Bret Hart - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Bret Hart, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Bret Sergeant Hart was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 2, 1957, and he is currently 67 years old.

Bret Hart was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 as an individual, in 2019 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Hart Foundation) and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2008 as part of the Modern Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Bret Sergeant Hart
  • Ring Names
    • Bret Hart ( September 1, 1978 - Present)
    • Buddy Hart ( December 4, 1983 - June 10, 1984)
  • Born July 2, 1957 (age 67)
  • Nationality Nationality: CanadaCanada
  • Birth Place Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Billed From
    • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 235 lbs (107 kg)
  • Nicknames The Hitman; The Excellence of Execution; The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Ever Will Be

Career History

  • Roles

    • Part Time Wrestler ( September 12, 2011 - September 12, 2011)
    • Part Time Wrestler ( March 28, 2010 - November 14, 2010)
    • General Manager ( May 24, 2010 - June 21, 2010)
    • Wrestler ( September 1, 1978 - January 10, 2000)
    • Referee ( January 1, 1976 - August 31, 1978)
  • Promotions / Brands

    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE June 22, 2010 November 14, 2010
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw May 24, 2010 June 21, 2010
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE March 28, 2010 May 23, 2010
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW November 10, 1997 October 20, 2000
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF August 29, 1984 November 9, 1997
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight October 5, 1984 November 1, 1984
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight January 1, 1984 February 9, 1984
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE January 1, 1976 September 15, 1984
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight January 8, 1982 August 5, 1982
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight June 19, 1980 July 25, 1980
  • Images History

    Jun 2007
    Jun 2007
    Dec 1997
    Dec 1997
    Mar 1985
    Mar 1985
    Jun 1980
    Jun 1980
    Sep 1978
    Sep 1978
  • Face / Heel Turns

    Alignmentfromto
    Face March 28, 2010 November 1, 2010
    Heel December 20, 1999 October 20, 2000
    Face September 13, 1998 December 19, 1999
    Heel April 1, 1998 September 12, 1998
    Face November 9, 1997 March 31, 1998
    Heel March 23, 1997 November 8, 1997
    Face March 26, 1988 March 22, 1997
    Heel August 29, 1984 March 26, 1988
    Face September 1, 1978 August 28, 1984
  • Card Positions

    StatusDetailsfromto
    Injured Severe concussion January 11, 2000 October 26, 2000
    Upper Card September 13, 1999 January 10, 2000
    Inactive Mourning for Owen Hart May 23, 1999 September 12, 1999
    Injured Groin injury March 30, 1999 May 22, 1999
    Upper Card September 13, 1998 March 29, 1999
    Mid Card January 24, 1998 September 12, 1998
    Inactive No-compete clause November 10, 1997 January 23, 1998
    Upper Card October 21, 1996 November 9, 1997
    Inactive May 13, 1996 October 20, 1996
    Upper Card August 29, 1992 May 12, 1996
    Mid Card March 26, 1985 August 28, 1992
    Low Card August 29, 1984 March 25, 1985

  • Finishers

    • Sharpshooter ( January 1, 1991 - September 12, 2011)
    • Spike Piledriver ( September 1, 1978 - January 10, 2000)
    • Hart Attack - with Jim Neidhart - Bearhug + Lariat combination ( March 26, 1985 - March 25, 1991)
  • Theme Songs

    • Theme Song "Return of the Hitman" by Jim Johnston - Single ( March 28, 2010 - Present)
    • Theme Song "Hitman Theme" by Keith Scott - Single ( April 1, 1998 - October 20, 2000)
    • Theme Song "Hitman in the House" - Single ( December 15, 1997 - March 31, 1998)
    • Theme Song "Hart Attack" by Jim Johnston, Jimmy Hart & J.J. Maguire - Single ( June 1, 1994 - November 9, 1997)
    • Theme Song "Hart Beat" by Jimmy Hart & J.J. Maguire - Single ( August 29, 1984 - May 31, 1994)
    • Theme Song "Eris" by Tony Williams - Single ( June 19, 1980 - November 1, 1984)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame

    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2006, Individual
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2019, Groups , The Hart Foundation
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2008, Modern Era
  • World Wrestling Entertainment

    World Wrestling Entertainment & World Championship Wrestling

    World Championship Wrestling

  • Stampede Wrestling

    • 6 Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship
    • 5 NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (4 with Keith Hart, 1 with Leo Burke)

    World Wrestling Council

    • 1 WWC Caribbean Tag Team Championship (with Smith Hart)
  • Other Accomplishments

    • WWF Royal Rumble Winner (1994)
    • WWF King of the Ring Winner (1991, 1993)
    • WWF Middle East Cup Winner (1996)
    • WWF Superstar of the Year (1993)
    • WWF Triple Crown Champion
    • WWF Slammy Award - Match of the Year (1997; vs. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XII)
    • WWF Slammy Award - Which WWF champion, past or present, in attendance, is Hall of Fame bound? (1996)
    • WWF Slammy Award - Best Music Video (1996)
    • WWF Slammy Award Winner - Put at Fork in Him, He's Done (1996 - for The Sharpshooter)
    • WWF Slammy Award Winner - Best New Generation Spot (1994 - for "Go Get 'em, Champ!" commercial)
    • Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (indicidually and with the Hart family)
    • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 1995)
    • Quebec Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2017)
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2006)
    • Prairie Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame induction (class of 2010)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club’s Iron Mike Award Winner (2008)
    • PWI Comeback of the Year (1997)
    • PWI Feud of the Year (1993 - vs. Jerry Lawler)
    • PWI Feud of the Year (1994 - vs. Owen Hart)
    • PWI Match of the Year (1992 - vs. British Bulldog at SummerSlam)
    • PWI Match of the Year (1996 - vs. Shawn Michaels, Iron Man match at WrestleMania XII)
    • PWI Match of the Year (1997 - vs. Steve Austin, Submission match at WrestleMania 13)
    • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1997)
    • PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1994)
    • PWI Stanley Weston Award Winner (2003)
    • 1° in PWI 500 (1993, 1994)
    • 4° in PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
    • 37° in PWI Years Top 100 Teams (2003 - with Jim Neidhart)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (Class of 1996)
    • WON Match of the Year (1997 - vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Submission match at WrestleMania 13)
    • WON Feud of the Year (1993 - vs. Jerry Lawler; 1997 - The Hart Foundation vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin)
    • WON Best Pro Wrestling Book (2007 - "Hitman")
    • WON Best Pro Wrestling DVD (2006 - "Bret 'Hit Man' Hart: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be"; 2011 - "Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart")
    • Canada's Walk of Fame induction (2021)

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