Bret “The Hitman” Hart was one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. This three disc DVD set shows over 9 hours of footage. You will get his autobiography, interviews, matches, and some bonus material that are hidden through out the set.
Bret’s storied book career is the main part of this disc. Bret talks about his life growing up in a huge wrestling family. The interest that he had in it, and the training that he did. His amateur career where he won top prize. His journey into Stampede wrestling. Then they show a lot of vintage clips of Bret’s matches in Stampede. Then his journey in the WWE. From being a heel, to forming one of the best tag teams in history with Jim Neidhart. Then going into single matches were he found a lot of success. From winning the Intercontinental championship to winning the heavyweight championship. The pressure of being the top guy representing the company. His feuds with Mr Perfect, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Owen Hart and his real life feud with Shawn Micheals. The negotiations he was having with WCW. The final match he had in the WWE, were he got screwed badly by the company referred as the “Montreal Screwjob.” Then his arrival in WCW, were they had no idea what to do with him. The death of his brother Owen which deeply affected Bret. Then the downfall of WCW, to the stroke he had. His final thoughts about living life and on his career
Bret Hart Interview Moments- Bret talks about the name of “the dungeon”, being away from his family, how the Hart Foundation got along, learning the sharpshooter, his family tree, learning the ropes, his sunglasses, the joys of being a villain, then a tribute to his older brother Dean, and last a tribute to Owen and the other wrestlers that have past away who had an impact on Bret.
Hart Foundation vs British Bulldogs 7/13/85- A solid match that gets a 8/10
Hart Foundation vs Killer Bees 2/17/86- Another solid tag team match that gets a 8/10
Hidden Feature- Go to chapters and highlight Stampede Wrestling, then double click left and you’ll see a vintage interview with Bret in Stampede Wrestling
Bret Hart vs Ricky Steamboat 3/8/86- A great match between the two technicians that gets a 9/10
Bret Hart vs Ted DiBiase 3/8/89- An average match that gets a 7/10 because of the importance of this match to Bret. He mentioned this was his tribute match to his older brother Dean
Hart Foundation vs Rockers on Saturday Night’s Main Event 4/28/90- A good match that has a bad ending that gets a 6/10
Hart Foundation vs Nasty Boys at Wrestlemania VII 3/24/91- A fun match to watch that gets a 8/10
Bret Hart vs Mr Perfect at Summerslam 91 8/26/91- A perfect match between two perfect technicians that gets a perfect rating
Bret Hart vs The British Bulldog at Summerslam 92 8/29/92-A fast, electrifying paced match that gets a perfect rating
Bret Hart vs Bam Bam Bigelow 4/24/93- A good match that gets a 7/10
Bret Hart vs Mr Perfect in King of the Ring 2/13/93- Another perfect match that gets a perfect rating
Bret Hart vs Owen Hart in Wrestlemania X 3/20/94- A great and fun match to watch that gets a perfect rating
Go to extras menu and highlight the Steamboat match. Then click right and you get Bret talking about how he wanted his matches to feel and look real.
Go to extras menu and highlight the Rockers match. Then click left and you get Bret talking about how he got his nickname Hitman.
Go to extras menu and highlight the Bulldog match. Then click left and you get Bret talking about how he never injured an opponent ever.
Bret Hart vs Owen Hart 9/29/94- Not as great as there Wrestlemania match but it still gets a 8/10
Bret Hart vs Hakushi 5/14/95- A good match that gets a 7/10
Bret Hart vs Diesel at Survivor Series 11/19/95- A tough and physical match that gets a 8/10
Bret Hart vs British Bulldog 12/17/95- Another exciting match between the two that gets a 9/10
Bret Hart vs Stone Cold Steve Austin at Wrestlemania XIII 3/23/97- My favorite match that gets a perfect rating
Bret Hart vs The Undertaker 9/20/97- A good but long match that has a disappointing ending that gets a 8/10
Bret Hart vs Chris Beniot 10/4/97-A great tribute match they gave to there brother and friend Owen. This gets a perfect rating
Hidden Feature- Go to the extras and highlight the Diesel match. Then click right and you will get Bret Hart’s “You Start The Fire” music video.
The cons of this DVD for me is, that in a few matches they edit out Jessie Ventura’s commentary. I wish Bret and the WWE, would of talked about the events led up to the Montreal Screwjob. Finally my last problem is that although I liked Bret’s handpicked matches, there are still some matches he left out that were great. The match were he won the championship from Ric Flair, his semi final match against Razor Ramon, his Iron Man match with HBK, and his match with Stone Cold at Survivor Series of 96.
Overall I really loved this DVD. I felt Bret was very truthful in his interviews and it help me understand his era of excellence. I also liked his match selection, which didn’t feature one bad match at all. He is a great wrestler because he can make anybody look better then they appear to be. This DVD showed me why Bret is the best there is, the best there was, and the best that ever will be.