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November 21, 2012

Tyson Kidd

As the last graduate of the Hart family’s renowned Dungeon, Tyson Kidd didn’t venture too far from home when choosing the classic match he wanted to be part of.

“I would trade places with Shawn Michaels against Bret Hart in the WrestleMania XII Iron Man Match,” Kidd said. (WATCH)

A favorite of many in the WWE locker room — both Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler mentioned it during interviews for this feature — the grueling war over the WWE Title between two bitter rivals went for more than an hour in March 1996. HBK won his first WWE Championship that night, defeating Hart in overtime with Sweet Chin Music, but Kidd was more interested in the opportunity to face “Hit Man” than winning the WWE Title.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to compete against Shawn Michaels, which was an absolute dream come true, but I’ve never competed against Bret Hart for obvious reasons,” he said. “What better environment than a one-hour match where it all comes down to conditioning and technical ability?”

It’s a stipulation that would perfectly suit the tireless Calgary, Alberta, native who has been competing actively since his teenage years. And the wrestling abilities of both Hart and Kidd would make for a bona fide classic.

“We both have that same Dungeon style,” Kidd said. “That whole style is based off technical ability. I think it’d be a lot of different counters that no one has really seen — very technical with a lot of my strikes and a lot of my high-flying.”

As for the outcome?

“We’d go for a little more than an hour and maybe I’d beat him — in a dream world!”

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