“THE BEST THERE IS, THE BEST THAT WAS, AND THE BEST THAT EVER WILL BE!!!!!”
That statement is such a big statement of its own that any one tempted to say that would be terribly criticized.
But when the words come out of Bret Hart’s mouth, I doubt that anyone would want to argue with that claim.
When his music used to hit, you knew you were in for a wrestling clinic.
Bret Hart is arguably the best wrestler to strap up the boots just by the display of his in-ring ability and his diligent efforts to be great.
As Hart went back and forth from friend to foe, you could really never hate the guy, as he gave his all every match.
Hart’s young wrestling ambitions started at a young age as he witnessed his father (Stu Hart), train in “The Dungeon” with fellow wrestling stars.
Before hitting the squared circle, he hit the amateur wrestling mat where he won numerous medals and championships around Canada.
Bret would go on to help his father at a young age in Stampede Wrestling as he would referee matches.
Could you believe that this WRESTLING GREAT used to be a referee? I sure can’t.
But soon Bret would get his chance to start his own wrestling career, as a competitor went down and Bret would go in as a replacement.
Soon after, Bret would become a regular performer and would eventually win the Stampede Tag Team Championship.
With so much potential being expressed, it wasn’t long before WWF/E started calling.
He would form the Hart Foundation with his brother-in-law Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart after terminating the idea of being a “Cowboy” as a gimmick.
He would go onto win the WWF Tag Team belts twice.
Soon after Bret decided to go solo and would capture the Intercontinental Title after an awesome match with Mr. Perfect.
Hart would lose the IC Title to his other brother-in-law Davey Boy Smith but would find a replacement with the WWF Championship.
Hart would have another technical bout with Ric Flair and would get the edge as he walked out as Champion.
Bret continued to prove that he was one of the “GREATS” with great feuds with Michaels and becoming the only two-time winning King of the Ring.
His days in WWF/E would end as WCW put a contract on the table “The Hit Man” could not refuse.
This would lead Vince McMahon to up one the Bret Hart with the Montreal Screw job.
You all know the story.
Hart would put his great days in the WWF/E in his rear view mirror as his sites were set on WCW.
In WCW Bret would be used off his hype of the screw job but would soon be able to display his talents.
He would go on to have a few more great matches with Curt Hennig and Ric Flair.
But Hart wanted more gold and would go onto collect WCW’s prestigious titles (World Tag Team Championship, United States Championship, and finally the World Heavyweight Championship).
Bret Hart’s career would soon come to an abrupt end as he received numerous injuries, the biggest one being the kick to the head via Goldberg.
Although we can’t watch Hart strap up the boots today, besides DVDs he left an awesome wrestling history that can’t be touched.
BRET HART’S MOST NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• NWA INTERNATIONAL TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
• STAMPEDE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH MID-HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
• STAMPEDE NORTH AMERICAN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
• STAMPEDE HALL OF FAME
• WCW UNITED STATES CHAMPION
• WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
• WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
• WWF CHAMPION
• WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION
• WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
• TWO TIME KING OF THE RING WINNER
• ROYAL RUMBLE WINNER
• SECOND TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION
• WWE HALL OF FAME