Bret Hart is among the best professional wrestlers to have ever graced the ring. He has several wrestling championships under his name, both for amateur and professional wrestling. He is also a great actor and writer. Here is all to know about him.
Do you wish to know more about his personal and career life? He has a very long biography that can make a book with several pages. The following is a summarized description of his life.
- Full name: Bret Sergeant Hart
- Nickname: Bret The Hitman Hart
- Date of birth: 2nd July 1957
- Bret Hart age: 62
- Gender: Male
- Marital status: Married
- Occupation: Retired professional wrestler, actor, writer
- Nationality: Canadian-American
- Bret Hart height: 1.85 m (6’1”)
- Instagram: @brethitmanhart
Early life and education
He was born on 2nd July 1957 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His father, Stu Hart, was a wrestling promoter, while his mother is called Helen. He has eleven siblings, including seven brothers and four sisters. Bret Hart siblings had their careers in the wrestling industry as well. He studied film making at Mount Royal College, but his grades were poor because he had no passion for filming. His interest was to become a professional wrestler. He also has a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education degree from Mount Royal University.
Marriage and family
He has been married three times. Julie Smadu was his first wife, whom he married on 8th July 1982. The two had four children, including Jade Michelle, Dallas Jeffery, Alexandra Sabina, and Blade Colton. His signature has four dots at the end to signify Bret Hart children. The two separated in 1998, after which they had brief reunions but later divorced in 2002.
In 2004, he married Cinzia Rota, an Italian, but they split in 2007 because they could not agree on the best place to live. The latest Bret Hart wife is Stephanie Washington, who he married in 2010. The wrestling champion has four grandchildren: two granddaughters and two grandsons.
Bret Hart's career
Amateur wrestling was his stepping stone to a successful professional wrestling career. Bret began working on his career in 1976 while working at the Stampede Wrestling promotion in Calgary that belonged to his father. He worked as a professional wrestler until 2000, after which he announced his retirement following the concussion he had suffered from Goldenberg’s blow. After his retirement, he has made various WWE appearances.
Hart is also an actor and has featured in various movies and television series, including the following.
- The Simpsons
- Lonesome Dove: The Series
- Honey I Shrunk The Kids
- The adventures of Sinbad
- The Immortal
- Big Sound
- Jacob Two-Two
Here are some of the frequently asked questions concerning Bret Hart.
Is Bret Hart ok?
He has health issues, as it was revealed that he has basal cell carcinoma in 2020. He was also diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016 but then recovered. There are no news about Bret Hart death since he is still alive.
Was Bret Hart the best?
He is considered the best Canadian wrestler and is among the best wrestlers worldwide.
Who ended Bret Hart's career?
Bill Goldberg made Bret retire after giving him a blow that led to a severe concussion in 1999. Bret describes Goldberg as the most unprofessional wrestler who became a champion by hurting everybody.
How much is Bret Hart worth?
WWE Bret Hart net worth in 2020 is estimated at $14 million. His earnings came from wrestling, writing, acting, and his Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey league.
Having come from a wrestling family, WWE Hall of Fame Bret Hart knew professional wrestling was what he wanted to do. He has managed to leave a legacy that cannot be filled by anyone else. This led to the release of several documentaries about him including, Bret Hart: Survival of the Hitman and others.