The WWE Network will soon do away with pieces like this. And frankly, that's a good thing.
Bret 'The Hitman' Hart was the f*cking best. An immaculate professional wrestler often misunderstood and misrepresented by younger fans, Bret's deft grasp of in-ring psychology was at times too nuanced for poorly-prepared pontification. Sometimes it's better to shoot a hat than shoot on a Hart, and those that can't grasp the magnificence of his inaugural King Of The Ring victory simply aren't fit to wear the crown. And because of the WWE Network, his best moments won't ever be forgotten. And even the worst ones will get a second life.
And Bret's not the only one worthy of a second, third and look. It's a treasure trove in there if you can actually tolerate the hideous search function and less-than-ideal layout. Showing an uncharacteristic sense of humour about their back catalogue, WWE have even taken to curating collections based on some of the sillier or hitherto unseen moments from their history.
In this age of instant gratification and 'deep cuts' DVDs, these rarities have become new treats for completists. The prospect of a wrestler appearing in gear you've never seen, against an opponent you didn't know they'd ever fought or with a finisher that didn't make the final cut are delightful discoveries well worthy of wonderment and acclaim.
Until the day they're all finally uncovered though....
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Nash).
Michael can be found in articles or on podcasts extolling the virtues of New Generation WWF, New Japan Pro Wrestling or the new WWE angle they definitely definitely won’t ruin this time.