Bret Hart def. Mr. McMahon in a No Holds Barred Match

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March 28, 2010

PHOENIX — Simple albeit prolonged chain reaction: Vince screwed Bret in 1997; Vince screwed Vince weeks ago on Raw; and at WrestleMania XXVI, Bret finally screwed Vince with excellent execution, as The "Hit Man" cemented this Show of Shows as perhaps the best there ever will be.

With the support of the Hart family, who double-crossed and foiled the scheme of The WWE Chairman, the pink and black colors waved proud in victory on The Grandest Stage of Them All, mending a 12-year wound for The Hit Man. (BRET HART DIARY)

It was nearly a repeat performance of the Montreal Screwjob, but at a greater magnitude when Mr. McMahon revealed his fully funded lumberjacks: The Hart family, Dynasty and all. However, blood proved thicker than The Chairman's liquid assets, as Bret's kin betrayed the billionaire in the No Holds Barred Match and took up arms against the man who defiled their family name for so very many years. (PHOTOS | WATCH)

The Excellence of Execution unleashed more than a decade of malice onto the man who tarnished an incomparable career of a genuine champion, with or without a gold prize in his possession. Swinging a tire iron and steel chair at McMahon -- at least one strike for every year since his unsavory departure from WWE -- the fury in The Hit Man's eyes told a story of justice and attrition.

Then, to lock in vindication and serve his mortal nemesis a 12-year brew of retribution, Hart clinched the legs of The Chairman for a Sharpshooter. It was the moment that not just Bret, but also the legion of WWE Universe members in the University of Phoenix Stadium and around the globe waited more than a decade to experience.

McMahon quickly surrendered, pounding his palm against the mat with a rhythmic pulse similar to the intro of Hit Man's entrance music, which then sounded instantly to both signal and accentuate victory.

Surrounded by his Hart brethren, The Pink and Black Attack celebrated his own unbelievable return from a career-ending concussion, a stroke and so many other tribulations. Instantly, WrestleMania XXVI became a conquest bigger than Yokozuna at WrestleMania X, more emphatic than "Stone Cold" Steve Austin at WrestleMania 13.

On March 28, 2010, the myth of "The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Ever Will Be" was tested and proven, live in front of 72, 219. The Hart still beats and perhaps stronger it ever will beat.

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