CM Punk: 5 Ways the WWE Champion Is Similar to Bret Hart

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CM Punk: 5 Ways the WWE Champion Is Similar to Bret Hart
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In professional wrestling, fans often like to compare the stars of today to those of years past.

Current WWE Champion CM Punk has been mentioned in the same breath as many WWE legends, but one name that seems to come up quite often is Bret "Hitman" Hart.

Hart is unquestionably one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, and while Punk has a long way to go before he reaches that status, there are obvious parallels that can be drawn between them. Because of that, many fans considered it a dream encounter when Punk and Hart had words on RAW a couple months ago.

While a heel Punk and face Hart were combative toward each other on that night, both have expressed great admiration for each other outside the world of kayfabe. I'm sure that Punk and Hart like to think of themselves as unique superstars—and they are—but they're certainly in good company with one another.

Here are the top five ways in which Punk is similar to "The Excellence of Execution" Bret Hart.

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