WWE Hall of Famer Health Update
It is with great sadness that we bring the news, former WWE Champion and 2006 Hall of Famer, Bret Hart has being diagnosed with prostate cancer. The Hitman took to his Instagram account to break the news to his fans;
It is with great remorse that I feel compelled to speak truthfully to my friends, family and my millions of fans around the world. In the past few years, I’ve spent more than enough time paying the price for all those years trying to be the best there ever was as a professional wrestler. I executed excellently and my proudest claim was that I never seriously hurt or injured another wrestler in my 23 year career. I’ve paid a price for all that “fake” wrestling … Mark Helprin wrote: “We are all perfect clocks that Divinity has set to ticking when, even before birth, the heart explodes into a lifelong dance.” I’ve had a great lifelong dance and I’m a survivor of many hard battles. I now face my toughest battle. With hesitation and fear, I openly declare myself in my fight against prostate cancer. In the next few days, I will undergo surgery with the hope of defeating this nemesis once and for all. My fans have always looked upon me as a hero and I’ve always done my best to live up to that in and out of the ring. I beat the odds when I suffered my stroke in 2002, but it is now yet again, that I … stand unafraid and face the tough road ahead of me, I will march toward this destiny with his spirit chanting in my ear. I make a solemn vow to all of those that once believed in me, the dead and the living, that I will wage my fearsome fight against cancer with one shield and one sword carrying my determination and my fury for life, emboldened by all the love that’s kept me going this long already. Love is my weapon and I’ve got much of it around me all the time, for which I’m truly blessed and eternally grateful. My children, grandchildren, and my loving wife Steph have been and will constantly be at my side. I refuse to lose, I will never give in or give up, and I will win this battle or die trying. Most important of all, I hope can take the fight to prostate cancer. To be a leader in awareness and to set the example for men everywhere who find themselves in my very same shoes, that prostate cancer can be beaten. B x
Bret is one of the many children of the illustrious Hart family, having being trained by his legendary father Stu Hart in the infamous Dungeon. Hart made his WWE debut in the mid-1980s as part of The Hart Foundation, before flowering into singles competition in 1991 including a legendary battle with Mr. Perfect and The British Bulldog for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam 1991 and 1992 respectively. He later went onto become to WWE Champion, and one of the faces of the WWE throughout The New Generation Era, which included epic battles with Owen Hart, Bob Backlund and Shawn Michaels to name but a few. In late 1996, he engaged in a bitter feud with rising star Stone Cold Steve Austin. He later departed the WWE in November 1997, following the controversial events of the Survivor Series 1997.
He would soon reemerge in WCW, but never floundered in the success he had enjoyed in the WWE. Whilst he held the WCW United States and World Championships, his brother Owen Hart dying in May 1999 would be a turning point in his career. He would later suffer a career ending injury at Starrcade 1999 in a match with Bill Goldberg. After a 13 year exile, he would later reemerge in the WWE in January 2010. He engaged in a bitter feud with Vince McMahon culminating in a match at WrestleMania XXVI, which Hart won with the assistance of his family as lumberjacks. Afterwards, he has continued to make sporadic in the WWE to this day.
Here at Wrestling’s Dirty Deeds, we would like to wish Bret the absolute best in his battle ahead and thank him for everything he has done past and present, but will also continue to contribute in the future.
GET WELL SOON BRET!!!
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