3. Bret Hart vs The Miz – Raw, May 17, 2010
On Monday Night Raw, live from Toronto Canada, saw something WWE fans never thought they’d see every again. ‘The Hitman’ competing for a Championship in WWE.
The Miz faced off against Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart in a match that was made after Tyson Kidd defeated The Miz, thus earning a member of the Hart family a shot at his US Title. However, to the shock of many, The Miz chose Bret as the Hart family member he would face off with. This was a huge shock, given that Bret was in his 50s, and had wrestled one match since he retired in 2000 (which was against Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania 26, which he didn’t take a bump. It was barely wrestling.
The crowd was hot for Hart. The Miz ran down Canada, the Hart Family, Bret and his legacy. He said he would spit on the Hart family Legacy and beat him using the Sharpshooter. He also told Bret that he hired William Regal and Vladmir Koslov for protection. This was for when The Hart Dynasty, David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd, would inevitably show up.
Bret entered to a huge pop, as expected in Canada. He was in a hockey jersey and jean shorts, not the wrestling attire we were used to. He still moved well in the ring, but due to concussion issues was not allowed to take any bumps at all, which made wrestling a match very difficult.
The resulting match was a clusterfuck. The Hart Dynasty immediately attacked Koslov and Regal, before Chris Jericho ran into the ring and attacked Hart. He was then taken out by David Hart Smith, the son of the famous British Bulldog, before The Miz locked on Hart’s Sharpshooter finisher. After a while, Tyson Kidd hit a springboard dropkick, and the duo hit The Miz with a Hart attack, their finisher which was used by Bret’s own “The Hart Foundation”. Bret then locked in the Sharpshooter and the Miz tapped out, giving him his last ever title reign.
The match was not a wrestling classic. But as interesting clusterfucks? It was fine. It wasn’t great but it gave the fans a feel good moment in Canada? Would it have been better having Bret help DH Smith or Tyson Kidd win the title? Probably not they were not great here. But at least this happened.
VERDICT: 1 out of 5 – This happened.