Bret Hart Biography
Bret Hart is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, amateur wrestler, writer, and actor. He is 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.
He has been credited with changing the perception of mainstream North-American professional wrestling in the early 1990s by bringing technical in-ring performance to the fore. He has been widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time; Sky Sports noted that his legacy is that of “one of, if not the greatest, to have ever graced the squared circle”.
In 1976 he joined his father Stu Hart’s promotion Stampede Wrestling as a referee and made his in-ring debut in 1978. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he gained championship success in the World Wrestling Federation where he helmed The Hart Foundation stable.
In his career, he headlined WrestleMania IX, X, and XII, and participated in the main event of Starrcade 1997and 1999 – as a special enforcer and referee in the former. He has held championships in 5 decades from the 1970s to the 2010s having a total of 32 championships held throughout his career and 17 held between the WWF/WWE and WCW.
Among other accolades, he is a five-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion and a two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion.