As Raw heads back to Canada aka Hart Country, Canada's biggest hero (Bret) is set to face The Miz in a match for the United States Title. As those of us who saw Bret "wrestle" Vince can attest that The Excellence of Execution is no shape to wrestle, so next Monday will be most likely turn out to be some kind of gimmick match. All of this made me remember the days when Bret was quite simply the best wrestler in the WWE. Consequently, the rest of the week (till Monday), the Inside the Wrestling Vault trips will be dedicated to the Harts and their legacy in the WWE.
This was the match that really got me into wrestling. Sure, I had watched snippets here and there, but I was never really impressed. The only reason I even happened to watch this match was because I was over at my cousin's house that night, and he had ordered the PPV. Begrudgingly, I sat down and watched Wrestlemania 12. Until the main event, there wasn't anything that really got me excited about wrestling (I found Austin to be enjoyable) . However, all of that changed when I saw this. I was totally immersed into the match once Michaels made his entrance from the sky. I was completely riveted st the start of the overtime and marking out at the awesome "Shawn Michaels' boyhood dream has come true". By the end of this match, I was turned into a wrestling fan, and the rest is history. Now that I look back on it, I realize that this match has issues (too many rest holds and it could have used better pacing) but I will always consider it to be one of my favorites.