’ and ‘The King of Harts’ collectively kept kayfabe alive.
Bret said, “I can remember a lot of people going, ‘They really don’t talk to each other. There’s a tension in the air,’ which there never was.” We can only imagine how great it would’ve been if wrestlers today went the extra mile and put effort like this to draw more attention and interest to their feuds.
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