WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart recently took to his Instagram to look back on another pivotal moment in his career, when he defeated Ric Flair in Saskatoon to become WWE world champion for the first time.
Hart calls the victory the single greatest moment of his career, a feeling that could never be taken away.
It’s safe to say that 1992 marked a turning point in my career. Winning the IC title from Roddy Piper at Wrestlemania VIII. Main eventing in front of 82,000+ with Davey Boy Smith at SummerSlam. This moment 30 years today, however, was the culmination of all the hard work and sacrifice made since I first entered WWE in 1984. Winning the WWE title from Ric Flair in Saskatoon and holding that belt up perched on the second rope looking at the faces of my fans from long ago was the single greatest moment of my career. The moment it happened, I knew no one could ever take it away or deny me that beautiful moment in time.
The Hitman would hold the WWE world title five times in his illustrious career, as well as the I.C. title twice, the tag titles twice, and the U.S. title once.