WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart is receiving high praise and well wishes from his fans and his contemporaries in honor of his 64th birthday. After debuting in WWE (then WWF) in 1984, Hart would go on to become one of the most popular performers in professional wrestling by the mid-1990s. He is also known by wrestling fans around the world as the “best there is, the best there was and the best there will ever be.”
On Twitter, there is a swarm of tributes to honor Hart for his birthday. Nattie Neidhart, Hart’s real life niece and daughter of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, wrote in a tweet: “Happy Birthday, Hitman. Thank you for always being there for my dad and for me, unconditionally. You really are the BEST .”
CM Punk posted an image of Hart applying the Sharpshooter to Randy Savage and tweeted, “Congratulations on the best ever @BretHart.”
“Happy Birthday @BretHart,” tweeted JTG, who was half of Cryme Tyme alongside the late wrestler Shad Gaspard. “This was my first time meeting The Hitman. Shad and I went to RAW to meet him (we weren’t even scheduled for the show). Bret signed my book and gave me some of the best advice.”
Lex Luger retweeted footage of their time in the 1994 Royal Rumble match together, saying: “I was so nervous because we both hit the ground at the same time. @BretHart took command and made it happen. His nickname of the best his credit.”
“Happy Birthday Hitman,” tweeted NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis.
And the Calgary Hitmen, the junior hockey league named after Hart’s wrestling name, added in another tweet: “Happy birthday to the best there is, the best there was and the best there will ever be – friend from the team and Calgary’s own @BretHart!”
Many fans also pay tribute to The Hitman on his special day. A very big fan tweeted: “Happy birthday Bret Hart. You are the reason I fell in love with professional wrestling 30 years ago. You taught me that with hard work and dedication you can do anything. I respect you No one comes in the neighbourhood.”
Another tweet added: “I keep hearing that yesterday was Canada Day but I think I speak for everyone when I say today is REAL Canada Day. A Canada Day like you’ve never seen in all your life .Happy Birthday Hitman!!!”
And another fan posted a photo of himself with Bret, writing: “Happy birthday to one of the most incredible people God has ever created – @BretHart! I’m so happy you exist and even happier that I grew up as a Bret Heart fan.”
Hart has since retired from sports entertainment, although he appears sporadically in WWE programming, including a second WWE Hall of Fame induction as a member of The Hart Foundation in 2019. All of his classic matches from both WWE and WCW can be viewed on the streaming service Peacock. . Happy Birthday, Bret “The Hitman” Hart! On Twitter you can see what other fans are saying about The Hitman in honor of his birthday.
Topics: Birthdays, WWE