Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wrestlemania X: Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart

Wrestlemania X did not have as much pomp and circumstance as the prior 'manias, however, the show did have some quality matches. The opening bout of the big show at Madison Square Garden in March 1994 was Bret vs. his youngest brother, Owen. 

If you asked me to list my favorite matches ever, I would have to include the preceding posted match Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith at SummerSlam 1992 and the videos below of Bret-Owen.

Owen "The Rocket" Hart and his big brother had contrasting styles; Bret more of an on-the-mat wrestler, while Owen was the high-flying grappler.

Little brothers around the world cheered when Owen bested Bret, though later on in the evening "The Hitman" would win the W.W.E. Title from the 500-pound Yokozuna to close the show.

Watching this match makes me miss Owen, who died so tragically in 1999.
Commentary provided by Vince McMahon and Jerry "The King" Lawler.




No comments: