Bret Hart is famous for being a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, actor, and writer. He is a member of the famous Hart Wrestling family (sometimes also known as Hart Dynasty) and a second-generation wrestler who has a background in amateur wrestling, which he practiced while he was in school and university. He is considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
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Biography and Early Life
Hart was born on 2 July 1957 to wrestling patriarch Stu Edward and his wife Helen Smith in Calgary, a city in the western Canadian province of Alberta as the eighth of the eleven children the couple had. His family is of Greek descent through his maternal grandmother’s side and Irish through his maternal grandfather’s side.
His maternal grandfather Harry Smith was a long-distance runner. Stu Edward is of Scottish-Irish and Scottish-English descent. Hart himself is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States as his mother was born in New York. Hart had started before that he considers himself to be a citizen of both Canada and the United States equally.
He grew up in a family of eleven siblings – seven brothers and four sisters in the Hart family mansion (also known as Hart House), where he would spend most of his time. He was closest to his older Dean in his childhood, who was only three years older than him. The Hart family was non-denominational Christians but Bret and his siblings were later baptized by a local Catholic priest.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Bret Hart in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bret Hart’s age is 64 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 2 July 1957. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 233 lbs in Pound and 106kg in Kilograms.
He started amateur training at the age of 9. He became a standout student in wrestling during his time in Ernest Manning High School. He won the 1974 city championship in Calgary and also many other significant championships in tournaments held throughout Alberta. By 1977, Hart became the wrestling champion at Mount Royal College, where he was doing major in film making.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Hart was married to Julie Smadu Hart from 1982 to 1998, and they have four children together, Jade Michelle Hart, Dallas Jeffery Hart, Alexandra Sabina Hart, Blade Colton Hart. Hart and Smadu officially divorced on 24 June 2002. Hart married Cinzia Rota an Italian woman on 15 September 2004, but they got divorced in 2007.
Hart got married again, to Stephanie Washington. They got hitched on 24 July 2010 and have been married since then. Hart has a granddaughter named Kyra Beans (from daughter Jade Michelle), two grandsons named Grayson and Bo (from daughter Alexandra), and another granddaughter Vylet Louise (from son Dallas) who was born in 2019.
All seven brothers of Bret Hart are either wrestlers or involved in the backstage of the wrestling business and all of his four sisters are married to professional wrestlers. In 1999, His youngest brother Owen Hart who was also a wrestler died due to an accident at the WWF. Hart’s niece Natalya (Natalie Katherine Neidhart-Wilson) is a professional wrestler too.
Hart suffered a stroke after hitting his head in a bicycle accident on 24 June 2002 after which he was rushed to the hospital where he was transferred to the emergency ward. He suffered total paralysis on the left side of his body, which required ten months of physical therapy.
In 2016, Hart announced through social media that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is going to undergo surgery very soon. Later he said that the surgery was successful and his medical team is optimistic, but he is going to be continued to be monitored by the doctors every three months until he becomes cancer-free.
Is Bret Hart Gay?
Bret Hart is straight, he is neither gay nor bisexual. Although there was a time when a rumor spread that he may be gay. But that rumor was short-lived. He had been married thrice, and all of them are women. Although the first two marriages did not end up working in the long term, there is no reason for us to assume that he is not straight. He has never explicitly talked about his sexuality at all.
He began working at the age of 16, for his father’s Stampede Wrestling promotion in Calgary. He first began helping the promotion by refereeing the matches. At one such event, he was asked to stand as a replacement to a wrestler who unfortunately was unable to perform the match. It became Hart’s very first match as a professional wrestler.
Hart gained his most prominent training in professional training from Japanese combatants and real-life trainers Mr. Hito and Mr. Sakurada whom he considered his trainers in professional training after his father, who was his earliest trainer (for amateur wrestling). He also debuted in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) with the famous wrestler Tiger Mask and remained one of the Stampede’s stellar performers until the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) acquired the promotion in August 1984.
Hart became popular in WWF in the mid-1980s as his Hart Foundation (which began in 1985, managed by Jimmy Hart and holds, Bret, Jim Neidhart, and Danny Davis) won the WWF tag championship twice in a row. He also competed as a solo wrestler during his time in the Hart Foundation.
His solo career rose to success from 1991-1992. A documentary was made on his wrestling life and his rivalries named Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows, and it was released in 1998. In 2010, Hart bid adieu to his career as a professional and amateur wrestler and had retired.
Hart’s writing career started in June 1991 when he writes a weekly column for the Newspaper Calgary Sun until October 2004. He wrote an autobiography titled Hitman Hart: My real life in the cartoon world of wrestling which was released in 2007 in Canada and 2008 in the U.S. His book is based on the audio diary he kept all the years during his career in professional wrestling.
Hart made numerous television appearances, the most one being in The Simpsons in “The old man and Lisa” in 1997 as himself.
As a professional wrestler, he has received many awards, several of which are the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (5 times), Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame, WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (4 times), WCW World Tag Team Championship, WWF Championship (5 times), King of the Ring (1991 and 1993), etc.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bret Hart in 2021
As of 2021, Hart’s net worth is something around $10 million which comes from his long-time career in amateur and professional wrestling (tournaments) and also through other sources to such as writing, acting, and television appearances.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He was given the nickname Hitman Hart during his career as a wrestler, which has been used in documentaries about him and also by himself, in his autobiography.
- Hart wanted to be a filmmaker or cartoonist early in his life.
- After his retirement, Hart has done charitable work for stroke recovery and cancer awareness in Canada, especially since he had personal experience with these two.
- He is considered the pro-wrestling GOAT (Greatest Of All Time).
- He had a fight with rival Vincent McMahon in real life too which is now known as the infamous ‘Montreal Screwjob’.
In conclusion, we can quote the title that is associated with Bret Hart, “The Best there was, the best there is, and the best there ever will be”. He is known for changing the perception of mainstream wrestling and as the face of the New Generation Era of the WWF.
Facts of Bret Sergeant Hart
- Gender Male
- full nameBret Sergeant Hart
- birthplaceCalgary, Canada
- Date of Birth July 02, 1957
- Age 66 years 8 months
- Horoscope Cancer
- Lucky Number 4
- Lucky Stone Moonstone
- Lucky Color Silver
- Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
- nationalityAmerican, Canadian
- net worth$10 million
- professionWrestler, writer, actor
- weightIn Kilograms – 106 Kg, In Pounds – 233 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 183 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
- hair colorBlack
- eye colorBrown
- high schoolErnest Manning High School