Originally Posted by LKJ
I think his heel work back in 1994 was pretty damn brilliant myself. Obviously that run from 1993-94 as a generic babyface was bad and awkward as he was a total fish out of water.
Originally Posted by Edge34
Obviously. Never even thought about the fact that he was already in his 40s during the Hart series.
The Backlund Heel Turn/Hart story is one of my all time favorites. I may have posted it before, but the initial Hart/Backlund match on Superstars
is an underrated classic--a true technical masterpiece. Jerry Lawler's excellent heel commentary is notable as well.
Their blowoff match at Survivor Series
, with the Owen/Hart Family psychology thrown in there, was also top notch.
Bob Backlund fantastic heel promo
All great, and then in classic WWF/E fashion, gets pissed away in 8 seconds
to initiate one of the worst title reigns in wrestling history. FWIW, this stands as my singularly most bitter moment as a wrestling fan (even eclipsing the 2012 version of this story with DB/Sheamus at WM).