Bret Sergeant Hart is a former professional wrestler, writer, and actor from Canada and America. Additionally, he has an amateur wrestling experience, wrestling at Ernest Manning High School and Mount Royal College. Likewise, he also was a member of the Hart wrestling family and a second-generation wrestler. Hart has played a major role in an international draw in professional wrestling in the early 1990s. Hart is commonly considered one of the best professional wrestlers ever. Similarly, he used the nickname “Hitman” for the majority of his career.
Moreover, Hart starred in several films and TV shows outside of wrestling, such as The Simpsons, as well as in many documentaries. Among them some are about himself directly and others about his family or the wrestling industry in general. Besides, Hart has helped to discover and lend his name to the Calgary Hitmen’s major junior ice hockey team and has written two biographies and a weekly column for the Calgary Sun for over a decade.
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Bret Hart: Early Life, Education, and Family
Bret Hart was born on 2 July 1957 in Calgary, Alberta into the Hart wrestling family as the eighth child of wrestling patriarch Stu Hart and his wife Helen. His father was primarily of Scottish-Irish descent but also had Scottish and English descent. Since his mother, Helen, was born in New York, Hart is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. Hart has claimed that he sees himself as North American and is equally proud of his U.S. and Canadian nationality. His maternal grandfather was Harry Smith, a long-distance runner.
At an early age, his exposure to professional wrestling came in. As a boy, in the Cellar, his household basement that served as a training room, he witnessed his father training future wrestlers like Billy Graham. Hart’s aunt, also a wrestling promoter, had him hand out fliers for local wrestling shows prior to school.
Bret Hart: Career and Achievements
In 1976 Hart started working in Calgary for the promotion of his father’s Stampede Wrestling. Hart started to promote the promotion by refereeing matches first. In five decades, from the 1970s to the 2010s, Hart won championships, with a total of 32 won throughout his career, and 17 held between WWF / WWE and WCW. He is a five-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion and a twice WCW World Heavyweight Champion, among other accolades. Hart’s three-year deal with World Championship Wrestling included an annual salary of $2.5 million, as well as a light schedule and a measure of artistic control over his character on TV.
Hart captured his first WWF Intercontinental Championship by beating Mr. Perfect with the Sharpshooter at SummerSlam in 1991, and later won the 1991 King of the Ring tournament at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island, on September 7, 1991. Hart’s first pay-per-view title defense took place in Texas on Tuesday, where he beat the unbeaten Skinner. At a Superstars taping at Saskatchewan Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on October 12 of that year, Hart captured Ric Flair’s WWF World Heavyweight Championship in a match not originally broadcast on WWF television. The match was, however, made available on a series of Coliseum / WWE Home Video releases instead.
Caption: Hart wins WWF Intercontinental Championship
Bret Hart: Personal life and wife
On 8 July 1982, Hart married Julie Smadu. The couple has four kids: Jade Michelle Hart, Dallas Jeffery Hart, Alexandra Sabina Hart, nicknamed “Beans;”, and Blade Colton Hart. Additionally, on 23 August 2018, Hart was honored with a traditional Niitsitapi naming ceremony by Siksika Elder Miiksika’am and named ‘Courageous Leader’. The ceremony was conducted in appreciation of the cultural relationship building achievements of his and his father Stu Hart, such as fostering participation in the sport of amateur wrestling among indigenous youth in Western Canada.
Caption: Hart and his wife with their kids
Bret Hart: Net Worth and social media
Hart has a total net worth of $14 million. His main source of income is his career as a professional wrestler and an actor as well. Similarly, talking about his special media availability, he is available on Instagram as brethitmanhart. Besides, he is also available on Twitter as BretHart.
Bret Hart: Body measurements
The 63-year-old Hart is very handsome to look at. He has fair skin and caucasian features. Additionally, he stands 1.83 meters tall and weighs around 107 kgs. Besides, his waist measurement is 37 inches and biceps are 18 inches.