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 record of the reign as WCW / WWE United States Champion and was the second WWF Triple Crown Champion and 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 (jointly 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). In an interview with Fightful, Bret Hart revealed that he once pitched Eric Bischoff about having a cat in his corner in WCW.
Bret Hart reveals that he once pitched Eric Bischoff about having a cat
“I had nothing to talk about.
I’m going out and I’m ranting about WCW fans, they have no respect. I’m sitting there going, ‘What else do I got to say? I don’t have anything to say. I don’t know who I’m fighting or where I’m going, what I’m doing.’ I remember I got really frustrated, I went out and talked about my cat.
I talked about my cat was my only fan, Smokey the cat. My cat was named Smokey. But, I remember it was the stupidest interview ‘cause I had nothing to talk about. It was almost sarcastic to make it clear to Bischoff in the back, ‘I don’t have anything to talk about.’ The best I can come up with is my cat.
I just remember when I came back to the dressing room, Eric Bischoff goes, ‘I loved the part about the cat.’ He goes, ‘I loved it.’ I remember scratching my head and thinking, ‘For the money, these guys are paying me, they’ve sure got some stupid people here.’ I actually remember giving him an idea about the cat, putting the cat carrier and having the cat in my corner all the time.
He said he loved it. It never went anywhere, like everything in WCW. Yeah. I actually had an idea where the cat, I’d have a real cat all the time in my corner, and then for one of the matches I would put a stuffed toy cat in my cat carrier and I would have a zipper on it.
I would stick the insides of the cat with a brick and then when I was in peril in the match I would reach in, say, a Boston crab or something like that, or some kind of a hold where I’m in jeopardy. I would open my cage door, reach through, grab the cat by the tail, swing it and hit the wrestler over the head with the brick and win the match with a stuffed cat with a brick.
But, I remember it was almost like a rib to see if they would just do it. Actually, to be honest, it would have been better than anything they did have me do at that time. Anyway, that never came to fruition. Sometimes you gotta just makeup stuff on the go all the time" - Bret Hart said.