Bret Hart's long awaited auto biography will be released in the U.S on
"Hitman: My Real Life In The Cartoon World Of Wrestling"
In his own words, Bret Hart's honest, perceptive, startling
account of his life in and out of the pro wrestling ring.
The sixth-born son of the pro wrestling dynasty founded by Stu
Hart and his elegant wife, Helen, Bret Hart is a Canadian icon. As a
teenager, he could have been an amateur wrestling Olympic contender,
but instead he turned to the family business, climbing into the ring
for his dad's western circuit, Stampede Wrestling. From his early
twenties until he retired at 43, Hart kept an audio diary, recording
stories of the wrestling life, the relentless travel, the practical
jokes, the sex and drugs, and the real rivalries (as opposed to the
staged ones). The result is an intimate, no-holds-barred account that
will keep readers, not just wrestling fans, riveted.
Hart achieved superstardom in pink tights, and won multiple
wrestling belts in multiple territories, for both the WWF (now the
WWE) and WCW. But he also paid the price in betrayals (most famously
by Vince McMahon, a man he had served loyally); in tragic deaths,
including the loss of his brother Owen, who died when a stunt went
terribly wrong; and in his own massive stroke, most likely resulting
from a concussion he received in the ring, and from which, with the
spirit of a true champion, he has battled back.
Widely considered by his peers as one of the business's best
technicians and workers, Hart describes pro wrestling as part dancing,
part acting, and part dangerous physical pursuit. He is proud that in
all his years in the ring he never seriously hurt a single wrestler,
yet did his utmost to deliver to his fans an experience as credible as
it was exciting. He also records the incredible toll the business
takes on its workhorses: he estimates that twenty or more of the
wrestlers he was regularly matched with have died young, weakened by
their own coping mechanisms, namely drugs, alcohol, and steroids. That
toll included his own brother-in-law, Davey Boy Smith. No one has ever
written about wrestling like Bret Hart. No one has ever lived a life
like Bret Hart's.
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