Bret Hart believes one of the WWE’s biggest stars of the last 20 years would have been the perfect rival for him during his career.
When it comes to legendary rivalries in WWE, few superstars can touch what Bret Hart did. After all, the Hitman had so many classic matches/moments with numerous big names from his era like Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Mr. Perfect, Owen Hart, the British Bulldog, Roddy Piper, Ric Flair and numerous others.
There are many current wrestlers that likely wish they could have had a match with Bret Hart, but what about wrestlers of this generation that Bret could wrestle?
During an interview with the Johnny I Pro show, Hart named former 16-time WWE World Champion John Cena as somebody that would have been the perfect opponent for him.
“I would love to put John Cena in the sharpshooter. I just know that when I was the, you know, the American bashing Canadians. John Cena would have been the perfect American. We could have danced for a long time, and we could have done some great stuff, and I wish I could have done that with someone like John Cena.”
The Canadian that bashed Americans character that Bret was referencing is what he did in 1997 as a heel WWE Champion backed by the Hart Foundation. Cena, who was a babyface for most of his WWE career, likely would have been the perfect opponent as Bret said.
Fans may remember that Bret Hart and John Cena were actually teammates in the main event of SummerSlam 2010, but that was a different Bret that couldn’t take bumps during the match.
Another wrestler that Bret Hart named as a dream opponent is Rey Mysterio, who worked in WCW when Bret was there, but they never had a match together.