Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart has named who he thinks is the greatest wrestling villain ever.
As the victim of the infamous ‘Montreal Screwjob,’ you may expect him to name former rival Shawn Michaels, or even Vince McMahon himself, but in the latest episode of WWE Network’s ‘Table For 3,’ Hart names former opponent Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler as the ultimate villain.
The episode saw Hart reminisce with Lawler himself and Glenn Jacobs (Kane) over the “New Generation” era, which covers the period in WWE in the early 1990s to the beginning of the Attitude era.
The three recalled the King of the Ring event that took place in 1995, which saw Bret Hart and Jerry Lawler compete in a match with a strange stipulation: a Kiss My Foot Match.
Kane, then performing under the name Isaac Yankem in a dentist gimmick that Dr Britt Baker may have approved of, was serving as Lawler’s personal dentist.
After defeating King in the Kiss my Foot Match, Hart went on to face Isaac Yankem at Summerslam.
Recalling the heat that Lawler created, Bret Hart said:
“It was red hot as soon as we went out there. So easy, it was like kindlewood. I never saw anyone, I’ll say this, and I’ve said it before, that was as good a villain as you. You were a master.”
Table for 3 is now in its sixth season, having premiered in 2015 on the WWE Network. This season marks the show’s return after being on hiatus since 2019.
All three guests on the latest edition are WWE Hall of Fame inductees, with Hart entering in 2006, Lawler in 2007 and Kane in 2021.
This month is also the 25th anniversary of the debut of Glen Jacobs’ most notable WWE character, Kane.
You can read more about how WWE is marking Kane’s milestone right here.
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