Written without collaborators and based on decades of tape recordings he made throughout his career, Hitman is Bret Hart's brutally honest, perceptive and startling account of his life in and out of the ring that proves once and for all that great things come in pink tights.
Hart's account of his professional wrestling career is almost literally blow-by-blow, with detailed descriptions of the choreography of many of his most prominent matches in the former World Wrestling Foundation and the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling. (And, yes, he freely admits that the outcomes are determined in advance, while the wrestlers work out the actual moves for themselves.) To hear him tell it, everybody hailed him as "the best damn worker in the business," a storyteller with the comparative artistry of a De Niro. But the manipulative schemes of WWF head Vince McMahon (and several of his colleagues) kept Hart from reaching his full potential as a champion until injuries sidelined him for good. The memoir goes deep into Hart's family history his father was one of the pioneers of the Canadian pro wrestling circuit, and his brothers and brothers-in-law followed him into the business. Wrestling fans will eat up all the backstage drama, but even those who don't care for the shows should be impressed by Hart's meticulous eye for telling detail the bittersweet story that results is simultaneously a celebration and an expos . 32 pages of photos.
Bret Hart has a great story to tell and allows readers and wrestling fans an inside look at his insane life. I wish him peace away from the grief and sadness caused by the dark side of his family, his profession, and his endless losses. He will always be in the top 5 favorite wrestling hero’s of all time.
Good stories but so boring .
Best wrestling book ever written
The best wrestling book I’ve ever read by a guy that put as much care and effort into his line of work as a pro wrestler as he did in his book.