On this date in WWF history: Bret Hart vs. Curt Hennig ... 'Nuff said

It was always a treat to get to watch two of the greatest pro wrestlers who ever lived ply their craft against one another and that's exactly what we got on this date in WWF history when Bret Hart took on Curt Hennig.

Okay, from a historical perspective, one would tend to lean towards Chris Jericho's pro wrestling debut on Oct. 2, 1990, but since I'm the captain of this ship, I have to take advantage of a terrific rivalry pitting two of the best workers of all time against one another back in 1989.

Plus, I'm a mark for any match that has Lanny Poffo acting like a ringside "Genius."

Bret Hart, in the twilight of his run in "The Hart Foundation" with tag-team partner Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, was playing face to fellow second-generation wrestler Curt Hennig, who was working as a heel under the "Mr. Perfect" gimmick.

Their rivalry would eventually culminate in one of the greatest Intercontinental championship matches of all time at SummerSlam 1991.

Part two of their dance, on this date in WWF history, plus their controversial draw from earlier in the year are below.

A rarely seen match between Hart and Hennig from the Maple Leaf Gardens on April 23, 1989, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

How about it Cagesiders? How does a bout like this compare to the faster paced (but considerably shorter) television matches in today's wrestling landscape?

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