#WUTop351990ToNow 21) Bret Hart - Many people consider Hart to be one of the best ever, he’s an influence on many stars today and was that talented that many wrestlers raised their game and bought their best performances out when against him. The biggest downfall to Bret Hart was his ego. His work in the 90s saw him raise the prestige of the Intercontinental Championship. A major highlight of his was ‘92 Summerslam at Wembley where he put on the Match of the Year and one of the best WWF matches ever against Davey Boy Smith. He raised the prestige so high for this title that it became the main event of a major show for WWE history. Hart then moved onto the main event scene and created a new level of prestige to what a WWE Champion should be. His charisma, connection and technical ability really translated well. A feud with brother Owen Hart was a major major stand out. Also the bitter rivalry between the comparison of a great Shawn Michaels was another highlight. These two performers raised Brets game and he raised there’s. WWF was cartoony at the time yet Hart was able to stand out from that and truly present a performance art. Hart helped one of the biggest stars to wrestling ever, Steve Austin truly become a star and raise his momentum through Wrestlemania 13s belter. The Montreal Screwjob then went down and that ultimately didn’t help Hart. His time in WCW was not memorable and he seemed a shadow of what he once was. He was still able to raise prestige to titles such as the US. But the main event was based a lot more on gimmicks then talents. He very unfortunately became injured through Goldberg and had to retire from the ring. His appearances in WWE during 2010 were pointless and stupid and he should have just been used as a manager not a performer. That slightly tarnished his career as it’s quite sad to watch. Overall, without Bret you can make the argument that many greats would have never reached their potential and he pushed forward a performance art factor towards North American wrestling. Something which really changed the landscape of wrestling.
On Tuesday's SmackDown Live we saw Daniel Bryan announce his return to in-ring competition and also fire Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for attacking Shane McMahon. As a result, the Owens Vs Zayn match was dropped from the Mania card and both of their Superstar profiles were removed from the website.
It seems like great lengths are being taken to sell the consequences of Zayn and Owens being fired with their match officially being dropped and their profiles being removed from the website, but that's not all.
Kevin Steen is the name that Kevin Owens used while he was on the independent wrestling circuit, so him going back to that name after being released from WWE makes sense. It also, however, has meant that Owens has dropped his Twitter Verified status all to serve the storyline!Sami Zayn is still currently verified as a WWE Superstar on Twitter. But that might be because his independent wrestling alter-ego, El Generico, is reportedly dead.
It seems all but certain that Daniel Bryan will team up with Shane McMahon to take on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a tag-team match at WrestleMania. We'll have to see how we get there over the next two weeks.