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Bret "Hitman" Hart

      

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Real Name - Bret Sargent Hart
Birthdate - 7/2/57
6' 235 lbs. - Calgary, AL
Athletic Background - Wrestling [Mount Royal College]

Teacher(s) - Stu Hart; Kazuo Sakurada, Tokyo Joe

Professional Background - Stampede(`77-`84), Puerto Rico(`77), Amarillo(`77), Georgia(`79), New Japan(`80-`84), WWF(`84-`97), WCW(`97-`00), WWA(`01), WWE(`10-)

Aliases - Brett Hart, Buddy Hart

Groups - Hart Foundation(`87), Hart Family, Hart Foundation(`97), nWo 2000

Peak Years - `87 -`97


Finisher(s) - 
- Sharpshooter
Piledriver

Favorites - 
Cornerpost Figure-Four Leglock
Superplex 
Side Russian Legsweep
Second Turnbuckle Elbowdrop
Backbreaker 

Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set 10 
 Science 10 
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes



Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling 10 
 Bumping
 Carrying 10 
 Heat
 Legacy



  
Place in History - Bret Hart did so much for post-Hulk Hogan WWF and he did it with ability and class. His Wrestling with Shadows best illustrates his career from being the son of legend, the standout of a wrestling family, a fast rising star, a solid main-eventer, and finally a victim of the sport. Stu Hart's Dungeon has produced some of the finest wrestlers in the sport, but Bret Hart is likely the best. He went from his father's Stampede to being a hot prospect for the WWF. "The Hitman" rose up from a part of the Hart Foundation through the tag ranks to do everything a singles competitor can from winning the Intercontinental title, King of the Ring tournament, Royal Rumble, and finally the World title. After that Bret was publicly screwed by Vince McMahon, he left for WCW, where he was grossly misused. Then in 1999, the greatest tragedy in the sport befell Bret, the death of his younger brother, Owen Hart. Bret Hart would return to top off his legacy by winning the WCW Heavyweight titles and having a spectacular match in his brother's memory with Chris Benoit. His career ended horribly suffering the "mother of all potatoes" at the hands of Bill Goldberg and he was unceremoniously let go by WCW. Bret Hart struggled over the next few years with health problems, family woes and professional bitterness.  His autobiography was released in 2007 and was every bit as good as it had been anticipated being.  Ten years after his career seemed over, Bret Hart made a comeback of sorts with the WWE.  He has managed to restore his name with a new generation of fans without completely destroying his legacy with the previous generation.  Bret Hart is possibly the best Canadian wrestler ever, he's also possibly the greatest wrestler of the 1990s, many would call him the greatest pro-wrestler ever.
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