Bret Hart vs British Bulldog Was “Greatest Match” Ever: Vince McMahon


Hamish Woodward

Summerslam 1992 saw Bret Hart taking on the British Bulldog, in a bout Vince McMahon called “the greatest match in the history of wrestling”.

Clash at the Castle made history as the first WWE stadium show in the United Kingdom in 30 years, but that event has put the spotlight on the Bret Hart vs British Bulldog match from the last big event to take place in Great Britain.

The match main evented the show when Bret Hart put his Intercontinental Championship on the line against the pride of England, Wigan’s own Davey Boy Smith aka The British Bulldog.

In an incredible main event that is considered one of the best matches in wrestling history, The Bulldog pinned Hart with sit-down pin to win the title and become the hero of the day in front of his home country crowd.

Bret Hart is pinned by British Bulldog in frotn 78,000 fans

The match was awarded a 4.25 star rating by Dave Meltzer, although many have argued that it should have been given the full 5 stars.

The fight was perfectly paced with some fantastic action and a finish full of tension and suspense that sent the fans home happy.

However, Bret Hart vs British Bulldog was voted as one of the best WWE matches of all time by the fans. It was given the 9.20 rating by the users at, making it one of the highest rated WWE matches on the entire site.

While most fans loved Bret Hart vs British Bulldog, the Canadian former WWE Champion revealed that not everybody was thrilled with his match at Summerslam 1992 once the bell had rung and all was said and done.

Vince McMahon Called The Match “The Greatest Match In The History Of Wrestling”

While the rest of the wrestling world were amazed by the incredible match at Summerslam, Bret Hart was less impressed by this colleagues’ reaction.

Bret Hart vs British Bulldog is regarded as one of the greatest matches of all time, but the loser of the match revealed that nobody in the WWE locker room seemed bothered by the incredible main event at Wembley Stadium.

The Canadian hero lost the WWF Intercontinental Championship to the English-born Davey Boy Smith, also known as The British Bulldog, in one of the greatest wrestling matches of all time. Bulldog pinned Hart in front of 80,000 screaming British fans in one of the greatest moments in WWE history.

However, Bret Hart revealed in an interview with Kenny McIntosh at Starrcast that the rest of the WWE locker room did not care about his terrific performance and that “nobody watched it”.

“I come back to the dressing room and nobody’s there. Everybody’s got a bus back to the hotel, there’s like three guys in the dressing room and they didn’t even watch my match. Nobody watched it. Nobody knew.

“I never got any praise, in fact, I was hoping for some feedback from Curt [Hennig] or, I have a lot of buddies back there who would say ‘Oh that was a great match.’ But nobody was there.

“I went back hotel and finally went down to the bar and I felt like someone had thrown me out of an aeroplane, I was so beat up. My body was so sore, everything hurt. It felt like I’d been caned. I remember asking guys ‘did you see my match?’ and they were like ‘no I missed it, we had to go, the bus was leaving,’ nobody saw it.

However, the WWE Hall of Famer revealed that one man did congratulate him on the match after the fact – WWE chairman Vince McMahon. McMahon congratulated Bret Hart on the bout against the British Bulldog by calling it the “greatest match in the history of wrestling”

“I had Vince McMahon come up and tell me it was the greatest match in the history of wrestling and that he thanked me so much, and told me I was the greatest athlete that he’d ever seen wrestle, which was a nice compliment.

At least Vince McMahon appreciate the British Bulldog vs Bret Hart match and considered it one of the best matches of all time.


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