World Championship Titles: 7
Finishing Moves: Sharpshooter
Bret Hart comes from a Canadian family of wrestlers, perhaps one of the most well-known professional wrestling families history has ever known. Stu and Helen Hart had and raised twelve children with thirty six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Most of Bret’s brothers and sisters have been involved, to some degree, in the world of wrestling.
Bret Hart, the most successfull Hart and The Hart Foundation
However, Bret “The Hitman” Hart was the most successful wrestler of the Hart family. He won his first belt by teaming up with his brother-in-law, Jim Neidhart and forming the “Hart Foundation” for the WWF Tag Team Championship (January 1987).
The “Hart Foundation” went up against “The British Bulldogs”, former champion tag team with members related to Bret Hart through marriage with his sisters: Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid. The referee at the time, Danny Davis was taking the Hart’s side and helped them win the game. He was later stripped from his referee duties:
Hart’s championship titles, time spent as World Champ and the last active Hart wrestler
Hart went ahead and won several championship titles, with a total of 32 titles held throughout his career. Hart is a seven times World Campion, with winning the WWF Championship (now called WWE World Heavyweight Championship) for five times (October 1992, March 1994, November 1995 and February 1997) and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship two times (November 1999 and December 1999)
Hart held to this WWF Championship title more than every other wrestler in the ‘90s, with a total number of 654 days as a champ. Bret Hart is also a five time champion of the WCW/WWE United States Championship (July 1998, August 1998, November 1998, October 1999 and May 2010).
Bret “The Hitman” Hart, the first wrestler to win the WWF Triple Crown Championship and the WCW Triple Crown Championship was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 by Steve Austin (the two wrestlers had a year-long rivalry). Hart also won the Royal Rumble in 1994 and the only wrestler to win the King of the Ring twice, in 1991 and 1993.
From all of the Hart family, the only active wrestler in WWE is Natalie “Natalya” Neidhart, Stu Hart’s granddaughter. However, Bret Hart still makes guest appearances in the WWE from time to time.