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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 2 July 1957Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Birth NameBret Sergeant Hart
Nicknames Hitman
The Excellence of Execution
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bret Hart is one of Canada's most successful wrestlers. He is also recognized as one of the worlds best wrestlers ever. Hart comes from the legendary Hart Family of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He owns a junior hockey team named after him and has his own column in the Calgary Sun. Bret has held the WWF World Title (5), Intercontinental Title (2), co-held the Tag Team Title (2), the US Heavyweight Title (2) and was the 1993 King of the Ring. He and his brothers and sister hold dual citizenships in both Canada (where he was born) and the US (where his mother was born).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (3)

Stephanie Washington (24 July 2010 - present)
Cinzia Hart (15 September 2004 - 2007) (divorced)
Julie Hart (8 July 1982 - 24 June 2002) (divorced) (4 children)

Trade Mark (5)

Always wears pink & black wrestling tights
Wrestling finishing move "The Sharpshooter"
Mirrored shades
Trademark move: Diving Elbow from the second rope
While performing his entrance, giving away the pair of trademark shades he is wearing to a young kid in the front row.

Trivia (118)

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).
Own's a major junior hockey The Calgary Hitmen, play in the Western Hockey League (WHL) part of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL)
Former WWF Wrestler
Son of Stu Hart, a famous wrestler in the 1940s and 1950s.
Brother of Owen Hart, Keith Hart and Georgia Hart.
Brother-in-law of wrestler Davey Boy Smith, aka the British Bulldog.
1993 WWF King of the Ring.
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 (1996).
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".
Signs his autograph followed by four dots to symbolize his children - Jade, Dallas, Alexandra and Blade.
Won the WCW World Title by making fellow Canadian Chris Benoit to submit to the SharpShooter in Toronto.
Won the WCW Tag Team titles with Bill Goldberg.
Recently released his autobiography "The best there is, The best there was, The best there ever will be" which sold out in North America and is currently being reprinted and sold in different langauges in Europe.
Beat Scott Hall and Dallas Page to win two WCW U.S Championships.
Defeated Kevin Nash for his third WWF title.
Won his last title in the WWF by defeating Mark Calaway (aka "The Undertaker") for his fifth WWF World Title.
Won his fourth WWF title by winning a four-way over-the-top-rope elimination match.
Pinned the 560-pound Rodney Anoai (aka "Yokozuna") to win his second WWF Title at WrestleMania X (1994).
Beat the "Nature Boy" Ric Flair in front of his home fans for the WWF Title.
Beat Scott Hall (aka "Razor Ramon"), Curt Hennig and Scott Bigelow in one night to win the King of the Ring in 1993.
Has defeated Steve Austin in all of their four major televised encounters.
He has wrestled and defeated most of the top names in pro wrestling during his career, including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Curt Hennig, Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, Bill Goldberg, among others. André the Giant and Jim Hellwig are among the few who aren't on that list.
He has a worldwide fan base. He has wrestled in Germany, U.K, France, and much of Asia, including Hong Kong and Japan.
Is still deeply affected by the loss of his younger brother, Owen Hart.
Is a sports icon in his native Canada, where he continues to make public appearances in support of charity organizations.
Helped Martha Hart, widow of his younger brother Owen Hart, set up the Owen Hart Foundation.
Originally declined the World Wrestling Federation's (later World Wrestling Entertainment [WWE]) offer to induct him into the WWF Hall Of Fame due to the death of his younger brother Owen Hart in a WWF ring. Accepted a later offer and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.
The first WCW Wrestler to be inducted into "WCW's Wall of Fame".
Voted as "Most Popular Superstar" 6 times between 1992-2000.
Voted number 4 in a list of the "Best 100 Wrestlers of the Century".
First ever Wrestler to be inducted into the "Wrestling Hall of Fame".
Retired from active wrestling on October 26, 2000, just days after being released from WCW due to inactivity caused by a severe concussion that had prevented him from wrestling for several months.
Brother of professional wrestlers Owen Hart, Keith Hart, & Bruce Hart and brother-in-law of professional wrestlers Davey Boy Smith, Jim Neidhart, and Tommy Billington a.k.a Dynamite Kid.
Left the WWF in 1997 for the WCW due to Vince McMahon's "shoot screw job" in which Bret was screwed out of the title at Survivor Series 97 (1997).
Vince McMahon's "shoot screw job" was due to Hart's contract soon expiring and McMahon not wanting Hart to leave the WWF while he was still the WWF Champion.
Favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
Two-time WWF Tag Team Champion
Two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion
Five-time WWF Champion
He originally adopted his trademark mirrored shades to hide his nervousness
The only WWF superstar to appear on The Simpsons (1989).
All of his brothers are/have been professional wrestlers; all of his sisters are/ have been married to professional wrestlers
Is one of a select few to win both the WWF Royal Rumble and King of the Ring tournaments
The Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League is named after him.
Tommy Billington, a.k.a the Dynamite Kid, is married to the sister of Hart's first wife.
Uncle of up and coming wrestlers, Teddy Hart, Harry Smith, and Naddy Neidhart
Went on the show, "Talking to the Dead", in hopes to talk to his deceased mother, Helen, as well as his brothers Dean Hart and Owen Hart.
Was a part of three matches which were voted by Pro Wrestling Illustrated as Match of the Year: 1992 vs. Davey Boy Smith at Summerslam (1992), 1996 vs. Shawn Michaels (Iron Man Match), and 1997 vs. Steve Austin at WrestleMania 13 (1997).
While traveling with Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock", would often give him tips on how to improve in his matches.
As a child, he once broke the record for selling programs at the Calgary Stampede Fairgrounds when he sold more than 1,000 programs in one day.
Is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox.
Was once "managed" by actor William Shatner, during Shatner's *very* brief stint with the WWF.
Notable title wins include Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title (Calgary)(2); Stampede International Tag Team titles(5); Stampede North American Heavyweight title (6); WWF Tag Team titles with Jim Neidhart (2); WWF Intercontinental title (2); WWF King of the Ring; WWF Heavyweight title(5); WWF Royal Rumble co-champion, 1994; WCW United States Heavyweight title(4); WCW World Tag Team titles w/Bill Goldberg; WCW World Heavyweight title.
Trained by Mr. Hito, Mr. Sakurada, Stu Hart and Harley Race.
In his 20+ year wrestling career, never injured another wrestler.
In a recent Calgary Sun column, tore into Ric Flair in regards to some disparaging comments Flair made about him and Mick Foley in his book, "To Be the Man..."
Notable title wins include Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title (Calgary)(2); Stampede International Tag Team titles(5); Stampede North American Heavyweight title (6);;WWF Tag Team titles w/Jim Neidhart(2); WWF Intercontinental title (2); WWF King of the Ring; WWF Heavyweight title(5); WWF Royal Rumble co-champion, 1994; WCW United States Heavyweight title(4); WCW World Tag Team titles w/Bill Goldberg; WCW World Heavyweight title.
Was named The 39th Greatest Canadian ever, by the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.)
Is good friends with Roddy Piper, Rob Van Dam and Mick Foley.
Began his career in Stu Hart's Calgary Stampede promotion.
In October 2001 he embarked on a tour of Australia with such superstars as Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Lawler and Marcus Bagwell (aka "Buff Bagwell"). Hart served as the commissioner for the tour.
Was the leader of the New Hart Foundation, a faction that included his late brother Owen Hart, his brother-in-law Jim Neidhart, his late brother- in-law Davey Boy Smith, and the late Brian Pillman, a Hart family friend. Ironically, Hart and Neidhart, who teamed together as the Hart Foundation in the early 90s, are currently the only surviving members of the faction.
Was taught the sharpshooter submission hold (AKA the scorpion death lock) by Konann.
When Hart first entered the World Wrestling Federation the original idea for his character was that of a cowboy and he would ride a horse to the ring. He refused to portray the character and was eventually paired up with his brother-in-law Jim Neidhart to be the Hart Foundation. Ironically, Hart would eventually portray a cowboy on the Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995) TV series.
Believes that pound for pound, Tommy Billington, a.k.a. The Dynamite Kid, is the greatest wrestler of all time.
Stated that if he could wrestle anyone today it would be Kurt Angle.
Was very good friends with Curt Hennig. They are both second-generation wrestlers. They wrestled each other in several great matches in the WWF. Bret won his first Intercontinental Championship from Hennig.
Has seven brothers, Smith, Bruce, Keith, Ross, Dean, Wayne, Owen, and four sisters, Allison, Ellie, Georgia, and Diana.
Stated that he never had a disagreement with Jim Neidhart and manager Jimmy Hart (aka "Mouth of the South").
His famous entrance music in the WWF was composed by manager Jimmy Hart.
Paid tribute to Curt Hennig, Owen Hart, Davey Boy Smith, Ray Traylor, Rick Rude, 'Kerry Von Erich', Brian Pillman, Mike Hegstrand and Elizabeth Hulette on his 2005 WWE DVD release, all of whom Hart was close with and all of whom have passed away.
In the early 1990s he injured his sternum in a match with Dino Bravo. Bravo was unaware Hart was injured and kept going with the match, until Hart intentionally stayed out of the ring to get counted out.
Trained former WWE Superstar 'Andrew "Test' Martin'.
As a child he defended his sister Georgia's honor against a bully at school. After Bret won the fight, the other children hoisted him up on their shoulders. Vince McMahon heard of the incident, and decided after Bret won the WWF Title at WrestleMania X (1994) to send out the other superstars to hoist him up on their shoulders. Needless to say, it reminded Bret of the incident as a child.
Helped establish Booker T as a singles wrestler
Has made it clear that he will never appear as a character on WWE programming again.
Good friends with Scott D'Amore, who runs Border City Wrestling, as well as books for NWA Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Began as a referee in the his father's wrestling promotion before moving on to a wrestler
Has since patched things up with Vince McMahon over the infamous Montreal Screw Job, however he still holds a strong resentment towards Shawn Michaels and Triple H who were informed of the decision to end the match prior to the pay-per-view.
Got the idea for his catch phrase "The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be," from the Robert Redford movie, "The Natural".
Was the first wrestler to ever pin "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in all of Piper's WWF career.
Has wrestled in 12 Wrestlemania's. Wrestlemania 2 in the NFL/WWF Battle Royal, Wrestlemania 3 with Jim Neidhart & Danny Davis vs. The British Bulldogs & Tito Santana, Wrestlemania 4 in the 20-man Battle Royal, Wrestlemania 5 with Jim Neidhart vs. Greg Valentine & the Honky Tonk Man, Wrestlemania 6 with Jim Neidhart vs. Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov, Wrestlemania 7 with Jim Neidhart vs. The Nasty Boys, Wrestlemania 8 vs. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Wrestlemania 9 vs. Yokozuna, Wrestlemania 10 vs. Owen Hart and Yokozuna, Wrestlemania 11 vs. Bob Backlund, Wrestlemania 12 vs. Shawn Michaels, and Wrestlemania 13 vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Avid Calgary Flames and Calgary Hitmen fan.
His 2 sons are Blade Hart, & Dallas Hart. His 2 daughters are Jade Hart & Alexandra (Beans) Hart.
His wife Cinzia is Italian.
Holds the record for consecutive Wrestlemania appearances, having competed at 12 (Wrestlemanias 2-13).
Currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and in his villa in Northern Italy.
As of 2007, holds the record for the third most number of overall Wrestlemania appearances (12). The record for the most being held by Mark Calaway (aka "The Undertaker"), and second most being held by Shawn Michaels (who has 14).
His closest wrestling friend was the late Curt Hennig, aka "Mr. Perfect".
Between 1980 and 1983, Hart won six Stampede North American titles.
Former World Tag Team Champion.
Former WCW Tag Team Champion.
He was originally considered to play Batman in "Batman Triumphant" before production was canceled because Batman & Robin (1997) failed at the box-office.
Between 1988 and 1997, competed at nine Summerslam events (missing only 1996). In seven of the those nine events, he was either wrestling a champion or a champion himself. In Summerslams 1988-1990, the Hart Foundation wrestled the WWF Tag Team champions. In Summerslams 1991-1992, he wrestled in Intercontinental title matches. In Summerslams 1994 and 1997, he wrestled in WWF World title matches.
Hart's 1997 Survivor match with Shawn Michaels in Quebec, Canada has been known as the "Montreal Screwjob", for its controversy.
Attended Vincent Massey Junior High School in Calgary.
Has stated in several interviews one of his biggest regrets was leaving the WWE for WCW. For the main reason he was "poorly used" while he was with the company.
A clip of him applying his Sharpshooter finishing hold on Chris Benoit appears in the opening credits sequence of every episode of Malcolm in the Middle.
Shortly after his departure from the WWF, he was contacted about appearing in ECW but he declined due to the inability to reach a financial agreement.
Uncle of Oje Hart and Athena Hart; Owen's children.
Considers his match with brother-in-law Davey Boy Smith at Summerslam (1992) his favorite match.
Published author.
WWE Hall of Famer.
Was the first wrestler to break a WWF Spanish announce table at the Survivor Series (1995), when he was knocked off the ring apron by WWF Champion Diesel (Kevin Nash).
Will be finally going to be one of the inductees for the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2006. He will be inducted with Eddie Guerrero and Dusty Rhodes. [February 2006]
As of Feb. 1, 2003 Bret is back writing his column for the Calgary Sun. His first editorial, which is online, describes his bike accident and recovery.
In dispute with Ric Flair over negative comments written about himself in Flair's autobiography. Both are back and fourth with verbal assaults through the press, but otherwise nothing has been solved. [July 2004]
Been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. [April 2006]
Appearing as a special guest in Ireland & France on the American Wrestling Rampage Tour. [October 2008]
has agreed to enter the wwe hall of fame on april 1st 2006 [February 2006]
Apearing at the Big Time Wrestling promotion Spring Tour 2012, on 9th, 10th, 24th and 25th of March. [March 2012]
Rahway, New Jersey, USA, Guest Commissioner for Pro wrestling Syndicate's 'Refuse to Lose 2012' event on May 4th, 2012. [May 2012]
Starring as Genie of the Lamp in Aladdin: The Magical Family Musical at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. [October 2004]
Has now reached a deal with Vince McMahon about a DVD release titled The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, Was, and Ever Will Be'. [August 2005]
Has received an invitation from the WWE to be inducted in the hall of fame next year at Wrestlemania 22. He still hasn't announced his decision. [June 2005]
Promoting his book - Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling. Book signing in North America & The United Kingdom. [November 2008]
Made a guest appearance for 1PW on the 11th July show: Steel City Ice Rage - Total Meltdown, at the Sheffield Ice Arena, England, UK. [July 2009]
Is the celebrity advocate on a CBC panel debating for his nominee, Don Cherry, as the Greatest Canadian ever. [November 2004]

Personal Quotes (11)

I am the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be"
You scratch my back and I'll stab yours.
I don't respect you. You don't deserve it.
[about "modern" wrestling] My kids don't watch wrestling. They don't want to. And if they did want to, as a parent, I wouldn't let them. I've said before, and I'll say it again: wrestling is not for kids anymore.
I still take being a positive role model for kids very seriously, and I even enjoy the responsibility that goes along with it.
No one is more proud of being Canadian that I am.
We are never prepared for what we expect.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
[after winning the WWE Championship for the first time] I dedicate this moment to anyone who still believes the biggest dreams still come true.
I don't beat myself over the head with it, but I've always wished I'd been with [the WWF] when Owen's accident happened.
You really didn't know how good you could wrestle in 1984. It mattered how big your arms were and how you looked under the light with baby oil all over you. No one said you have to take steroids, but the truth is that's what it was. If you wanted to be a star, you'd take steroids because everybody else is taking them. It kind of got, like, if you want to keep your job you've got to get competitive with everyone else.

Salary (5)

WrestleMania 2 (1986) $4,000
WrestleMania III (1987) $15,000
Summerslam (1989) $10,000
Summerslam (1992) $55,000
WCW Monday Nitro (1995) $9,000,000 (three years)

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