Re: Top guy in 1997?
^^^DX stole the heat because they went into business for themselves. The deliberate weak representation of the Hart Foundation in the One Night Only PPV where Bulldog was getting whooped by DX and none of the Harts were made to come out until much after the show was over. The promos that were written no longer were the shoots that we saw earlier in the year. Hart Foundation had literally zero comeback lines. Bret was made to feud against a guy who couldn't sell even if his life depended on it. It was decided a month before that making Bret seem less important would allow them to move on after his forced exit.
Shawn was on fire that year no doubt but looking back, if he had his head in the right place, the rivalry with Bret would have done much bigger business.
Bret was the man till Pillman's death and the subsequent decision to let him go as Vince was a sadistic prick who couldn't honor a contract.
Parking $10, Program $5, ticket $35, watching Bret Hart wrestle.......PRICELESS!!!