Bret Hart Discusses Jerry Lawler Being A “Master Villain”

Jerry Lawler

Bret Hart has heaped praise on Jerry Lawler, describing him as a master of being a villain making it even easier for him to be a fan favorite.

The rivalry between Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler through the mid 90’s, and included when Lawler ended up moving to his role on commentary. One of the most iconic moments came at King Of The Ring 1995, where Lawler lost to Hart in a Kiss My Foot match.

The rivalry would go on to include Isaac Yankem DDS, the real-life Glenn Jacobs who would go on to far more success as Kane, leading to a match between the dentist and ‘The Hitman’ at SummerSlam that year.

The trio have recently been reunited on WWE’s Table For 3, and Bret Hart was quick to give praise for how he clicked with Lawler as soon as the pair started working together.

It was red hot as soon as we went out there. So easy, it was like kindlewood. I never saw anyone, I’ll say this, and I’ve said it before, that was as good a villain as you. You were a master.

Bret Hart went on to discuss how it was becoming a tough era to get over in the ring as a babyface, however being in there with ‘The King’ made life an awful lot easier.

You were such a master heel. In those days, some of the real die-hard babyfaces were starting to get turned on by the fans. That ECW crowd was starting to kind of make it harder for the babyfaces. I remember it was right around that time that I was working with Jerry. Every night I was so over as a babyface. Nobody can out-heel Jerry.

Jerry Lawler recently opened up further on his near death experience at the WWE commentary desk in 2012.

With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.