Bret Hart

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Real Name - Bret Sargent Hart
Birthdate - 7/2/57
6' 235 lbs. - Calgary, AL

Aliases - none

Athletic background - Wrestling (High School)

Teachers - Stu Hart (Dungeon)

Professional history - Stampede(`78-`84), Georgia(`79), New Japan, WWF(`84-`97), WCW(`97-`00)

Groups - Hart Foundation(`87), Hart Family, Hart Foundation(`97), The New Blood

Peak Years - `87-`97

Career Highlights -
- Teams with Jim Neidhart to win their first of two WWF Tag titles from the British Bulldogs
- Upsets Ric Flair to win his first of five WWF World titles
- Wins his third WWF title from Diesel, ending his year long reign
- Wrestles Shawn Michaels in a 60-minute hour Ironman match at Wrestlemania XII
- Defeats Chris Benoit in an Owen Hart Tribute match at the Kemper Center in Kansas City, MI

Finisher(s) -
- Sharpshooter

Favorites -
- Piledriver
- Cornerpost Figure-Four Leglock
- Superplex
- Backbreaker
- Side Russian Legsweep

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 10
science - 10
aerial - 3
power - 8
strikes - 6

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 8
selling - 10
bumping - 8
carrying - 10
heat - 9
legacy - 9

Serious Injuries - Serious Concussion, Stroke

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 maineventer, 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 certainly 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 `99, 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 is probably the best Canadian wrestler ever, he's also probably the greatest wrestler of the 1990s, many would call him the greatest wrestler ever.

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