WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart commented on the Intercontinental Title Match that took place at WrestleMania 32. Here is what he had to say:
It’s just a prop match. That’s all it was. Just a bunch of stupid spots with the ladders where people are hitting each other and doing stupid stuff with the spots. I know there’s a lot of hard bumps in there. I never thought any of it made any sense. There were times when guys were walking up the ladder, climbing up the ladder, like at a snail’s pace waiting for someone to come pull them down. Then of course when Zack Ryder won it he just whips up the ladder like it’s nothing. I was really disappointed with the whole thing.
When I think about what the ladder match means to me and some of the great ladder matches I had, not so much in WWF but up here in Stampede Wrestling with my Dad. I would say it’s easily the best match on the card, really good ladder match but it’s become a farce. I remember when I came to Chief Jay Strongbow years ago when I was in WWF. When I first started I said, “I have this idea for a ladder match and I’d like to talk to Vince about it.” I remember Chief Jay goes, “What is that? A Tennessee Town Killer Match?” I said, “No, it’s a really good idea.” I remember telling him the whole idea and he said, “That’s a Tennessee Town Killer Match.” You know what? That’s what that match I watched at WrestleMania was. It was a Tennessee Town Killer Match.
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