The Excellence of Execution was just that...Technically sound, Bret Hart had the unrivaled ability to give an audience at great match no matter who he faced. From high-flyers to Sumo wrestlers, Bret had a knack of raising the game of his opponents.
His story telling as a Champion was in a class of it's own, he never made himself out to be an unstoppable force as a wrestler and could always create a feeling that maybe he could lose, maybe this time he won't be able to fight his way back.
It's a bit of a lost art these days as most title matches go through a foreplay period before entering 'main maneuver time' the winner of this finishes as champion despite what had happened in the match before it.
He'd put his title on the line week in and week out and have great little technical matches, but was always able to raise the atmosphere at the main events allowing them to stand out.
Back stories always translated into the wrestling, rivalry matches such as against his brother Owen Hart always generated great heat, but never let you feel secure in the knowledge that Bret was guaranteed to win.
Many wrestlers have finished (or will finish) their career having had their (or at least one of their) greatest match opposite Bret Hart. This list would include, Steve Austin, Mr Perfect, Shawn Michaels, Dynamite Kid, Ricky Steamboat, Rick Flair, Owen Hart, Bam Bam Bigalow, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Demolition, Yokozuna and Chris Benoit.
The match versus The British Bulldog at Summerslam '94 is a masterpiece the likes of which we may never see again.
Career Highlight: Vs British Bulldog, Summerslam '92