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Madison Square Gardens Pays Bret Hart Tribute

4 February 2016 12:25 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The announcement earlier this week that WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart is currently suffering from prostate cancer stunned both wrestling fans and those in the wrestling business. Now, one of the places where Hart achieved some of his greatest successes is paying him tribute.

Madison Square Garden in New York City was the site of some of Hart’s greatest triumphs during his wrestling career. When one thinks of Hart and Msg, his victory over “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig at SummerSlam 1991 immediately comes to mind. In that match, Hart won his first singles title in the WWE, the Intercontinental Championship. Two and a half years later, at WrestleMania X, Hart captured the WWE Championship for the second time when he defeated Yokozuna for the strap in the show’s main event at Msg.

On Wednesday of this week, the venue honored Hart on their world famous marquee »

- Ryan Droste

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7 Rare Curt Hennig Matches You Need To See

25 January 2016 6:44 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

In this regular feature I intend to put my quarter-of-a-century of wrestling viewing to good use by helping to educate and inform the modern fan about the greats of a generation they missed out on.

Curt Hennig was a great worker, famous for his bumping ability, tremendous selling and ability to get the best out of anyone he worked with. Curt was a generous performer in the ring, putting his own body on the line for the benefit of his opponent. When he passed away in 2003 the wrestling world lost one of the greats, and chances are many of the new generation of wrestling fans have never had the pleasure of watching him wrestle.

It would be easy to randomly select seven great Curt Hennig matches, and lists of that ilk are readily available for those who want them. Everybody knows about Hennig’s classics with Bret Hart »

- James Dixon

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