Bret Hart is considered by many to be the best technical wrestler and one of the biggest names in the history of the discipline, the most popular in the world in the mid-nineties. A member of the legendary Hart family and second-generation wrestlers, Bret has an amateur wrestler background, having fought at Ernest Manning High School and Mount Royal College.
Along with his historical nickname, "Hitman", Hart was also known as "The Excellence of Execution", "The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Ever Will Be" and "The Pink and Black Attack"
Hart has won titles in five decades, from 1970 to 2010, with a total of thirty-two reigns throughout his career and in particular seventeen between WWF/WWE and WCW. He is a seven-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship five times and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice.
He was WWF Champion more than any other wrestler during the 1990s, with a total of 654 days as a champion, and was the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion to be born outside the United States. He also holds the record of reigns as the WCW / WWE United States Champion and was the second WWF Triple Crown Champion and the fifth (with Goldberg) WCW Triple Crown Champion, becoming the first wrestler to obtain such recognition in both the WWF and the WCW.
In the first episode of his Confessions Of The Hitman series, he discussed his feud with Owen Hart in WWE.
Bret Hart on his brother Owen
“I remember I didn’t want to do it. They came to me with the idea and I was like, they ran it by me and I said, ‘first of all, I can only do it with Owen if I do this.
And, I want to think about it overnight because I don’t know if I want to fight my own brother.’ I remember talking to my mom and saying, ‘this is what they’re thinking.’ I think she started crying on the phone being so disappointing, [saying] ‘I hope not’ and everything.
I remember telling my mom, ‘but Owen needs a break!’. I needed to do this for Owen, so he could show everybody that he’s better than they give him credit for. They didn’t understand how good of a talent Owen was" - Bret Hart said.
“I said, ‘I don’t mind doing it, but these are the conditions. I’m the boss, not Vince. If I decide we’re not doing it, we’re not doing it. It’s not about what they tell us to do. I’m in control of what I’m doing.
You have to be with me. You can’t ever be used as a weapon against me. You have to always side with me with everything as we go down this road. I’m in charge and I’ll protect both of us. You just need to stick with me no matter what.
I’ll take care of everything. The other thing,’ I said, ‘we don’t ride together. We don’t travel together. We don’t room together. From now on, once this thing happens, we are at war and there’s nothing worse than after a match, us flying home together. It makes it all seem like a big show" - he concluded.