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The Hart Truth: Why Bret "Hitman" Hart is the Greatest Wrestler Ever

When you think about wrestling's all-time greats, there are a few names that always come up – Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena. But let's be real, folks. None of those guys can hold a candle to the excellence of Bret "Hitman" Hart.

Born in 1957 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Bret Hart was a technician's technician. He was a master of the mat, with a grappling style that was both beautiful and brutal at the same time. And let's not forget those iconic ring entrances – who can forget the sound of "Hitman" echoing through the arena?

But what really sets Bret apart is his dedication to the art of wrestling itself. Unlike some of the flashier performers out there, Hart was a true student of the game, always looking for ways to improve and push himself to new heights. And it shows in his work – he had a signature move that was both devastating (the Sharpshooter) and impressive (the Piledriver). Not to mention his trusty Backbreaker, which could leave opponents reeling.

And yet, despite all this excellence, Bret Hart is often overlooked when it comes to the "best of all time" conversation. Maybe it's because he wasn't always the flashiest guy in the ring – he was more about finesse and strategy than showmanship and pyrotechnics. Or maybe it's because he never had a long-term feud with someone like Hogan or Austin, which would have given him more visibility.

But let me tell you, folks – Bret Hart is the real deal. He was a 4-time WWF Champion (now WWE), and his feuds with guys like Owen Hart, Yokozuna, and Diesel are some of the greatest in wrestling history. And don't even get me started on his legendary match against Steve Austin at WrestleMania XIII – it's widely considered one of the best matches ever.

So next time you're watching an old-school wrestling tape or flipping through a WWE Network archive, take a minute to appreciate the Hitman. He may not be as flashy as some of the other legends out there, but he's definitely the real deal. And if you don't like it, well... that's just the Excellence of Execution talking.