Bret "The Hitman" Hart: A Pictoral Tribute

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Bret "Hitman" Hart is hailed as one of the finest ring technicians and Champions of all time. With a 2006 Induction into WWE's Hall of Fame as well as being a 7 time Heavyweight Champion of the World among various other titles and a 23 year career under his belt the Hitman has reached his pinnacle. He held the torch boldly and proudly trough the heyday of wrestling and showed that wrestlers weren't just fakes or phonies, they were artists' with stories to tell. As Bret would say he has always been grateful to have been given a chance to have painted a beautiful portrait that created his mainly WWF based legacy. Although a falling out with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon severly strained their professional and personal relationship following the 1997 Survivor Series in which the now famous "Montreal Screwjob." But more on that later. After that situation Bret relocated to Ted Turner's "rasslin' company" WCW for a whopping $2.5 million a year for three years. At WCW there were too many cheifs and not enough indians. The "Hitman" wasn't used properly for the first year or so there. After a while his momentum finally began to pick up speed with a big WCW World Heavyweight Title win over Chris Benoit in Toronto for WCW's Mayhem in a tournament final. He was headlining WCW's biggest pay per view of the year. The pay per view was Starrcade and he was going in as WCW World Heavyweight Champion against WCW's "Franchise" Bill Goldberg. Little did he know a stiff kick in that match would cost him his career. But more on that later.

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