Bret Hart was born into the industry as the son of famed trainer & wrestling promoter Stu Hart of Calgary's Stampede Wrestling. Bret broke into the business through the ranks of Stampede Wrestling, where he quickly established himself as deserving of the top spot in the promotion, despite being the promoter's son (his older brothers had kept the top spots without equal respect of their peers or the fans).
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Bret Hart in Hot stuyleAlong with the British Bulldogs, Bret Hart caught the eye of Vince McMahon who arranged a buyout of Stampede Wrestling to bring them into the company. With no specific plans for him, Bret Hart convinced the WWF to place him with Jimmy Hart & Jim Neidhart as "Jimmy Hart's Hart Foundation," a midcard tag team to help elevate other teams. The Harts quickly established themselves as true workhorses, earning a reputation for having the best matches of the night, usually against the Bulldogs or Killer Bees. When Dynamite Kid suffered an injury while holding the WWF Tag Team championship, he refused to drop the belts to any team except the Hart Foundation. Vince McMahon agreed, and Vince soon started treating the Hart Foundation as the best team in the WWF. The Hart Foundation reigned for several months before losing the belts to Strike Force, and then Vince told Bret that he wanted to elevate him as a singles competitor.
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Bret HartBret Hart has a new blog post up where he addresses the recent incident on the WWE European tour where some of his belongings were stolen, here are a few pieces of it.
"On another thankful note, I wanted to say that my recent WWE tour that landed me back in London, England's 02 Arena, Brussels, Belgium, Mannheim, Cologne, and Nuremberg, Germany and capped off with an amazing couple of days in Istanbul, Turkey. I usually try to write about my wrestling life experiences such as being the enforcer in Randy Orton's bout, but I'll skip right to one of the highlights of my storied career: standing in as the #3 man of the Hart Dynasty, David Hart Smith (Harry Smith) and Tyson Kidd (TJ Wilson), throughout the German leg of the tour. The Nexus crew were spoiling for a pier 6 brawl and they got one; one that landed one of them in the sharpshooter every night. It was such a thrill for me to live a sweet dream, perhaps Davey Boy Smith's dream, but a sweet one all the more knowing that when young Harry was but a lad, he never ever stopped believing he'd someday grace a WWE ring. Even as a mere boy, I think we both often wondered if somehow, someday.