Bret Hart comes in at No. 3. Ever since winning his first title back in 1992, Hart has been one of Canada's biggest national heroes; he was even chosen as the 39th Greatest Canadian of all-time.
Not Greatest Canadian Athlete, Greatest Canadian.
Hart in his heyday was arguably the best known and respected wrestler on the entire planet, but no place loved him as much as he home country, and it showed every time Hart would return to The Great White North. For his entire career, he showed off his Canadian loyalty with sheer pride.
Who can forget the late '90's when Hart was a heel and did nothing but publicly call out the United States every single week? Canada was the nation that still loved and revered him, and every time he carried that Canadian flag to the ring, he had an entire nation behind him. He became more than just a legend at that point; he became a God, plain and simple.
And then there's the Montreal Screwjob, which almost resulted in a riot because of what had happened to the Canadian fan's beloved Hitman.
All one has to do is watch this. Almost 10 years after what happened and Canada still hadn't gotten over it, nor would they ever let Shawn Michaels hear the end of it.
And did you hear that pop at the 5:45 mark? Really focus on the kids behind Michaels...I've never seen any WWE fan react like that. The one kid's head almost exploded.
Hart wasn't even there, and it was one of the largest ovations I've ever heard, just for the guy's music!!!
Even today, every time Hart returns to his homeland, he receives the same ovation he did back when he first became a superstar, and as always, he shows his country the same love right back.
The legacy of the Hart family is a storied one in Canada, but Bret has, and always will be, the centerpiece of that legacy.
Ask any Canadian who's the best there is, the best there was and best there ever will be, and I can promise you you'll never get any other response but The Hitman.