Career History of Bret "The Hitman" Hart

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The following is a timeline for Bret Hart's WCW and WWE career. Listed are every PPV match (excluding Battle Royales in which he was not involved in the finale) and title change that he has been involved in. Bolded items represent title victories while italicized items represent title losses.

1986

  • 4/7 WrestleMania 2: Andre the Giant won a battle royal featuring several NFL players by last eliminating Bret Hart
  • 11/29 Saturday Night’s Main Event: The Killer Bees beat The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart)

1987

  • 1/26: The Hart Foundation won the World Tag Team Championship from the British Bulldogs
  • 2/21 SNME: The Hart Foundation beat Tito Santana & Danny Spivey
  • 3/29 WrestleMania III: Danny Davis & The Hart Foundation beat The British Bulldogs & Tito Santana
  • 5/2 SNME: The British Bulldogs beat Champs the Hart Foundation. Since one of the falls was by DQ, the Hart Foundation keeps the titles.
  • 10/3 SNME: The Hart Foundation beat Paul Roma & Jim Powers
  • 10/27: The Hart Foundation lost the tag team titles to Tito Santana & Rick Martel
  • 11/26 Survivor Series: The Killer Bees, Young Stallions, Strike Force, Rougeau Brothers, & British Bulldogs beat The Dream Team, Demolition, The Islanders, The Bolshevicks, & Tag Team Champs The Hart Foundation
  • 11/28 SNME: lost to Randy Savage

1988

  • 2/5 The Main Event: Tag Team Champs Strike Force beat The Hart Foundation (only the beginning of the match was shown due to time constraints
  • 3/27 WrestleMania IV: Bad News Brown won a battle royal by last eliminating Bret Har
  • 8/29 SummerSlam: The Hart Foundation lost to Tag Team Champions Demolition
  • 10/29 SNME: The Hart Foundation lost to Tag Team Champions Demolition
  • 11/24 Survivor Series The Powers of Pain, The Rockers, The Young Stallions, The British Bulldogs, & The Hart Foundation beat Tag Champs Demolition, The Rogeau Brothers, The Brain Busters, The Bolsheviks, & Los Conquistadores

1989

  • 1/15 Royal Rumble: Best of three falls: The Hart Foundation & Jim Duggan beat Dino Bravo, The Rougeau Brothers 2 falls to 1
  • 4/2 WrestleMania V: The Hart Foundation beat Greg Valentine & The Honky Tonk Man
  • 8/2 SummerSlam: The Brain Busters bet The Hart Foundation
  • 11/23 Survivor Series: Randy Savage, Dino Bravo, Earthquake, & Greg Valentine beat Jim Duggan, Bret Hart, Ronnie Garvin, & Hercules

1990

  • 4/1 WrestleMania VI: The Hart Foundation beat The Bolsheviks
  • 4/28 SNME: The Hart Foundation & The Rockers fought to a double-DQ
  • 8/27 SummerSlam: The Hart Foundation won the World Tag Team Championship from Demolition
  • 11/22 Survivor Series: The Undertaker, Ted DiBiase, Honky Tonk Man & Greg Valentine beat Dusty Rhodes, The Hart Foundation, & Koko B. Ware

1991

  • 3/24 WrestleMania VII: The Hart Foundation lost the tag team titles to the Nasty Boys
  • 4/27 SNME: fought to a double count-out against Ted DiBiase
  • 8/26 SummerSlam: beat Curt Hennig to win the Intercontinental Championship
  • 11/27 SummerSlam: Ric Flair, The Mountie, Ted DiBiase & The Warlord beat Bret Hart, Roddy Piper, Virgil, & Davey Boy Smith
  • 12/3 Tuesday in Texas: beat Skinner

1992

  • 1/17: lost the Intercontinental Championship to The Mountie
  • 4/5 WrestleMania VIII: won the Intercontinental Championship from Roddy Piper
  • 8/29 SummerSlam: lost the Intercontinental Championship to the British Bulldog
  • 10/12: beat Ric Flair to become the WWE Champion
  • 11/14 SNME: beat Papa Shango
  • 11/25 Survivor Series: beat Shawn Michaels

1993

  • 1/24 Royal Rumble: beat Razor Ramon
  • 4/4 WrestleMania IX: lost the WWE Title to Yokozuna
  • 6/13 King of the Ring: beat Razor Ramon
  • 6/13 King of the Ring: beat Curt Hennig
  • 6/13 King of the Ring: beat Bam Bam Bigelow in the tournament final
  • 8/30 SummerSlam: beat Doink by DQ
  • 8/30 SummerSlam: lost to Jerry Lawler by reverse decision
  • 11/24 Survivor Series: Bret, Owen, Keith, & Bruce Hart beat Shawn Michaels (replacing Jerry Lawler) & The Black, Blue & Red Knights

1994

  • 1/22 Royal Rumble: Tag Team Champions The Quebecers beat Owen & Bret Hart when the ref decided that Bret Hart was to injured to continue
  • 1/22 Royal Rumble: Bret Hart & Lex Luger were declared co-winners of the Royal Rumble when it was determined they were eliminated at the same time.
  • 3/20 WrestleMania X: lost to Owen Hart
  • 3/20 WrestleMania X: beat Yokozuna to regain the WWE Championship
  • 6/19 King of the Ring: lost to Diesel by DQ
  • 8/29 SummerSlam: beat Owen Hart in a steel cage match
  • 11/23 Survivor Series: lost the WWE Championship to Bob Backlund when Bret's mother, Helen, threw in the title for her son

1995

  • 4/2 WrestleMania XI: beat Bob Backlund in an I-Quit Match
  • 5/14 In Your House 1: beat Hakushi
  • 6/25 King of the Ring: beat Jerry Lawler in a Kiss My Foot Match
  • 8/27 SummerSlam: beat Isaac Yankem by DQ
  • 9/24 IYH 3: beat Jean-Pierre LaFitte
  • 11/19 Survivor Series: beat Diesel in a No DQ or Count Out Match to win the WWE Championship
  • 12/17 IYH 5: beat Davey Boy Smith

1996

  • 1/21 Royal Rumble: lost to the Undertaker by DQ
  • 2/18 IYH 6: beat Diesel in a Steel Cage Match
  • 3/31 WrestleMania XII: lost the WWE Championship to Shawn Michaels in a 60-Minute Iron Man Match
  • 11/17 Survivor Series: beat Steve Austin
  • 12/15 IYH: It’s Time: lost to WWE Champion Sid

1997

  • 1/19 Royal Rumble: Steve Austin won the Rumble by last eliminating Bret Hart who had previously eliminated Austin but the refs didn’t see that elimination
  • 2/16 IYH: Final Four: Bret Hart won the vacant WWE Championship in a 4-Way Elimination Match that also featured Steve Austin, the Undertaker, and Vader
  • 2/17 RAW: lost the WWE Championship to Sid
  • 3/23 WrestleMania 13: beat Steve Austin in a Submission Match
  • 4/20 IYH: Revenge of the Taker: lost to Steve Austin by DQ
  • 7/9 IYH: Canadian Stampede: The Hart Foundation beat Steve Austin, Goldust, Ken Shamrock & The Road Warriors
  • 8/3 SummerSlam: beat the Undertaker to win the WWE Championship in a match that featured Shawn Michaels as the referee
  • 9/7 IYH: Ground Zero: beat the Patriot
  • 10/5 IYH: Bad Blood: Flag Match: Bret Hart & Davey Boy Smith beat Vader & The Patriot
  • 11/9 Survivor Series: lost the WWE Championship to Shawn Michaels
  • 12/28 Starrcade: Larry Zbysko beat Eric Bischoff. Bret Hart was a special guest referee.

1998

  • 1/24 Souled Out: beat Ric Flair
  • 3/15 Uncensored: beat Curt Hennig by DQ
  • 5/17 Slambore: beat Randy Savage by DQ
  • 6/14 Great American Bash: Hollywood Hogan & Bret Hart beat Randy Savage & Roddy Piper
  • 7/20 Nitro: won the vacant U.S. Title by beating Dallas Page
  • 8/10 Nitro: lost the U.S. Title to Lex Luger
  • 8/13 Thunder: regained the U.S. Title from Lex Luger
  • 9/13 Fall Brawl: War Games: Dallas Page won the match for Team WCW (Page, Piper & Warrior) beat Team Hollywood (Hogan, Hart, & Stevie Ray) & Team Wolfpac (Sting, Luger, & Nash)
  • 10/25 Halloween Havoc: beat Sting
  • 10/26 Nitro: lost the U.S. Title to Dallas Page
  • 11/22 World War 3: lost to U.S. Champion Dallas Page
  • 11/30 Nitro: regained the U.S. Title from Dallas Page

1999

  • 2/8: lost the U.S. title to Roddy Piper
  • 10/25 Nitro: won the U.S. Title from Goldberg
  • 11/8 Nitro: Scott Hall won a ladder match against Champion Bret Hart, Sid, & Goldberg to win the U.S. Championship
  • 11/21 Mayhem: beat Sting
  • 11/21 Mayhem: beat Chris Benoit in a tournament final to win the vacant WCW Championship
  • 12/9 Thunder: w/ Bill Goldberg won the WCW Tag Team Championship from Ron & Don Harris
  • 12/16 Thunder: w/ Bill Goldberg lost the WCW Tag Team Championship to Scott Hall & Kevin Nash
  • 12/19 Starrcade: beat Bill Goldberg in a No DQ Match. Bret suffered a career-ending concussion in this match.
  • 12/20 Nitro: vacated the WCW Championship due to the controversial ending of his match the night before with Goldberg
  • 12/20 Nitro: beat Goldberg to reclaim the WCW Championship

2000

  • 1/16 Nitro: the WCW title was declared vacant due to the career-ending injury Bret suffered

2010

  • 3/28 WrestleMania XXVI: beat Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred Match
  • 5/17 RAW: won the US Championship from the Miz in a No DQ/No Count Out Match
  • 5/24 RAW: vacated the US Championship
  • 8/15 SummerSlam: Team WWE (John Cena, Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, Edge, John Morrison, R-Truth, and Daniel Bryan) beat The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Darren Young, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, and Skip Sheffield) in an Elimination Match

Sources

  • Pro wrestling Illustrated Almanac
  • WWE.com
  • Online World of Wrestling.com