Facts of Bret Hart Biography
|Occupation||Professional Wrestler (Retired), writer and actor|
|Spouse||Julie Smadu, Jade Michelle Hart, Dallas Jeffery Hart, Alexandra Sabina Hart, Blade Colton Hart, Cinzia Rota, Stephanie Washington|
|Place of birth||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
Bret Hart is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, writer, and actor. He is best known by his ring name "The Hitman." He is the second-generation wrestler and has an amateur wrestling background, wrestling at Mount Royal College and Ernest Manning High School
Bret devoted 7 years to writing his autobiography; "Hitman: My Real Life In The Cartoon World of Wrestling" and was a #1 bestselling author in the US, UK, and Canada.
Bret Hart Early Life
Bret Hart was born on July 2, 1957, in Calgary, Alberta into an athletic family. Hart spent his childhood in the Hart family mansion owned by his father, Stu Hart, and mother, Helen Hart. He grew up with his eleven siblings Owen Hart, Bruce Hart, Diana Hart, Smith Hart, Keith Hart, Dean Hart, Ross Hart, Georgia Hart, Wayne Hart, Allison Hart, and Elizabeth Hart. Hart is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. When he was four years old his first work in wrestling involved pulling out the lucky number out of a metal box.
Bret Hart Career in Wrestling
Hart began working for his father's Stampede Wrestling promotion in Calgary in 1976. He gained most prominent experience in his early career. In August 1984, he was acquired by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He made televised WWF debut on August 29, 1984, where he teamed with the Dynamite Kid in a tag team match. The Hart Foundation defeated The British Bulldogs and won their first of two WWF Tag Team Championship on February 7, 1987, and lost the trophy on the October 27 edition of Superstars to Strike Force.
In 1991, Hart won WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship by defeating Mr. Perfect with the Sharpshooter at SummerSlam. Again he won the WWF World Heavyweight Championship from Ric Flair at Superstars. Bret was voted "WWF Superstar of the Year" 1993 by fans as well as the greatest wrestler of the year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated readers. Trained by Stu Hart, Mr. Hito, and Kazuo Sakurada, Hart is 5 times WWF World Heavyweight Champion. Bret is 2 times WWF Intercontinental Champion, 2 times WWF Tag Team Champion with his brother in law, Jim 'Anvil' Neidhart and won the first ever WWF King.
Bret Hart Writing and Acting Career
Hart's autobiography titled Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling was released on October 16, 2007. He has started writing the book with Marcy Engelstein, his longtime close friend and business associate in July 1999. Hart also helped the forewords to Roddy Piper's autobiography, In The Pit With Piper.
In 1994, Hart played a prison inmate in "Natural Born Killers" and appeared in "Lonesome Dove," from 1994 to 1995 playing Luther Root. He has made numerous televised appearances including "The Simpsons" in 1997 and the "Honey I Shrunk: The Kids TV series", "The Adventures of Sinbad", "Big Sound," and "The Immortal."
Bret Hart Personal Life and Net Worth
Regarding his personal life, Bret Hart got married to Julie Small on July 8, 1982. Together they have four children; Jade Michelle Hart, Dallas Jeffery Hart, Alexandra Sabina Hart, and Blade Colton Hart. Bret and Julie separated in May 1998 and divorced on June 24, 2002. Two years after, Hart married an Italian woman, Cinzia Rota in 2004, but they divorced in 2007 after failing to agree on where they should live. In 2010, he married Stephanie Washington. Hart became a grandfather to Kyra Beans (born June 2010) and Grayson Knight Cassidy (born June 20, 2015) through his daughters Jade and Alexandra.
Bret Hart with his Grandchild
Hart is considered as one of the legends WWE wrestler and has an estimated net worth of $13 million dollars (2017).