Hart also helped found and lend his name to the major junior ice hockey team the Calgary Hitmen and has written two biographies as well has having a weekly column for the Calgary Sun for over a decade.
The eighth child of wrestling patriarch Stu Hart, Bret Hart was born in Calgary, Alberta into the Hart wrestling family.
His introduction to professional wrestling came at an early age.As a child, he witnessed his father training future wrestlers like Billy Graham in the Dungeon, his household basement which served as a training room.He gained championship success throughout the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), where he helmed The Hart Foundation faction.He left for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) following the controversial "Montreal Screwjob" in November 1997, where he remained until October 2000.Hart claimed his father had an otherwise pleasant demeanor.
Hart's first work in wrestling involved pulling out lucky number out of a metal box during intermission at the Stampede Wrestling shows when he was four years old.
Having been inactive from in-ring competition since January 2000, owing to a December 1999 concussion, he officially retired in October 2000, shortly after his departure from the company.
He returned to sporadic in-ring competition from 2010–2011 with WWE, where he won his final championship, headlined the 2010 Summer Slam event, and served as the general manager of Raw.
no-one asked me to." He won significant championships in tournaments throughout Alberta, including the 1974 city championships in Calgary.
He scored a victory over competitor Bob Eklund – who would go on to become a Canadian Interuniversity Sport national champion, winning "Outstanding Wrestler of the Year 1980–1981" his coaches and other people around him felt that he had shown sufficient promise to compete at the following year's Commonwealth Games and encouraged him to begin training for the event.
Among other accolades, he is a five-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion and a two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion.