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cotubesina.ml the official site of Bret "The Hitman" Hart © Copyright Hitman Productions Inc. Calgary, Alberta, Canada The material contained on this. See all books authored by Bret Hart, including Hitman: My Real Life In The Cartoon World Of Wrestling, and Bret 'Hitman Hart: The Best There Is, the Best There. First on my list is what I consider the very best wrestling book ever written, that being Bret Hart's autobiography. Consider this before picking the.

Hart subsequently competed in his most high-profile singles contest to date on the November 28, episode of Saturday Night's Main Event , when he faced "Macho Man" Randy Savage in a losing effort. He lasted 25 minutes and 42 seconds before being eliminated by Don Muraco. Hart's first pay-per-view title defense occurred at This Tuesday in Texas , where he beat the undefeated Skinner. In January , Hart was placed in a feud with The Mountie. This feud came about when the Mountie's manager, Jimmy Hart, threw water on Hart, and The Mountie proceeded to shock Hart with a cattle prod.

Following the loss, Roddy Piper defeated Mountie with a sleeper hold two days later at the Royal Rumble , [59] and Bret later pinned Piper for his second Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania VIII later that year, [60] [61] making him the first, and one of few wrestlers to ever pin Piper's shoulders to the mat.

He would headline his first pay-per-view as champion with a successful title defense against Shawn Michaels at the Survivor Series , [69] and defeated Razor Ramon at the Royal Rumble. When Bret appeared to have the match won, with Yokozuna locked in the sharpshooter, Owen came to ringside to congratulate his brother.

The referee began questioning Owen's motives, which allowed Fuji to assault Bret. Owen then involved himself in the match, resulting in a victory for Yokozuna via disqualification. The Harts won the match, with all of the brothers surviving except for Owen, the only Hart family member eliminated when he was rolled up by Michaels after inadvertently knocking Bret off the apron. Owen demanded a one-on-one match with Bret, which Bret refused to accept.

In the storyline, Bret, along with his parents, worked over the Christmas holidays to reunite the family and to settle their rivalry. Referee Tim White stopped the match after he considered Bret unable to continue after he sustained a kayfabe knee injury during the match.

After the match, Owen berated his brother for costing him a title opportunity and attacked the injured knee, setting the feud between the two. Hart and Lex Luger were the final two participants and the two were eliminated over the top rope at the same time.

Therefore, both men were named co-winners of the Royal Rumble match and received title shots at WrestleMania X. Hart continued to feud with his brother Owen while he also started feuding with Diesel. When Hart was winning the match, Shawn Michaels interfered on Diesel's behalf; Diesel appeared close to victory after he delivered a Jackknife Powerbomb yet before he could pin Hart, Neidhart interfered, therefore Diesel won by disqualification, but Hart retained his title.

Neidhart left when Diesel and Michaels attacked Hart following the match. Neidhart's motivation was made clear when he helped Owen win the tournament that night, so that he could receive a title shot against his brother. When Hart was in Backlund's crossface chickenwing and Davey Boy was kayfabe knocked out, Owen persuaded his mother Helen to throw in the towel for Hart, giving Backlund the championship victory.

He was voted the greatest wrestler of by Pro Wrestling Illustrated readers, winning the vote for the second straight year. By , Hart was focusing on projects outwith the business, such as acting, and shifted to the number two face in the company, behind Diesel. Both men embraced in a display of sportsmanship after the match. He defeated Hakushi in the very first match of the in Your House series. After disposing of Lawler, Hart engaged in a three-month feud with Jean-Pierre Lafitte , who would stealing the mirrored sunglasses from fans at ringside and his trademark leather jacket.

Seasons Beatings. He lost to The Undertaker by disqualification at the Royal Rumble when Diesel interfered, ultimately retaining the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, and defeated The Undertaker by disqualification in a rematch on the February 5 episode of Raw , again due to Diesel's interference. The wrestler with the most decisions during the 60 minutes would win the match and the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. At WrestleMania, with less than a minute left on the clock and the score still 0—0, Michaels jumped from the middle rope; his legs were caught by Hart, and Hart locked in his Sharpshooter.

However, Michaels did not submit in the last 30 seconds so the match ended in a tie. Michaels hit a superkick to win the championship. The tour ended on April 22, and after this he took his hiatus from television. His final televised appearance was an interview taped while on the European tour in which he described his passion for wrestling was diminished, and stated that although there were offers from competing companies he might be finished with wrestling.

Over the summer, Stone Cold Steve Austin , who was fresh from winning the King of the Ring , [] continually taunted Hart and challenged him to come back and have a match. After an eight-month hiatus from television, Hart returned and defeated Austin at Survivor Series in a match for the number one contender spot to the WWF World Heavyweight Championship.

It's Time ; Shawn Michaels, who was serving as a guest commentator at ringside, accidentally cost Hart the victory when he attempted to become involved in the match after being assaulted by Sid.

The building tension between Hart and Michaels climaxed after the match, when Hart assaulted Michaels. Hart's feud with Austin escalated at the Royal Rumble , when Hart tossed Austin out of the ring, only for Austin unbeknownst to the referees to climb back into the ring and win the Rumble, while the referees were distracted by Mankind. Final Four , with the winner becoming the number one contender.

Sid ultimately retained, leading to a pure grudge match for Hart and Austin. At WrestleMania 13, Hart and Austin had their rematch in a submission match that would later get a 5-star rating from Dave Meltzer. In the end, Hart locked the Sharpshooter on a bloody Austin, who refused to give up. In fact, Austin never quit, but passed out from the blood loss and pain. Ken Shamrock , the special guest referee, awarded Hart the match, after which he continued to assault Austin, thus turning heel for the first time since Undertaker won the match, which ended with Hart hotshotting Sid on the ropes, therefore costing him the title.

Rocky Maivia won by disqualification when Hart refused to release a figure-four leglock applied around the ringpost.

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He faced Austin again in the main event of In Your House A Cold Day in Hell. Austin had Hart locked in his own finishing move, the Sharpshooter , in the middle of the ring when The British Bulldog interfered on Hart's behalf, resulting in disqualification and giving Austin the victory and title match. They met once again in a street fight on the April 21 episode of Raw Is War , in which Austin injured Hart's ankle with a steel chair.

The match was ruled a no contest and Austin afterward continued to beat Hart while on a stretcher in the back of an ambulance. In the ensuing weeks, Hart denounced American fans, because of their negative reaction to him in the recent weeks in contrast to his continued popularity through the rest of the world, and reunited with brother Owen and brothers-in-law Davey Boy Smith and Jim Neidhart.

The family members formed a new Hart Foundation with Brian Pillman ; this incarnation was an anti-American stable which was popular within Canada and Europe. As the leader of this stable, Hart routinely carried a Canadian flag to the ring and engaged in promos where he declared the superiority of his home nation; he became so despised by U.

The Undertaker agreed to the match, and Hart won his fifth and last WWF World Heavyweight Championship after spitting in guest referee Shawn Michaels' face; Michaels swung a steel chair in retaliation, which accidentally struck the Undertaker. Michaels, who, as part of another pre-match stipulation, would be banned from wrestling in the United States if he did not remain impartial as referee, had no option but to count the pinfall, giving his rival Hart the victory.

After SummerSlam, Michaels was pushed as the top heel in the company and negative fan reactions towards Hart in the United States softened somewhat, as he declared, "I'm not so much anti-American as I am just very, very pro-Canadian". This was used as part of his character, as Hart would insult the U.

In Your House , [] avenging a loss to him on the July 28 Raw. As a result, Hart's neck was caught in the ropes, and The Undertaker was disqualified. Hart later apologized for his participation in the storyline and said that he had been pressured into it, saying, "I am not in any shape or form a racist. And I don't believe it is anything to kid around about.

I also want to apologize for any remarks I made about gay people. It was a stupid mistake on my part". Around this time, Hart's on-air rivalry with Vince McMahon also escalated.

A heated ringside altercation between the two led many fans to dislike McMahon, who at the time was being exposed as owner of the WWF more and more frequently on-air. Although Hart had signed a year contract back in , the WWF was in a rough financial position by late and could no longer afford to honor the contract. Although Hart was arguably the biggest wrestler in the world during the mids, [] McMahon also felt that the value of his character was beginning to wane, [] and he encouraged Hart to approach the World Championship Wrestling WCW about a contract, hopefully one similar to their original offer.

This was despite Hart's reluctance to leave the WWF and willingness to re-negotiate. Hart did not want to end his WWF career with a loss to Michaels in his home country particularly with the context of their nationality-fueled feud; and offered to lose, forfeit or otherwise give over the belt to Michaels in any other way that McMahon wanted. McMahon agreed to Hart's idea of forfeiting the championship the next night on Raw Is War or losing it a few weeks later. Even though Hart did not submit to the Sharpshooter, referee Earl Hebner called for the bell as if he had, on McMahon's orders.

This resulted in Hart "losing" the title to Michaels. Hart also confronted Michaels backstage about the match finish. Many behind-the-scenes events leading up to the Montreal Screwjob were filmed for the documentary Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows , released in WWE has described the Montreal Screwjob as "arguably the most controversial, most jarring moment in the annals of sports entertainment".

Hart's likeness would continue to be featured in WWF media into , including the title video of Raw brawling in a ring within a warehouse , [] and the WWF War Zone video game.

Hart made his debut on Nitro on December 15, Due to a day no-compete clause from the WWF, he served as the special guest referee for the match between Bischoff and Larry Zbyszko ; during the Sting versus Hollywood Hogan main event for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship , he stepped in toward the conclusion of the match as impromptu referee, declaring Sting the winner and new champion by submission. He became an associate of the nWo, but did not officially join the group. Hart competed in his second Nitro match on June 22, defeating Chris Benoit with assistance from nWo members: Hart had attempted to recruit his long-time friend into the nWo, but the offer was rejected.

He was disqualified after hitting Booker with a steel chair. Hart subsequently asked the fans for forgiveness, turning his back on Hogan and the nWo.

A match between Hart and Hogan was booked for the September 28 episode of Nitro. During the match, Hart sustained a knee injury, with the bout ending in a no-contest; Sting came to Hart's aid and initiated a match with Hogan. Hart turned on Sting, delivering a DDT, and this bout was also ruled a no-contest. Sting, a member of the rival nWo Wolfpac , was assaulted after the match; this betrayal began an intense feud between Hart and Sting.

Finally, he called out "franchise player" Bill Goldberg , claiming he could beat him in five minutes and verbally coercing Goldberg into giving him the spear. Hart was wearing a metal breastplate under his Toronto Maple Leafs jersey, which resulted in Goldberg being knocked out. Hart then counted his own pinfall over Goldberg's unconscious body and announced over the mic: Hart took a further four months off from WCW to be with his family.

A tournament then took place over several episodes of Nitro. Hart's first round match came against Goldberg the night after Halloween Havoc, with the bout being a tournament match for a berth in the next round, as well as being a match for the United States Heavyweight Championship that Goldberg had won the night before.

Thanks to outside interference, Hart defeated Goldberg and won the title for the fourth time. During the match, Hart was struck with a thrust kick to the head, resulting in a severe concussion. Hart later speculated that he may have suffered up to three additional concussions within matches over the course of that day along with the days immediately following Starrcade, having been unaware of the severity of his injuries.

Hart later claimed that Goldberg "had a tendency to injure everyone he worked with. Piper simply walked away, leaving both Goldberg and Hart bewildered. Out of respect for Goldberg, Hart vacated the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on the December 20 episode of Nitro and suggested that he, without the championship advantage , face Goldberg that night to determine the true champion. During the match, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash came to the ring looking to attack Goldberg with baseball bats. Hart convinced them to stop, then hit Goldberg with one of the bats.

The three continued to beat down Goldberg and were eventually joined by Jeff Jarrett. The nWo was reformed now billed as "nWo ". Hart vacated the title in late January when he was forced to withdraw from the main event of WCW's Souled Out due to his injuries.

Hart continued to make appearances on WCW television, generally cutting promos. On the May 3 episode of Thunder , Hart made a run in during an over the top rope battle royal where he hit Hogan with a chair. His final WCW appearance occurred on the September 6, episode of Thunder , in a promo where he confronted Bill Goldberg on the injury he sustained nine months prior.

WCW terminated Hart's contract via FedEx letter on October 20, , due to his ongoing incapacity, and he announced his retirement from professional wrestling soon afterward. Hart and several critics considered his storylines during his tenure to be lacklustre.

In , Hart became the on-screen commissioner of World Wrestling All-Stars WWA , a role that ended prematurely due to a stroke, which temporarily required him to use a wheelchair. Petersburg, Florida. He spoke to the crowd, reminiscing about some of his more memorable matches in New York.

He did not appear alongside his fellow inductees at WrestleMania 22 the following night. On June 11, , Hart made his first appearance on Raw since October 27, when he appeared in a pre-taped interview voicing his opinions on Vince McMahon as part of "Mr. McMahon Appreciation Night. Hart re-signed with WWE in late Hart and Michaels were able to agree on a truce, shaking hands and hugging. While many cast doubts on the sincerity of their reconciliation, both men have confirmed that it was indeed genuine and not part of storyline.

During different encounters the following month, Hart and McMahon reproduced events similar to those that occurred in the Montreal Screwjob: McMahon spitting in Hart's face as Hart did to McMahon , and Hart destroying parts of the technical equipment that goes into producing Raw as he did to the Survivor Series equipment.

His first orders included vacating his United States Championship, which R-Truth won, and setting up qualifying matches for Fatal 4-Way , which the injured Batista took exception to and quit. Later on in the night during The Nexus vs.

Raw challenge, Hart was scheduled to face Justin Gabriel, but was unable to compete after the Anonymous Raw General Manager , citing his disdain for Hart, removed him from the match and replaced him with Randy Orton.

This was Hart's final match. Hart has made infrequent appearances in minor roles, appearing on the April 25, episode of Tough Enough. He participated in backstage segments at the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania He has also served as an expert on panels, including the March 25, episode of Raw and at the NXT Arrival pre-show.

The match ended when the referee, Charles Robinson , called for the bell as Charlotte had Natalya locked in the Sharpshooter. During Hart's speech, an audience member charged into the ring and tackled Hart and his niece Natalya to the ground, but they were quickly saved by multiple wrestlers and security, and after several minutes, Hart continued his speech. WWE later released a statement saying that the attacker was sent to the local authorities. Hart usually wrestled in a pink attire and, during his time as The Hart Foundation, the tag team was nicknamed "The Pink and Black Attack", a nickname Hart used for himself during his singles career.

Hart used the Sharpshooter as his finishing maneuver. According to clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson , Hart was at one point the most famous Canadian in the world.

I mean, as far as international rapport, it's like he's a god. Asked for his favorite opponent, Ted DiBiase said: I think my matches with Bret were some of the best". I have a good thing with Bret forever. Bret managed to dominate this sport On Hart's influence, Storm said: I spent so many years looking up to, idolizing [Hart]; he was somewhat of a role model to me".

Benoit added that his matches against Hart were "up on a pedestal". Bret [Hart], I love". He thanked every wrestler he worked with even thanking Vince McMahon and said he's "in a good place in life. The induction took place in an immensely crowded and humid display room showcasing one of Hart's ring entrance jackets.

The honor is only awarded to those with both a professional and amateur wrestling background, making Hart one of the youngest inductees. Hart wrote a weekly column for the Calgary Sun from June until October Hart used his poetry skills to win over Gord Kirke to act as his legal counsel. On October 16, , Hart's autobiography titled Hitman: Hart began writing the book in July with Marcy Engelstein, his longtime close friend and business associate.

They did not complete the book until eight years later in September due to Hart suffering his stroke in , among numerous other tragedies that occurred during the writing. Hart's chronicle is based on an audio diary that he kept for all of his years on the road in professional wrestling. Remembering More of the Worlds Greatest Wrestlers. In , Hart played a prison inmate in Oliver Stone 's Natural Born Killers ; however, the scene he appeared in was deleted.

The Series television show playing "Luther Root". Hart also guest starred on the sketch comedy series MADtv in where he acted as enforcer at a fan's house, appearing with his WWF Championship belt. Hart donned his "Hit Man" singlet, along with additional costume, and executed wrestling maneuvers on villain characters, as part of his performance as the Genie in a stage production of Aladdin. Hart was the subject of the documentary, Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows , which chronicled many of the events in Hart's personal and professional life from September to November , including the Montreal Screwjob and its immediate aftermath.

The collection was released on November 15, Hart was a long time friend of Benoit. It is unique in that it also features previously unseen home movies from the Harts as well as interviews from family members. The subject of the DVD was their on-screen rivalry and real-life conflicts, with a particular focus on the Montreal Screwjob.

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In , Hart starred in the documentary film Nine Legends. Hart has appeared in numerous video games. Hart lent his nickname to the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League ; he was a founder and part-owner. The ceremony was done as recognition for his and his father Stu Hart's cultural relationship building contributions, such as promoting interest of the sport of amateur wrestling among indigenous youth throughout Western Canada.

Hart married Julie Smadu born March 25, on July 8, They have four children: His seven brothers were either wrestlers or involved backstage with the wrestling business; his four sisters all married professional wrestlers.

Two of his brothers-in-law, Davey Boy Smith , and Jim Neidhart had successful careers in the business. His youngest brother Owen Hart had become a decorated wrestler in his own right before his death in , caused in an accident at the WWF pay-per-view Over the Edge. Hart's niece Natalya is a professional wrestler. Fellow pro wrestler Roddy Piper claimed in his autobiography to be a cousin of Hart. On June 24, , Hart suffered a stroke after hitting his head in a bicycle accident.

The Calgary Herald reported that Hart hit a pothole, flew over the handlebars of the bike, and landed on the back of his head. Hart suffered total paralysis on his left side, which required months of physical therapy.

Hart has since recovered much of his mobility and is in good health, although he suffers from an emotional imbalance and other lasting effects common to stroke survivors. Hart wrote in detail about his stroke in his autobiography, Hitman: J's Gym in Calgary, which was owned by his brother-in-law B.

On February 1, , Hart announced through a Facebook post that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He also criticized Flair on what he perceived as insults to fellow wrestlers Mick Foley and Randy Savage. Hart did acknowledge a decline in the WWF's popularity during the mids, but he, and others, felt that this was largely attributed to the WWF's well-publicised sex and steroid scandals, as well as WCW's acquisition of former top WWF stars.

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At WrestleMania, with less than a minute left on the clock and the score still 0—0, Michaels jumped from the middle rope; his legs were caught by Hart, and Hart locked in his Sharpshooter. However, Michaels did not submit in the last 30 seconds so the match ended in a tie.

Michaels hit a superkick to win the championship. The tour ended on April 22, and after this he took his hiatus from television. His final televised appearance was an interview taped while on the European tour in which he described his passion for wrestling was diminished, and stated that although there were offers from competing companies he might be finished with wrestling.

Feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin — Main article: Hart Foundation reunion Hart posing for the crowd with his arms open Over the summer, Stone Cold Steve Austin , who was fresh from winning the King of the Ring , [] continually taunted Hart and challenged him to come back and have a match.

After an eight-month hiatus from television, Hart returned and defeated Austin at Survivor Series in a match for the number one contender spot to the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. The building tension between Hart and Michaels climaxed after the match, when Hart assaulted Michaels.

Hart's feud with Austin escalated at the Royal Rumble , when Hart tossed Austin out of the ring, only for Austin unbeknownst to the referees to climb back into the ring and win the Rumble, while the referees were distracted by Mankind. In order to deal with this controversy, a Fatal Four-Way between Austin and the participants he eliminated after re-entering the ring Vader , The Undertaker , and Hart was set up for In Your House Final Four , with the winner becoming the number one contender.

Sid ultimately retained, leading to a pure grudge match for Hart and Austin. In the end, Hart locked the Sharpshooter on a bloody Austin, who refused to give up.

In fact, Austin never quit, but passed out from the blood loss and pain. Ken Shamrock , the special guest referee, awarded Hart the match, after which he continued to assault Austin, thus turning heel for the first time since Undertaker won the match, which ended with Hart hotshotting Sid on the ropes, therefore costing him the title.

Rocky Maivia won by disqualification when Hart refused to release a figure-four leglock applied around the ringpost. Austin had Hart locked in his own finishing move, the Sharpshooter , in the middle of the ring when The British Bulldog interfered on Hart's behalf, resulting in disqualification and giving Austin the victory and title match.

They met once again in a street fight on the April 21 episode of Raw Is War, in which Austin injured Hart's ankle with a steel chair. The match was ruled a no contest and Austin afterward continued to beat Hart while on a stretcher in the back of an ambulance.

In , Hart became a tweener: generally cheered for by Canadian and international fans, and booed by American fans, while remaining largely consistent in character In the ensuing weeks, Hart denounced American fans, because of their negative reaction to him in the recent weeks in contrast to his continued popularity through the rest of the world, and reunited with brother Owen and brothers-in-law Davey Boy Smith and Jim Neidhart.

The family members formed a new Hart Foundation with Brian Pillman ; this incarnation was an anti-American stable which was popular within Canada and Europe. As the leader of this stable, Hart routinely carried a Canadian flag to the ring and engaged in promos where he declared the superiority of his home nation; he became so despised by U.

The Undertaker agreed to the match, and Hart won his fifth and last WWF World Heavyweight Championship after spitting in guest referee Shawn Michaels' face; Michaels swung a steel chair in retaliation, which accidentally struck the Undertaker.

Michaels, who, as part of another pre-match stipulation, would be banned from wrestling in the United States if he did not remain impartial as referee, had no option but to count the pinfall, giving his rival Hart the victory.

This was used as part of his character, as Hart would insult the U. As a result, Hart's neck was caught in the ropes, and The Undertaker was disqualified. Hart later apologized for his participation in the storyline and said that he had been pressured into it, saying, "I am not in any shape or form a racist.

And I don't believe it is anything to kid around about. I also want to apologize for any remarks I made about gay people. It was a stupid mistake on my part".Whenever it was, professional wrestling used to be a combat sport, where highly conditioned athletes fought in real competition and the wrestlers themselves were legitimate wrestlers.

By the end of the work I totally download his allusions to Dante and Hemingway. Survival of the Hitman. Feb 04, Rick rated it really liked it Shelves: I mean, sure Hart nailed tons of chicks on the road. Finally, an elderly couple pulled over. Anything else? He did not appear alongside his fellow inductees at WrestleMania 22 the following night.

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