I could not understand why he would do something like that and to this day Iâ€™m still conflicted because he was a great wrestler and you canâ€™t take the memories of his career away but I still canâ€™t forget his final act on this earth
He did it because he was fucked up after years of concussions...not purely steroid abuse as EVERYONE thinks! Plain and simple! The man was a brilliant technical wrestler with a real talent...but sadly he became a victim of the system...perform, hurt, take some painkillers, perform, hurt, take some painkillers, add a little steroid abuse in there and repeat the perform, hurt, painkiller process basically every night for how ever many years and the brain became a mess!
It's sad because he was definitely one of the best wrestlers in the business when it came to mat based wrestling and unlike others who have simply died of heart attacks or other complications brought on by the hard work ethic, his legacy is forever tainted by this shocking act of madness.
For me though yeah in the early 1990's the man to beat was Bret Hart. When everyone else was getting into the power wrestling that was beginning to appear, Bret was the sobering reminder of what wrestling is about: technical holds with power behind them!
Sure you can powerbomb your way to a victory after beating the living crap outta someone...nothing wrong with that either but there's nothing sweeter than wearing down a single bodypart and then synching on the submission hold to make'em tap! Hell even the Undertaker has moved into that territory and he is a powerhouse...I think the best win for him was the Mania match against HHH when he locked that Hells Gate on after all else seemingly failed!