Professional wrestling legend and two times WWE Hall of Famer “The Hitman” Bret Hart who is a former five times WWE World Champion and a former two times WCW World Heavyweight champion recently talked about WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat and praised him. He also talked about his in ring return.
Ricky steamboat is a legend of professional wrestling who started his professional wrestling career back in 1976. He turned out to be one of the biggest names in professional wrestling with time. He travelled in a lot of wrestling promotions including the likes of WCW and WWE.
Bret Hart Praises Ricky Steamboat And Discusses His In Ring Return
In 1997 he joined the Jim Crockett promotion which later became the WCW. During this time period he won is even number of big Championship including the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship, NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Championship two times and a total of thirteen Tag Team championships in his WCW career combined.
In 1985 he came to WWE for the first time and here is where he was named as the Dragon. In WWE he did not win many Championship, the only Championship he won was the WWE intercontinental championship. After 1994 he stopped wrestling regularly, but he kept on making sporadic appearances.
One of his famous appearances was at WrestleMania XXV where he challenged Chris Jericho in a gauntlet match along with Roddy Piper and Jimmy Snuka. WWE inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame on the same year in 2009.
“The Hitman” Bret Hart who is a former five times WWE World champion and recently spoke to Sports Illustrated where he talked about WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat and praised him. He also talked about his in ring return. He said;
“Ricky is one of the greatest. He’s a phenomenal wrestler. Very few ever did it as well as Ricky. I have always had nothing but respect for him. Inside the ring and outside the ring, he was always a class act and a gentleman.
“He was a straight shooter, never a guy with an ego or a troublemaker. I’m a big fan of his. He’s just such a great guy. I’m glad that he’s going to have another moment. I think it’s great for anybody that was a big fan of his”.
“I’ll be happy if Ricky’s happy. I don’t know if it will be the greatest match he’s ever had, but it takes a lot of guts and a lot of courage to go in there and do what Ricky’s going to do. I applaud him and wish him good luck. I’ll be rooting for him.”