One of the stars of AEW has revealed that Bret Hart called their match a “masterclass.”
The July 15th edition of Collision took place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and saw FTR put their AEW Tag Team Championships on the line against Bullet Club Gold’s Jay White and Juice Robinson in a Two Out Of Three Falls match.
The bout went on for almost an hour, with White getting the first fall with a Bladerunner before FTR tied things up with a Big Rig on Robinson. The final fall came at the 58-minute mark when Dax Harwood trapped Robinson in a Sharpshooter, forcing him to submit.
The bout is widely seen as a Match Of The Year contender and was even awarded 5.25 stars in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. As it turns out, the match also received another accolade from Canada’s own Bret Hart.
Looking back on the match on social media, Dax Harwood revealed that Hart texted him ahead of the show to wish him luck. Then, following the match, The Hitman told him it was it was one of the greatest he had ever seen, even claiming the second half was a “masterclass.”
Bret text me before this match in Calgary to wish me luck. He said the Stampede fans were hardcore fans & hard to impress. He text me after & said it was one of the greatest matches he’s ever seen; the last 30 mins in particular. He called those last 30 mins a “masterclass”.
58 mins on free tv. Greatest Collision match in its short history? You be the judge
Easily a Top 5 FTR/Revival Tag Match.
Bret text me before this match in Calgary to wish me luck. He said the Stampede fans were hardcore fans & hard to impress. He text me after & said it was one of the greatest matches he’s ever seen; the last 30 mins in particular. He called those last 30 mins a… https://t.co/A1CtzHI1bX
— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) December 20, 2023
Bret Hart Puts Animosity With Montreal Screwjob Referee Behind Him
The infamous Montreal Screwjob of 1997 saw Vince McMahon cut Bret Hart’s WWE Championship defence against Shawn Michaels short. As HBK applied the Sharpshooter to Hart, McMahon ran to the ring demanding referee Earl Hebner ring the bell and award the title to Michaels.
It has since been revealed that Hebner had promised not to betray Hart if just such a situation arose, so the incident left a lot of bad blood between the pair. However, time heals all wounds, and Earl Hebener recently said that he and Bret Hart have put the past behind them.