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The Legend of Bret Hart
September 25, 2004 by Bill Tyrrell


Information
Real Name: Bret Hart
Stats: 5' 11" 235 lbs.
Born: July 2, 1957

Bret started his career in 1985 as a member of one the best Tag Teams of all time The Hart Foundation.

After two Tag Team Title Reigns with Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, Bret Hart became a singles wrestler, and became the first 5 time WWF Champion in history.

In 1991 Bret won the WWF Intercontinental Title from Curt Henning(RIP).

In the fall of 1992 Bret won his first WWF Championship, winning it from Ric "The Legendary Crybaby" Flair. Bret won the 1993 King of the Ring, and at the 1993 Survivor Series, Bret teamed with for the first and only time in the WWF with his brothers Owen, Keith, and Bruce, and defeat Shawn Michaels and The Three Knights. At Wrestlemania X Bret lost to his brother Owen(RIP), in one the best matches in WWF history, but later that night Bret beat Yokozuna(RIP) for his second WWF Title Reign. At Wrestlemania XI Bret Hart defeated Bob Backlund in the only good submission match in WWF history. At the 1995 Survivor Series Bret defeated Diesel for third WWF Title Reign. In February 1997 Shawn Michaels had to forfeit the WWF Title, and Bret Hart won his fourth WWF Title on February 16th 1997 in a Final Four Match. At Summerslam 1997 Bret won his fifth and final WWF Title from the Undertaker with the help of Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels. At the 1997 Survivor Series in Montreal, Canada Bret Hart was the victim of the most famous screwjob in WWF history, when Vince called for the bell after Shawn Michaels had Bret in his own finisher the Sharpshooter.

Bret then left and went to WCW, and immediately captured his first of four WCW US Championships.

On October 4th 1999 Bret Hart defeated Chris Benoit in Kansas City, MO, in a match that was dedicated to his brother Owen, who just the night before, was in horrible accident on a WWF PPV in a stunt that went wrong.

At the 1999 Starrcade Bret fought Goldberg where Bret was kicked in the head and suffered a severe career threatening concussion.

On October 20th 2000 Bret received his termination from WCW, and on October 26th 2000 at the age of 43 Bret Hart officially retired from professional wrestling. Though has been recent talks with Vince and the WWE about making a comeback, there is very little chance of that happening, because of his motorcycle accident in 2002, which caused him to suffer a stroke, and he is unable wrestler to the best of his ability, and Bret has said if he can't perform at his best he will not be back in the wrestling business.

by Bill Tyrrell..


Kirsty Quested wrote:
Because your website is so awesome, and you must take a great deal of pride in the accuracy of your profiles etc., I sort of thought I should point out several glaring and rather embarrassing errors in Bill Tyrrell's September 25 2004 column about Bret Hart.

1. "On October 4th 1999 Bret Hart defeated Chris Benoit in Kansas City, MO, in a match that was dedicated to his brother Owen, who just the night before, was in horrible accident on a WWF PPV in a stunt that went wrong."

Correction: Owen Hart was killed on May 23, 1999. Not the night before - I don't think Bret would have wrestled had his brother been killed the night before. Benoit and Bret did dedicate their match at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City to Owen's memory on October 4 however.

2. "Though has been recent talks with Vince and the WWE about making a comeback, there is very little chance of that happening, because of his motorcycle accident in 2002, which caused him to suffer a stroke, and he is unable wrestler to the best of his ability, and Bret has said if he can't perform at his best he will not be back in the wrestling business."

Correction: Bret was on a cycle, not a motorcycle
Correction: Bret is not able to wrestle AT ALL, and had been told this before his stroke. It has nothing to do with him not being able to perform to the best of his ability - he is simply unable to. He risks severe brain damage and/or another stroke if he does so. Correction: Bret has never been in talks with Vince about making a comeback. All they've discussed is a sort of "best of" DVD of Bret's WWF matches.

So I'm 100% sure of the corrections I've sent you. It's just that your website is so fully comprehensive and accurate, it seems a shame to have a column so lacking in it's facts and accuracy.
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