Throwback Match Of The Week – Mr. Perfect vs Bret “The Hitman” Hart for the Intercontinental Championship (SummerSlam 1991)

TMotW - Mr Perfect vs Bret 'Hitman' Hart SSlam 1991

It’s SummerSlam night so you get TWO “Throwback Matches” this week to get you ready for the big PPV tonight. Remember to follow along with me tonight here with my “10 Thoughts” column & on Twitter where I’ll be covering the show for Pulse Wrestling at @pulsewrestling!

Bret Hart was just breaking out as a singles wrestler when he walked into Madison Square Garden to face the reigning Intercontinental Champion, Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig. After one of the greatest matches in SummerSlam history (and one in which Hennig was severely injured throughout), Hart captured his first singles’ championship when Hennig submitted to The Hitman‘s Sharpshooter. After winning the match, Hart climbed into the stands to hug his mom and dad Stu and Helen Hart.