Interview: Bret Hart on Winning King of the Ring 1993, Becky Lynch, and Drew McIntyre

Sports Illustrated held a recent interview with Bret Hart and some of the topics discussed included his 1993 King of the Ring tournament victory, his thoughts on Becky Lynch making history at WrestleMania 35, and which wrestler he is currently a big fan of in WWE.

On the topic of winning the 1993 WWE King of the Ring tournament, Hart stated he considered it to be one of the greatest nights of his career.

“King of the Ring was one of my greatest night. I prided myself on working different styles with different guys, and I appreciated that every single one of my matches that night was different.

There’s always a lot of pressure on you on a big pay-per-view, especially a pay-per-view like that since it was the first one. But I was up for the challenge.”

While discussing more about his King of the Ring tournament victory, Hart stated a big reason for his memorable moment was due to working with several very skilled wrestlers as his opponents that night.

“I knew the guys I was working with and I looked forward to all the matches I had that night. Bam Bam was probably the best big man in the business. When I think of Curt Hennig, I think of Mad Magazine with the ‘I Spy’ that had the white spy and the black spy that were constantly at odds with each other. Me and Curt were a lot like that. We had great chemistry together and I don’t think we ever had a bad match. If I had to pick one guy to wrestle one more time, just for my own enjoyment, it would be Curt Hennig. As for Scott Hall, that was the best match we ever had together.

It was all different stuff, too. The match with Bam Bam was so different from the match with Curt, and the match with Curt was different from the match with Razor. That’s what I remember the most about that night.”

On the topic of Becky Lynch making history at WrestleMania 35, Hart praised Lynch’s skills as a wrestler.

“Becky’s been around the business long enough to know she has to look at everything as a challenge. She’s already broken some major barriers, and now she gets to live out her dreams every day, which is magical. She’s up for any challenge in any match, and she’s really focused, really skilled, and hard-working.

Women are stepping into new challenges all over the world, and that includes pro wrestling. There’s no limitations anymore, and that’s a great thing. I think she can overcome anything that anyone throws at her.”

On the topic of which wrestler he is currently a big fan of in WWE, Hart stated Drew McIntyre as his choice and praised his skills as a big guy style wrestler.

“I always respected big guys when I wrestled them, respected their size and their ability, and tried to bring out the best of them. A big guy I’ve been a big fan of for a long time is Drew McIntyre and his work. I’m glad that he had a rebound and he’s doing really well.”