Reverently described as the “Excellence of Execution” and trained in the storied Hart Family Dungeon, Bret Hart is arguably the greatest technical wrestler in WWE history. He emerged from Calgary’s Stampede Wrestling, coming to WWE as a tag team with his brother-in-law, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. Together, The Hart Foundation won the World Tag Team Titles twice, and became one of the most popular pairings in WWE.
After The Hart Foundation separated, Bret became an instant sensation as a singles star. He defeated Mr. Perfect for the Intercontinental Championship in August of 1991, became a two-time holder of the title at WrestleMania VIII, where he defeated “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in a memorable match-up. He won his first WWE Championship in a non-televised live event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, forcing Ric Flair to submit to the Sharpshooter. It began the first of five WWE Title reigns for the man who boldly declared, “I’m the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.”