WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart was a guest on this evening’s episode of WWE Backstage, where the former world champion discussed his legendary rivalry with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Hart beings by revealing that Austin was quite nervous in the beginning, but found his footing as the feud carried on.
I had wrestled Steve a few times before, but not in any big matches. I actually was really looking forward to working with Steve. I would say back in those days that [1996 Survivor Series match] was the first real consequential match that we ever had. I would think that in all fairness to Steve, he would get a little nervous. He was pretty intense. Anxious — I think — about working with me. It showed when I worked with him that he was going to come at me with everything he had, at the same time I could tell that he was nervous, if that is the right way to put it. There was a little bit of nerves there that I sensed — later on when I worked with him that he didn’t have. He was still maybe finding himself a little bit. It was one of my favorite matches that I had with Steve it was very close, or on par, with the match we had at WrestleMania 13.
The Rattlesnake would see Hart’s interview and respond with, “No, not nervous. Just running on the edge of a razor blade. Confidence was sky high. Intensity was on point. Great time working with the best there is, was, and ever will be.”
Check it out below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)
No, not nervous. Just running on the edge of a razor blade. Confidence was sky high. Intensity was on point. Great time working with the best there is, was, and ever will be.
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) June 17, 2020