Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bret Hart's match up at WrestleMania 13 is one that has stood the test of time, and must surely have been a popular watch on the Network in recent months.
But Hart has this week revealed that he risked his entire WWE career during the match up in order to create the intensity and drama he felt was required for such a stage.
Speaking in Leicester, England Hart opened up about the moment he and Stone Cold Steve Austin decided to bring blading, and therefore blood, into the match up despite the WWE's policy against it at the time.
As relayed by Wrestling Inc, Hart and Austin agreed upon using the razor blade (which Hart kept in his upper lip) in the match up but because Stone Cold had never done that kind of move before he entrusted Hart to make the cut when it came down to it in the ring.
Hart explained that when the moment came and he spat the blade out onto the canvas Austin told him that maybe it wasn't such a good idea. Hart's response? "It's too late!"
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As we all know blood was spilt that night so Hart got his way, but he insisted this week that the cut was nothing more than a "little cat scratch."
While it was a risky manouvre by the pair, both in terms of Austin's safety and their career in the WWE, it worked out for all involved and the fans were treated to a match on another level than might have been previously expected.
With some of today's top WWE Superstars and fans angered by the PG rating product perhaps there will be some who take Hart's story on board in the near future. IF they do, we just hope they are as skilled as the WWE Legend.
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