Steve Austin Credits Bret Hart For Helping To 'Make' Him

Austin his nothing but love and respect for his former foe

Steve Austin has said he owes a huge part of his career to his former adversary Bret Hart. 

The two Hall of Famers were engaged in a heated rivalry in 1997, with their No Disqualification Submission match from WrestleMania 13 considered one of the best in WWE history. It was during the end of that bout that a famous 'double turn' occurred, with The Hitman becoming a heel while Stone Cold was cemented as a babyface. 

During a recent interview with The Wrestling Classic, The Texas Rattlesnake reflected on the match and noted how Hart helped set him on the path to superstardom. 

"We went into [WrestleMania] 13 and we went to a room, and we knew what we needed to do and we went out to the ring and Bret said, 'Hey', and he gave me the idea for something that happened in that match. So, I owe a huge part of my career to Bret 'The Hitman' Hart," Austin said.

Continuing, Austin made his admiration for the Excellence of Execution clear, saying:

"I love the guy, I respect him, we wrestled all over the world and we have a mutual respect for each other. Bret Hart helped make 'Stone Cold' in the largest degree possible".

Austin was on hand to induct Hart into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 and welcomed Bret as a guest on his Smoking Skull Sessions podcast in 2020. 

H/T Wrestling Inc.

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