On the latest episode of “Something To Wrestle”, Bruce Prichard discussed the iconic match between Bret and Owen Hart at Wrestlemania X. During the podcast, Prichard revealed that Bret actually lobbied to win the match. Here’s what he had to say:
Without a doubt, the greatest opening Wrestlemania match ever. It could have closed the show and not a single person would have been disappointed. That story building up to everything that we did was flawlessly told, but the best part about it was it was the coming out party for Owen Hart, where he showed everybody, ‘I’m a player. I’m a main event guy.’ You couldn’t deny him anymore. And the other funny part about it was, leading into it, Bret thought Bret should have gone over. And that was never the plan. It was like, ‘no, Owen has to beat you. You have to come from underneath. You’re coming from underneath to win the championship at the end of the night.’ And then he was fine once he knew that, but getting into it it was like, ‘holy shit, we’re going with the Hart Attack tour after this in the summer with you and Owen.’ I think that match set the stage better than anything and gave Owen bragging rights. Which we found out later on, you give Owen Hart an inch, he’s gonna take a mile when it comes to whatever you give him. So with him beating Bret, ‘I beat you Bret,’ was the greatest thing that ever happened to him.’
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Credit: Something To Wrestle. H/T 411Mania.