WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart is to be honoured in his home country of Canada with a star on the Canadian Walk Of Fame.
The Canadian Walk Of Fame is a series of stars commemorating the great and good of Canadians that can be found in downtown Toronto, just streets away from the CN Tower.
The Hart family are synonymous with wrestling in Canada and now the most successful among them, Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart can add a star on the Canadian Walk Of Fame to his two WWE Hall Of Fame inductions.
Hart’s wrestling career began in his father Stu’s Stampede Wrestling promotion in their hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He made the giant leap to the World Wrestling Federation in the mid-eighties alongside brother-in-law Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart. The pair were soon put together with Jimmy Hart, forming The Hart Foundation. The team captured the WWF Tag Team Championship on two occasions, the second of those wins coming at SummerSlam 1990 where they defeated Demolition.
Greater success beckoned for Bret Hart when the group split and he captured the WWF Intercontinental Championship at the following year’s SummerSlam from Mr Perfect before recapturing the gold at WrestleMania 8 in a classic encounter with ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. Hart held the title until SummerSlam 1992 in Wembley Stadium, London where he lost to his brother-in-law British Bulldog.
Three months after that loss, Hart captured the biggest prize in wrestling when he won the WWF Championship from Ric Flair at a house show in his native Canada. That was the first of five runs with the WWF Title during a career with the company that saw The Excellence Of Execution headline WrestleMania three times. His run in WWE came to a bitter end at Survivor Series 1997 when he was beaten by Shawn Michaels in highly controversial circumstances in the Montreal Screwjob.
Bret Hart will be joined by other inductees to the Canadian Walk Of Fame in 2021 that include Hollywood megastar Keanu Reeves, Olympic gold medallist Damian Warner, and blues singer Salome Bey. The Gala to celebrate 2021’s inductees including The Best There Is, The Best There Was, And The Best There Ever Will Be is due to be held on December 4th and will air on CTV.