Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler. A member of the Hart wrestling family and a second-generation wrestler, he has an amateur wrestling background, wrestling at Ernest Manning High School and Mount Royal College.
- 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
- 235 lb (107 kg)
- 1976 (referee), 1978 (wrestler)
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Mar 11, 2017 · The one we remember the most is Bret Hart, who’s arguably the most successful out of the family tree. Other Hart family members include Smith Hart, Bruce Hart, Keith Hart, Wayne Hart, Dean Hart, Ross Hart, Diana Hart, Owen Hart, Teddy Hart, Natalya Neidhart, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Mike Hart and Matt Hart.
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One of 12 children born to Canadian wrestler and promoter Stu Hart, Bret "Hitman" Hart began his career in his father's Stampede Wrestling promotion. After surfacing in WWE as one-half of the Hart Connection tag-team duo, the "Hitman" emerged as a fan favorite en route to becoming a five-time heavyweight champion. Hart joined the rival WCW in the late 1990s following the controversial "Montreal Screwjob," before mending ties with WWE the following decade.
Bret Sergeant Hart was born on July 2, 1957, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the eighth of 12 children of longtime wrestler and promoter Stu Hart and his wife, Helen. An artistic child, Hart enjoyed drawing cartoons and later went to film school, but the lure of the family business proved irresistible. He began selling programs for Stu's Stampede Wrestling promotion at an early age, and soon joined his brothers for practice in the basement of their 22-room mansion, a space known as "The Dungeon." By high school, the well-trained grappler had emerged as a state and provincial champion. Hart became a regular competitor in Stampede Wrestling in the late 1970s and went on to claim a series of individual and tag-team championships.
With Stu's sale of Stampede Wrestling to Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment in 1984, Hart joined his in-laws Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart and Davey Boy Smith on the roster of the rapidly expanding Connecticut-based promotion.
Set to jump to World Championship Wrestling in late 1997, Hart clashed with McMahon over the directive to lose his belt to rival Shawn Michaels. Believing he had earned the go-ahead to vacate the title following a November 1997 showdown vs. Michaels in Montreal, Hart instead was declared the loser of the match by a submission that never occurred, a moment that went down in wrestling lore as the "Montreal Screwjob." Still one of the sport's most popular figures, the Hitman became a two-time WCW heavyweight champion and teamed with Bill Goldberg for a tag-team title, but an errant kick to the head from Goldberg aggravated the toll of years of hard knocks, and eventually led to Hart's announced retirement in 2000.
After recovering from a debilitating stroke, Hart took steps toward mending ties with WWE by way of his induction into the Hall of Fame in April 2006. He publicly reconciled with Michaels during Monday Night Raw in January 2010, and while his attempt to do the same with McMahon resulted in a violent response, Hart enjoyed his revenge by downing the WWE chief with the Sharpshooter at WrestleMania XXVI.
Each of Hart's seven brothers became involved in the wrestling industry, while all four of his sisters married professional wrestlers. The youngest Hart, Owen, also enjoyed a prominent WWE career, thanks in part to his rivalry with his big brother, before he was tragically killed in a botched stunt during a May 1999 event.
Hart published his autobiography, Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling, in 2007. On screen, Hart landed the recurring role of Luther Root on the mid-1990s Western Lonesome Dove: The Series, and saw an animated version of himself appear on The Simpsons. He was also the subject of the 1998 documentary Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows.
Hart fathered children Jade, Dallas, Alexandra and Blade with his first wife, Julie Smadu. He later had a brief union with Cinzia Rota, before marrying Stephanie Washington in 2010. “Biography: Bret “Hitman” Hart,"which premieres on Sunday, June 6 at 8/7c on A&E, tells the story of Bret Hart, one of the greatest technical athletes in WWE history, earning him nicknames “The Hit Man” and “The Excellence of Execution.” Throughout his storied career, the five-time WWE titleholder famously defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Ric Flair and Yokozuna, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. Watch a preview:
Mar 22, 2020 · Bret Hart has hated Hulk Hogan since he was unwilling to put him over in WWE and he continues to feel just as strongly about his hatred toward Hogan. During an Instagram live Q&A with fans in March 2020, Hart was asked if he likes Hulk Hogan and put it bluntly: "No, I don't. I think he's a phoney piece of s--t."
May 19, 2020 · WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart has issued a statement in response to new comments made by Martha Hart, his sister-in-law and widow to his late brother, Owen Hart.
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