Bret Hart

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Bret Hart

Born

7/2/1957, Calgary, Alberta Canada

Birth Name

Bret Sergeant Hart

Gender

Male

Also Known As

The Excellence of Execution, Brett Hart, Bret Sergeant Hart, Bret "Hit Man" Hart, Bret "The Hit Man" Hart
9.7
out of 10
User Rating
47 votes

Biography

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Bret "Hitman" Hart hails from the first family of pro wrestling and was trained in Calgary's infamous Hart family dungeon by his promoter father, Stu Hart, who was awarded the Order of Canada for a lifetime of contributions to charity and community. It was in this humanitarian spirit…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2007, Bret Hart wrote a book about his wrestling career entitled Hitman, which became a bestseller.

    • Bret's entrance music is called simply "Hitman". It was composed by Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart.

    • As of 2007, only the Undertaker has appeared at more "Wrestlemania" events than Bret. Breat has been to 12, Undertaker has been to 15.

    • Not wanting to disappoint his fans, he defended the WWF Intercontinental Championship against The Mountie with a 103 degree fever.

    • He was the first ever wrestler to be inducted into the "Wrestling Hall of Fame."

    • He was voted number 4 in a list of the "Best 100 Wrestlers of the Century".

    • He was voted as "Most Popular Superstar" 6 times between 1992-2000.

    • He beat Razor Ramon, Mr. Perfect, and Bam Bam Bigelow in one night to win the King of the Ring in 1993.

    • He pinned the 560 pound Yokozuna to win his second WWF Title at Wrestlemania 10.

    • He signs his autograph followed by four dots to symbolize his children - Jade, Dallas, Alexandria and Blade.

    • His brother Owen Hart died of injuries sustained from a fall when he fell from a catwalk above the ring at the WWF Pay-Per-View Over The Edge.

    • He took place in the first ever 60-minute "Iron Man Match" against Ric Flair in 1992. He later had another ironman match against Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania XII.

    • He's the 1991 and 1993 WWF King of the Ring.

    • He own's a major junior hockey The Calgary Hitmen, play in the Western Hockey League (WHL) part of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).

    • He is the first wrestler to capture all six major wrestling titles from the big two federations (WWF Tag Team, Intercontinental and World titles, WCW Tag Team, US and World Titles).

    • From 1995 to 1996 He appeared in the Lonesome Dove television series as Luther Root. He has made numerous televised appearances since, including a guest spot on The Simpsons in 1997 (as himself, in "The Old Man and the Lisa") and a stint playing The Genie in a theatrical production of Aladdin in 2004.

    • In 2002, He suffered a stroke after falling off his bicycle. He has made considerable progress since then, although his emotional balance will never be the same.

    • In 2004, he was chosen as one of the greatest Canadians, coming in at number thirty-nine.

    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards:
      He is a member of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (inducted in 1996)
      1993 Feud of the Year (vs Jerry Lawler)
      1997 Feud of the Year (with Owen Hart, Jim Neidhart, Davey-Boy Smith and Brian Pillman vs Steve Austin)
      1997 Match of the Year (vs Steve Austin)
      5 Star Match: vs. Owen Hart (WWF SummerSlam 1994, August 29, 1994: Steel Cage match)
      5 Star Match: vs. Steve Austin (WWF Wrestlemania 13, March 23, 1997: "I Quit" match)

    • His wrestling debut was in 1976.

    • He was trained by Stu Hart, Katsui Adachi and Kazuo Sakurada.

    • His height is 6 ft. 1 in. His weight is 234 lbs.

    • He invented the Ladder Match and brought it to WWF. The 1st ladder match in WWF was not HBK/Razor it was Hart/HBK.

    • He considers his best match against the late Davey Boy Smith in London, England in front of 80,000 fans. This match is a true five-star match as it goes to almost 30 minutes of action.

    • He is one of 12 siblings (7 brothers, 4 sisters). All 7 brothers were wrestlers and all 4 sisters married a wrestler. The brothers are named Smith, Bruce, Keith, Ross, Dean, Wayne, Owen, and the names of his sisters are Allison, Ellie, Georgia, and Diana.

    • He has his own documentary called "Hitman Hart Wrestling with Shadows".

    • He wrestled against Chris Benoit in a tribute to his late brother Owen, in Kemper Arena, where Owen Hart died.

    • Bret Hart likes using the Sharpshooter as his finisher.

  • Quotes

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • One of the best.

    9.0
    I think that Bret Hart would have gotten one of the biggest pops if he were to ever come back to the squared circle. I think that people miss his ability to entertain and to also wrestle like no other wrestler. I have to say that I do not like Shawn Michaels or Vince McMahon. I think that I would agree with Hart on how poorly the WWE handled the situation in 1997. The thing that stands out about Hart is the fact that he is the better wrestler between him and Michaels. Overall, he was a great wrestler and was also very entertaining. Thank you.moreless
  • amazing wreastler with a great finisher move

    9.9
    Bret The Hitman Hart came from the first ever family of professional wrestling. Bret Hart was trained in Calgary's famous Hart family dungeon by his promotor and father, Stu Hart. Stu Hart was awarded the Order of Canada for a lifetime of contributions to charity and community. It was in pure "humanitarian" spirit that Bret Hart traveled the globe for two decades as World Champion of all of the major wrestling organizations. Bret Hart was born on July 2, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta Canada as Bret Sergeant Hart. His ring names were Brett Hart, Bret "Hit Man" Hart, Bret Sergeant Hart, and The Excellence of Execution. He was one of the best wrestlers ever!moreless
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