Wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer BBret ‘The Hitman’ Hart is officially the first professional wrestler to be inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame. On his personal Instagram account, Hart shared a video revealing all of the members this year, and they will all be officially honored with a ceremony in December. Hart is among the names listed that “have had a significant impact in Canada and around the world.”
In the caption, Hart says: “I can finally announce how excited and honored I am to be a member of the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto. I know that many people over the years have pushed hard for this, and I thank everyone for your support. What makes this honor especially sweet is that I will be the first professional wrestler to be inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame, and I hope this opens the door for other great Canadian wrestlers who have proudly represented their country. recognized and honored too. Congratulations also to my fellow guests and honorees. “
John wick and Matrix Star Keanu Reeves is also among the members of Bret Hart, having grown up in Toronto before becoming a global superstar. Some of the other names included include Ajay Virmani, Salome Bey, Jully Black, Bruce Cockburn, Romeo Dallaire, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Graham Greene, Serena Ryder, Damian Warner, and the Banting team, Best, Macleod, and Collip.
Bret “The Hitman” Hart, a native of Calgary, Alberta, is described by the Canadian Walk of Fame as “a member of the Hart family of wrestlers and a second-generation professional wrestler with amateur wrestling experience. The eighth Son of the patriarch of wrestling, Stu Hart and his wife Helen, Bret grew up in a household with eleven other brothers, seven brothers and four sisters, including the late Owen Hart. A major international superstar within professional wrestling, he was has taken credit for changing the mainstream perception of North America. professional wrestling in the early 1990s by bringing in-ring technical performances to the forefront. Bret is widely regarded as one of the best wrestlers professionals of all time “.
In the 1990s, Bret Hart essentially served as the face of World Wrestling Entertainment until he left the company in 1997 to compete as a main event star at World Championship Wrestling. He retired in 2000 after a career-ending concussion. He was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2006 as a solo artist. Hart received a second induction as part of The Hart Foundation tag team with the late Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart in the Class of 2019.
Hart has also delved into acting, including a much-remembered guest appearance as himself on a classic episode of The Simpsons. In the late 1990s and 2000s, he made appearances on the sketch comedy series. Mad tv, where he played a laugh feud with Will Sasso. This later culminated in a match in WCW Monday Nitro where Hart fought Sasso as part of a crossover. In Hart’s post announcing his Walk of Fame induction, Sasso commented, “CONGRATULATIONS, BRET !!”
Guests and honorees will be celebrated at the Annual Canada Walk of Fame Awards Gala at Toronto’s Beanfield Center on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The event will be broadcast on CTV. You can get more information on the official website of Canada Walk of Fame.