Can You Believe It Is 23 YEARS Since Bret Hart Won The WWE Title?
It is frankly worryingly, perplexing and a little frightening that nearly two and a half decades have gone by since Bret Hart reached the summit of WWE by beating Ric Flair, but that's the way the passing of time works.
It was so long ago, in fact, 'Mean' Gene Okerlund was still wielding the stick. Never did find out who he was telling to extinguish their cigarette at the end of 1992 Rumble, either.
Rightly considered one of the biggest shifts in WWE's in-ring approach, Bret's first title win was hugely memorable - even if the torch-passing match with Hulk Hogan didn't ever happen.
Man, the Hitman really was the excellence of execution, wasn't he?