Canadian professional wrestler and actor Bret Hart signs copies of Hitman at Bookends on October 11, 2008 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
This Was Bret Hart's All-Time Favorite Wrestler
Bret "The Hitman" Hart is widely regarded as one of the best wrestlers to step inside the squared circle, but Hart does not see himself as the very best. "The Hitman" admitted in 2007 that, "Curt Hennig was a wrestler that I would never say I was better than."
Hart added that, if asked to wrestle just one more match, he'd pick "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig because "He was my all-time favorite. He really was." In 1991, Hart beat Henning for his first-ever Intercontinental title at the WWF SummerSlam in a match that is regarded as one of the best IC championship matches ever.
Hennig passed away on February 10, 2003, at just 44 years old, and in a 2016 interview, Hart again praised the late great Hennig by saying, "Curt was one of the greatest athletes ever to put on a pair of wrestling boots." He added that Hennig was "so safe in his matches and logical."