WWE legend Bret Hart is no stranger to the King of the Ring tournament, having won two of the tournaments, including the 1993 inaugural pay-per-view event. With the next King of the Ring set to be crowned on Monday’s episode of RAW, Hart spoke to Sports Illustrated about winning the event in 1993, and what it meant to him.
“King of the Ring was one of my greatest nights,” said Hart. “I prided myself on working different styles with different guys, and I appreciated that every single one of my matches that night was different.”
Hart wrestled in three matches that night, facing Razor Ramon, Mr. Perfect, and Bam Bam Bigelow in the same show. Hart ended up winning, and was crowd as King of the Ring for the second time, with his first win coming in 195. Hart said that there was a lot of pressure to perform well, but that having worked with many of the superstars in the past helped calm him down.
“I knew the guys I was working with and I looked forward to all the matches I had that night,” said Hart. “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.”