During a recent edition of his Sharpshooter Show, Bret “The Hitman” Hart discussed Samoa Joe featuring Finn Balor to win the WWE NXT title at a recent live event. Hart said,
I like to throw a monkey wrench out. When some people think something is going to happen or know something is going to happen, when you knoooow Triple H is going to lose to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. You know it. It just takes the fun out of it. If you don’t know then it’s more of a mystery. When I had a wrestling match and I did moves and stuff in the ring. The fans knew a certain move was going to come up. I’d throw a swerve in to it and have something else happen. I think that’s important to wrestling in general. In everything. You never want people predicting what’s going to happen or know what’s going to happen. “Oh, he’s going to move on this one.” Then you move every time. You’ve got to change it up and actually jump up and land on somebody sometime and change the thinking. It’s good to spice it up and have house shows mean something again. I beat Ric Flair for the belt and it wasn’t even on TV. My first WWE Championship win. It’s always fun to keep it real. I think there’s an important legacy there. Wrestling was exposed a long time ago. Through the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s… we’ve always, in our own little way, tried to keep it real. When you dismiss that it’s not important anymore.