It’s been a hot minute since I’ve had one of these, but I thought it was time to start back up on this series and get some opinions flowing on the wrestlers of today and yesteryear. We are starting off with a look at some of our contemporary competitors! For those who have forgotten, the “Bret Hart Categories” are based on something The Hitman himself … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories Modern: Asuka, Okada, more
We are back for more Bret Hart rating action, and let’s not delay! THE QUEBECERS STEW’S THOUGHTS LOOK: 3/10 – I love the Quebecers. I mean, they were a lot of fun. What does that have to do with their appearance? Nothing. They were schmoes. CHARISMA: 7/10 – I mean, they did have Johnny Polo, although he was nowhere near the height of his powers … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories Classic: Big Show, Arn Anderson, more
This week on Monday Night Raw, Shayna Baszler fled in terror from Alexa Bliss and her doll, Lily. I honestly did not hate it as much as others did. I mean, I hate where it’s going (Shayna putting over Spoopy Alexa), but as a segment? I was really into it. It was actually creepy when Shayna went backstage and no one was there. It loses … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories Modern: Cesaro, Britt Baker, more
We are back to rate more wrestlers against Bret Hart’s wildly subjective three-pronged system. And Wyntyr’s with us this week again, too! ADAM COLE STEW’S THOUGHTS LOOK: 3.5/10 – He is a really small dude , but doesn’t seem like it until you see him next to other wrestlers. If you just see Cole out of context, he actually looks taller than he is. Maybe … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories Modern: Adam Cole, Hangman Page, more
It seems so crazy that once upon a time, WWE Raw was appointment television. Prior to the creation of SWO Productions, it had honestly been years since I had watched an episode of Raw. Since starting this site, however, I’ve been there almost every week to stay on the pulse of all of WWE’s shows’ goings-on. I’ve just been trying to stay up to date! … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories Modern: Big E, Charlotte, more
Welcome back to our Bret Hart ratings! This week it is just me for a go-around of some of the modern talent in the wrestling world in the post-WrestleMania landscape of spring 2021. Also, uh, only one of the superstars rated today was on WrestleMania. Oops! I’m not good at synergy. Let’s get right into it! BRIAN CAGE STEW’S THOUGHTS LOOK: 9.5/10 – Cage is … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories Modern: Brian Cage, Shayna Baszler, more
I didn’t watch Raw last night, so I don’t have much to say on it this week. Last week’s episode was ROUGH, and while I guess I’m happy for Lashley to “finally” get the big world title he always felt on the cusp of, I never really cared for the guy. He doesn’t do anything for me, and this feels like just a way to … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories Classic: Steamboat, Batista, more
Hey, there was no spoopy activity on Raw last night! No Alexa. No furthering of The Fiend’s absence. Just wrestling and a lot of memes about Nia Jax’s hole. Matt Riddle and Keith Lee had a swell little match to set up a Triple Threat at the next PPV for Lashley’s US Title, and GOD, someone needs to get that belt off of Lashley and … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories Classic – Eddie Guerrero and More!
It’s just been a few days, but I REALLY seem to be the minority in my opinion on the 2021 Men’s Royal Rumble match. I’m surprised to see so many people high up on it, but I can live with that. It clearly wasn’t for me. It just felt do derivative. Randy Orton leaves early due to injury just to come back very late and … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories – Kevin Nash, The Bushwhackers, More!
Welcome to Alexa Bliss Watch! I mean… The Bret Hart Categories. That’s what this is supposed to be. But it has turned into the space where I kvetch about the previous night’s Raw a lot. I’m generally a pretty positive guy when it comes to WWE. I recognize that it has MANY flaws nowadays (and as long as Vince is making billion dollar deals, these … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories Classic – DDP, Road Warriors, More!
So the dominant, powerful Raw Women’s Champion Asuka is pants-shittingly afraid of Alexa Bliss, as if the former were Kamala, and the latter were The Undertaker. This is why I have problems with you, WWE. I haven’t really cared for The Fiend ever since his first matches with Seth Rollins when he ignored all oppositional offense and basically made the rest of the roster look … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories -The Shield Edition (and more!)
WWE out here just setting everything on fire these days. One of the last times we got together to discuss Bret Hart ranking, we talked a bit about Randy Orton maybe/maybe not burning Alexa Bliss to death in the wake of his setting her mentor, The Fiend, ablaze at TLC 2020. Well on last night’s Raw, an encounter between Randy and Triple-H–a confrontation that had … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories – Macho Man, Sting, More
You may have noticed recently that we have been reviewing classic wrestlers based on the idea that there are three categories by which you can break down a talent (Bret Hart said so!). But were you aware that wrestling didn’t end at, say, 2009?! It turns out it didn’t, so we thought we’d do a separate column on the Bret Hart categories for the modern … Continue reading Bret Hart Categories: Modern
Soooo… did anyone else catch WWE Raw last night? Specifically the ending? Because here’s how I figure a conversation must have gone down: USA Executive: Your ratings suck these days. We want more intelligent adult content. VKM: Got it! We’ll have a cliffhanger ending where Randy Orton may or may not have set a small woman on fire! And the camera will, for some reason, … Continue reading The Bret Hart Categories Classic, vol 2
Now, I have never been one to doubt El Dandy, but I’ve also seldom ever doubted “The Excellence of Execution” himself, Bret Hart. Bret was always a Wrestler’s Wrestler. He was dedicated to the craft, and he took wrestling as seriously as anyone else who has ever stepped foot in a ring. Wrestling wasn’t just Bret’s career; it was his whole damn life. He was … Continue reading Bret Hart categories Classic