Bret Hart recently spoke with Fightful, where the legendary superstar spoke about some of his favorite wrestlers to work with, including some legends of the sport and some that may come as a surprise.
When asked about who he preferred to face in the ring, Hart mentioned that sharing a common work ethic and drive is what drew him to certain superstars. “Curt Hennig was one. Sting was one. My brother Owen was one of them,” he said (transcription courtesy of Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp). “Macho Man was another one where you didn’t need to even talk,” said Bret. “Someone just said, ‘Quick, run out there you’ve got to go twenty minutes with Macho Man and we don’t know what you’re doing. Just figure it out on the fly.’ I’ve done that with Macho Man. Some guys you can just work. They’re total pros that way. Really it’s important for all wrestlers to try to be like that. I do remember wrestling Macho Man one time where something happened with someone’s flight. I was in Detroit, but they were running another show in South Bend, Indiana.
“It might’ve been Jake Roberts who had been working against Macho Man, but he had gotten delayed somewhere or he couldn’t make his plane or something like that. They told me I was on the first match in Detroit, they put me on first and said, ‘You gotta get on an airplane, fly all the way to South Bend, Indiana and wrestle Macho Man. That’s a sell-out crowd and the main event’s not going to be there.’ Literally by the time I’d wrestled, and got on a charter plane to South Bend from Detroit, and the time zone change, I landed and had no time. I actually pulled up and Macho Man was in the ring cutting an interview. He’d been on the mic cutting an interview for about thirty minutes waiting for me to show up. They were just about ready to cancel the main event and I pulled up.”
Clearly, Hart had a type of superstar he preferred to face, and put on some of the biggest and best matches with those people. You can check out the full interview over on Fightful for even more insight from Hart.