Bret Sergeant Hart
- Ring Name:
- Bret “The Hitman” Hart
July 2, 1957
- Place of Birth:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- 6 feet (183 cm)
Approximately 234 pounds (106 kg)
- Wrestling Debut:
1978 at Stampede Wrestling
- Wrestling Promotions:
WWE (formerly WWF), WCW, and various independent promotions.
- Wrestling Achievements:
- WWE World Heavyweight Champion (5 times)
- Intercontinental Champion (2 times)
- Tag Team Champion (2 times)
- King of the Ring (1991)
- Royal Rumble Winner (1994, co-winner)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion (2 times)
- WCW United States Champion (4 times)
- WCW World Tag Team Champion (1 time)
- WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2006)
- Signature Moves:
- Sharpshooter (Submission hold)
- Russian Leg Sweep
- Diving Elbow Drop
- Wrestling Style:
Bret Hart is renowned for his technical wrestling skills, often considered one of the best technical wrestlers in history. He combines technical prowess with a hard-hitting style, making him a well-rounded performer.
- Notable Feuds:
Some of Bret Hart’s most memorable feuds include battles with Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Owen Hart (his brother), and Diesel (Kevin Nash).
- Memorable Moments:
- Winning his first WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania X in a classic match against Yokozuna.
- The “Montreal Screwjob” at Survivor Series 1997, which marked one of the most controversial moments in wrestling history.
- Legacy and Impact:
Bret Hart’s contributions to wrestling, especially his technical expertise, have left an enduring legacy. He played a key role in the “Attitude Era” and inspired many future wrestlers.
- Personal Life:
Bret Hart comes from the famous Hart wrestling family. He’s the son of Stu Hart and Helen Hart, and he has several siblings who were involved in wrestling. Outside of wrestling, Bret has been active in charity work and advocacy for stroke awareness, having survived a stroke himself.
- Fun Facts:
- Bret Hart is an accomplished artist, known for his paintings and sketches.
- He is a staunch advocate for concussion awareness in sports.
- Bret Hart’s sunglasses became his trademark, and he often gave them to young fans at ringside.
- Social Media Presence:
- Bret Hart maintains an active presence on social media, including Twitter @BretHart and Instagram @brethitmanhart.
- Net worth in 2023:
Bret Hart’s net worth is estimated to be around $14 million as of 2023, primarily from his wrestling career, appearances, and merchandise sales.