Seeing as his moniker is ‘The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be’, it should come as no surprise that Bret Hart is one of the most celebrated wrestlers in history. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer built up an impressive body of work for himself that almost can’t be rivaled by anyone.
‘The Hitman’ had the whole package; he was phenomenal in the ring, was a dab hand on the microphone, could work any wrestling style, and elevated everyone he faced. If you ask Kane, though, he never got enough recognition for simply entertaining audiences.
Appearing alongside Bret Hart and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler on a recent Table For 3 broadcast on the WWE Network, ‘The Big Red Machine’ claimed to Hart that while he was the workman of the time, he deserves to be recognised for his skills as an entertainer, too:
“I always felt about you that you were never the flashiest guy. You were the workman that went out and got the job done. But I also think that you’re very underrated as an entertainer. I think a lot of that [is] just because of the character you portrayed. But then you saw what you did with Jerry in the ‘Kiss My Foot’ match and the other stuff, I just have always thought that you were a great wrestler who wasn’t appreciated enough for being a great entertainer, as well.”
Kane’s Forgotten Rivalry With Bret Hart
Although Bret Hart never feuded with Kane per se, he did find himself against another of Glenn Jacobs’ personas – the evil dentist Isaac Yankem, D.D.S. This came during Hart’s hilarious New Generation Era rivalry vs. Jerry Lawler, with Lawler using the services of Yankem to overpower Hart.
They collided on a handful of occasions, with Bret defeating the future ‘Big Red Machine’ via disqualification at the 1995 SummerSlam pay-per-view, and then again in a Steel Cage match on the October 16th, 1995 Raw broadcast.