History Wrestling / BretHart

23rd Jan '17 7:15:23 PM Xtifr
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'''Bret Sergeant Hart''' (born July 2, 1957) is a UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian retired professional wrestler. He was one of the biggest stars of ProfessionalWrestling in the '90s and is simultaneously one of the most technically gifted performers to ever step into a wrestling ring '''and''', in the last years of his career, one of the most troubled and tortured personalities in the history of the industry.

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'''Bret Bret Sergeant Hart''' Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a UsefulNotes/{{Canad|a}}ian retired professional wrestler. He was one of the biggest stars of ProfessionalWrestling in the '90s and is simultaneously one of the most technically gifted performers to ever step into a wrestling ring '''and''', ''and'', in the last years of his career, one of the most troubled and tortured personalities in the history of the industry.



He would be [[DemotedToExtra pushed into the background]] in 1995 due to Wrestling/TheKliq's [[WagTheDirector reign of terror backstage]]. Even after he ended [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel (Kevin Nash)]]'s financially disastrous year-long title reign at ''Survivor Series 95'', it was already set that he would be dropping the title four months later to Wrestling/ShawnMichaels at ''[=WrestleMania=] XII.'' According to a variety of accounts, including their own, the backstage grudge between Bret and Shawn started around that time. After ''[=WMXII=]'', Bret took time off to contemplate his future. He returned in November to kick off the feud that would '''make''' Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin's career, and transform Bret's forever. Bret defeated Austin at ''Survivor Series 96'', but the feud continued, culminating in a submission match at ''[=WrestleMania=] XIII'', which saw [[FaceHeelDoubleTurn Austin become a huge face, and Bret become a heel]], after having been one of the company's top faces since 1988. Bret recruited his brother Owen and brother-in-law [[Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith the British Bulldog]], with brother-in-law Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart and family friend [[Wrestling/BrianPillman "The Loose Cannon" Brian Pillman]] joining later, in a [[PowerStable new version of the Hart Foundation,]] as Bret became, for the first and only time in his career, a ForeignWrestlingHeel who denounced America and spoke of Canada being better. He left for World Championship Wrestling (Wrestling/{{WCW}}) following the controversial "Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob" in November 1997.

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He would be [[DemotedToExtra pushed into the background]] in 1995 due to Wrestling/TheKliq's [[WagTheDirector reign of terror backstage]]. Even after he ended [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel (Kevin Nash)]]'s financially disastrous year-long title reign at ''Survivor Series 95'', it was already set that he would be dropping the title four months later to Wrestling/ShawnMichaels at ''[=WrestleMania=] XII.'' According to a variety of accounts, including their own, the backstage grudge between Bret and Shawn started around that time. After ''[=WMXII=]'', Bret took time off to contemplate his future. He returned in November to kick off the feud that would '''make''' ''make'' Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin's career, and transform Bret's forever. Bret defeated Austin at ''Survivor Series 96'', but the feud continued, culminating in a submission match at ''[=WrestleMania=] XIII'', which saw [[FaceHeelDoubleTurn Austin become a huge face, and Bret become a heel]], after having been one of the company's top faces since 1988. Bret recruited his brother Owen and brother-in-law [[Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith the British Bulldog]], with brother-in-law Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart and family friend [[Wrestling/BrianPillman "The Loose Cannon" Brian Pillman]] joining later, in a [[PowerStable new version of the Hart Foundation,]] as Bret became, for the first and only time in his career, a ForeignWrestlingHeel who denounced America and spoke of Canada being better. He left for World Championship Wrestling (Wrestling/{{WCW}}) following the controversial "Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob" in November 1997.



* PopularityPower: Bret is really, '''really''' popular in Canada. So much to the point that during an infamous promo by Shawn Michaels at Montreal in 2005, when Bret's music played and it seemed like he was going to come out and confront Shawn, the crowd '''''erupted'''''.

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* PopularityPower: Bret is really, '''really''' ''really'' popular in Canada. So much to the point that during an infamous promo by Shawn Michaels at Montreal in 2005, when Bret's music played and it seemed like he was going to come out and confront Shawn, the crowd '''''erupted'''''.
10th Nov '16 4:57:26 AM Maxx_Crowley
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Bret was poorly used in WCW, never again attaining the levels of success of his WWF run and his stint would be marred by the death of his younger brother Owen Hart. His career eventually ended in 2000 due to a severe concussion suffered in a match with Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}. A stroke two years later, after a motorcycle accident, would ensure he would never wrestle again. Three years later, Bret resurfaced for a WWE Hall of Fame induction prior to ''[=WrestleMania=] 21.''

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Bret was poorly used in WCW, never again attaining the levels of success of his WWF run and his stint would be marred by the death of his younger brother Owen Hart. His career eventually ended in 2000 due to a severe concussion suffered in a match with Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}. A stroke two years later, after a motorcycle bicycle accident, would ensure he would never wrestle again. Three years later, Bret resurfaced for a WWE Hall of Fame induction prior to ''[=WrestleMania=] 21.''
5th Nov '16 11:56:14 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[BadassBoast "I am the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be!"]]''

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->''[[BadassBoast "I ->''"I am the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be!"]]''be!"''
5th Nov '16 11:55:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* VerbalTic: Whenever referring to his brother OwenHart, he would always do so as "My brother Owen", never just "Owen", even in the instances when they were standing three feet from each other and it would be obvious to everyone who he was referring to. To be fair, Owen did the same thing with Bret.

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* VerbalTic: Whenever referring to his brother OwenHart, Wrestling/OwenHart, he would always do so as "My brother Owen", never just "Owen", even in the instances when they were standing three feet from each other and it would be obvious to everyone who he was referring to. To be fair, Owen did the same thing with Bret.
13th Sep '16 9:38:39 AM Gimere
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot[=/=]ShockingSwerve: The Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob.
23rd Jul '16 12:13:10 AM Pallo
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** Bret himself has stated that Mr. Perfect was his favorite opponent to work with.
14th Jun '16 11:31:49 AM Drcynic24
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* VerbalTic: Whenever referring to his brother OwenHart, he would always do so as "My brother Owen", never just "Owen", even in the instances when they were standing three feet from each other and it would be obvious to everyone who he was referring to. To be fair, Owen did the same thing with Bret.
21st May '16 11:26:41 PM Boother23
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* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: Vince's retaliation to the aforementioned ''[=WrestleMania=] XXVI'' beatdown was to get back at Hart by...promoting him to General Manager so he could see if it was that easy to be the boss and be able to make important decisions and sacrifices not everyone would like. He someone destroyed his point by firing Hart at the first minor sign of a mishap however (possibly because they didn't want to humanize the actions that screwed his career ''too'' much).

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* LetsSeeYouDoBetter: Vince's retaliation to the aforementioned ''[=WrestleMania=] XXVI'' beatdown was to get back at Hart by...promoting him to General Manager so he could see if it was that easy to be the boss and be able to make important decisions and sacrifices not everyone would like. He someone somewhat destroyed his point by firing Hart at the first minor sign of a mishap however (possibly because they didn't want to humanize the actions that screwed his career ''too'' much).
8th Apr '16 9:54:35 AM Spektrowski
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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: In Hart's autobiography, there are several instances of gay men hitting on him.
7th Apr '16 9:50:32 AM Movienut376
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* Foreshadowing: During the build up to WrestleMania XII, one of the episodes of Monday Night Raw had an in ring promo of Hart and Shawn Michaels - who at this point at least respected each other - verbally sparring, only to have (kayfabe) acting commissioner Roddy Piper declare that their match would he the 60 minute Iron Man Match. Piper had the final word: "Shake hands now, boys, cause you're gonna hate each other when it's over!" If he only knew...
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