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Why Bret The Hitman Hart Is The Best Ever

Bret’s coronation at WrestleMania was well deserved, he was hands down WWF’s workhorse and leader, and although he could see Shawn Michaels coming in his rear view mirror, in 1994 there was nobody on the planet that could out perform The Hitman. Hart would continue to feud with his brother Owen throughout 1994, and there was no surprise when he was awarded Pro Wrestling Insider’s Feud of the Year and Greatest Wrestler of the Year for 1994. Hart would lose the WWF Championship to Bob Backlund at Survivor Series ’94, due to his mother throwing in the towel after being persuaded to do so by Owen. Bret would show the class of a true champion and step away from the title picture for a year while Vince McMahon tried to push “Big Daddy CoolDiesel as the company’s new face. WrestleMania XI would pit Bret Hart vs. Bob Backlund in an I Quit match which Hart would win, while Diesel and Shawn Michaels would wrestler a mediocre match for the WWF Championship which Diesel would win. That night, wrestling’s biggest show of the year was main evented by a retired football player, Lawrence Taylor, rather than the best wrestler on the planet. Not one of the smartest decisions Vince McMahon has ever made. Unfortunately for WWF, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, Diesel’s year long reign as champion had run its course and had failed to transform him into the level of star McMahon had hoped for, he was still a valuable piece, but it was clear that he was no Bret Hart.