Bret Hart won titles in five decades, from 1970 to 2010, with a total of thirty-two kingdoms throughout his career and most notably 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 champion, and was the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion to be born outside the United States. He also holds the reigns record as 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 achieve such recognition in both WWF and WCW.
He was also the winner of the Royal Rumble in 1994 (ex aequo with Lex Luger) and the only two-time WWE King of the Ring in history, having won the tournament in 1991 and 1993 (which by the way was the first edition broadcast in pay-per-view).
His WrestleMania score is thirteen participations: 8 wins and 5 losses (1986 - 2010). Bret Hart discussed his experiences working with Hulk Hogan early in their careers and more on the latest episode of his paid Confessions of the Hitman series.
Bret Hart on Hulk Hogan
“I knew Hulk Hogan from Japan. I wrestled him in Atlanta, Georgia when I first started. I actually helped him a lot when he first started with wrestling. I worked with him every night. We’d wrestle for about 30 seconds and then I’d lost in a bear hug.
He didn’t know how to do anything! I think at that time he could barely walk into the ring and he didn’t know how to hit the ropes or anything. It’s easy stuff to do strongman stuff. It’s like, pretty elementary stuff.
Hulk Hogan could do a good bodyslam, a good clothesline, and a bear hug. And that’s his match back then anyway. And he improved slightly by the time he got to WWE" - Bret Hart said. “I remember trying to get him to come up to Calgary and he’d always tell me through his career when I was in [WWE], he’d always tell me, ‘I wished I had gone up to Calgary now.
That’s what I’m missing. I don’t have the wrestling skills like you guys got.’ To be honest, we had to work harder and it made us better wrestlers. I remember me and Dynamite Kid, in a million ways, we were far superior wrestlers than many of the wrestlers who were big names then, but on the talking part, we couldn’t even lace their boots up.
I remember Hogan would give me goosebumps up my arms when I’m sitting in the room listening to him about the pythons and the ‘let me tell you something, brother" - he added.