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Bret Hart

Bret Sergeant Hart is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, amateur wrestler and actor. A member of the Hart wrestling family and a second-generation wrestler, he has an amateur wrestling background, wrestling at Ernest Manning High School and Mount Royal College. A major international draw within professional wrestling, he has been credited with changing the perception of mainstream North-American professional wrestling in the early 1990s by bringing technical in-ring performance to the fore. Hart is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. For most of his career, he used the nickname "Hitman". Hart joined his father Stu Hart's promotion Stampede Wrestling in 1976 as a referee and made his in-ring debut in 1978, he gained championship success during the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation, where he helmed The Hart Foundation stable. He left for World Championship Wrestling following the controversial "Montreal Screwjob" in November 1997, where he remained until October 2000.

Having been inactive from in-ring competition since January 2000, owing to a December 1999 concussion, he retired in October 2000, shortly after his departure from the company. He returned to sporadic in-ring competition from 2010–2011 with WWE, where he won his final championship, headlined the 2010 SummerSlam event, served as the general manager of Raw. Throughout his career, Hart headlined WrestleMania IX, X, XII, participated in the main event of Starrcade 1997 and 1999 – as a special enforcer and referee in the former. Hart has held championships in five decades from the 1970s to the 2010s, with a total of 32 held throughout his career, 17 held between the WWF/WWE and WCW. Among other accolades, he is a five-time WWF World Heavyweight Champion and a two-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Hart has most combined days as WWF World Heavyweight Champion during the 1990s, was the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion born outside the United States, he is the second WWF Triple Crown Champion and fifth WCW Triple Crown Champion, the first man to win both the WWF and WCW Triple Crown Championships.

Hart is the 1994 Royal Rumble match winner, the only two-time King of the Ring, winning the 1991 tournament and the first King of the Ring pay-per-view in 1993. Stone Cold Steve Austin, with whom Hart headlined multiple pay-per-view events as part of an acclaimed rivalry from 1996 to 1997, inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2006. In 2019, Hart became one of four people to enter the WWE Hall of Fame twice, when he was inducted again as a member of The Hart Foundation, with brother-in-law Jim Neidhart. Outside of wrestling Hart has appeared in numerous films and television shows such as The Simpsons as well as featuring in several documentaries, both about himself and others about his family or the wrestling industry in general. Hart helped found and lent his name to the major junior ice hockey team the Calgary Hitmen, has written two biographies along with a weekly column for the Calgary Sun for over a decade. After his retirement, Hart has spent much of his time on charitable efforts concerning stroke recovery and cancer awareness since his personal experiences with the two.

The eighth child of wrestling patriarch Stu Hart and his wife Helen, Bret Hart was born in Calgary, Alberta into the Hart wrestling family. He is of Greek descent through Irish through his maternal grandfather, his father was of Scots-Irish descent but had Scottish and English ancestry. Hart is a dual citizen of the United States since his mother Helen was born in New York. Hart has stated that he considers himself to be North American and that he is proud of his U. S. and Canadian nationality. His maternal grandfather was long-distance runner Harry Smith. Hart grew up in a household with eleven siblings, seven brothers Smith, Keith, Dean and Owen, as well as four sisters, Georgia and Diana; as a child he was the closest with his older brother Dean, the nearest to him in age of all his older brothers, being three years his senior. Together they would fight with Bret's two older sisters, two years older, Georgia, one year older. Hart's family were non-denominational Christians, but he and all of his siblings were baptized by a local Catholic priest.

Hart spent the vast majority of his childhood in the Hart family mansion, owned by his father. During one period his father was housing a bear known as Terrible Ted chained under the building, the bear had had all of its teeth removed and Hart would sometimes as a young child let the bear lick ice cream off his toes since he thought it was a good way to keep them clean, his introduction to professional wrestling came at an early age. As a child, he witnessed his father training future wrestlers like Billy Graham in the Dungeon, his household basement which served as a training room. Before school, Hart's father a wrestling promoter, had him hand out fliers to local wrestling shows. In the 1998 documentary Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows, Hart reflected on his father's discipline, describing how Stu uttered morbid words while inflicting excruciating submission holds that left broken blood vessels in Bret's eyes. Hart claimed. Hart's first work in wrestling involved pulling out lucky numbers out of a metal box during intermission at the Stampede Wrestling shows when he was four years old.

When he got older he would sell programs to the shows, something all Hart's seven b

2007–08 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa

The 2007–08 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa is an A1 Grand Prix race, held on 24 February 2008 at the Durban street circuit in Durban, South Africa. This is the seventh meeting in the 2007-08 A1 Grand Prix season. A1 Team New Zealand and France lead the championship by 96 points each other. Portugal replace for the rest of the season, their lead driver João Urbano by the newcomer Filipe Albuquerque. For Czech Republic, it was Josef Král. Bruno Junqueira and rookie Alexandre Negrão will return for Brazil this weekend as race driver and rookie driver like it was in the 2006-07 season. Loïc Duval was the race driver despite his commitment in Formula Nippon this season. Nicolas Prost ran the Rookie sessions, Jonathan Cochet the Friday practice session and Loïc Duval the Saturday afternoon practice and the both Sunday races traveling from Japan during the Friday to Saturday night. Therefore, 3 different drivers from the same team, take part on the race weekend. A1 Team Greece engage 3 different drivers on the 2006-07, Netherlands but only 2 ran.

On the Saturday morning free practice, Narain Karthikeyan was injured after hitting the tyre barriers at the exit of the second turn. The Indian Rookie driver Parthiva Sureshwaren replaces its lead driver, Narain Karthikeyan, who have participate in one run in each Sprint and Feature qualifying sessions putting India in 9th and 17th positions on the starting grids. Parthiva Sureshwaren will muster start from the back of the grid because he did not take part of the qualifying sessions. During the Sprint Qualification 1, Jonny Reid spin out and a red flag stop the session. Only Six teams have done hot laps: Germany, Pakistan, Australia and Indonesia. In the Sprint Qualification 2, Adrian Zaugg have no time. South Africa starts from the back of the grid for the Sunday Sprint race. France take only the 17th. Adam Carroll isn't able to make a hot lap due to fuel pump problem; the home South African team realize only the 15th position for the Feature race grid because of electrical glitch and traffic problems during its qualification laps.

= Narain Karthikeyan had qualified the car for India but was injured and replaced by Parthiva Sureshwaren for the balance of the race meet, incurring a penalty of being sent to the rear of the field for the driver change. It is a sunny 28 °C weather for the Sprint race. India start from the back of the grid because they have replaced their lead driver between qualifying and race sessions. John Martin was in hospital overnight suffering from dehydration but he takes part of both races. Canada take the lead on start and during the first lap, New Zealand damage its nose on Robert Wickens's car and was forced to pit for repairs. Brazil fail and damage its nose too; the order is Canada, Great Britain, Brazil, Netherlands and Australia for 8th. France starting from 17th is 13th. In lap 5, Brazil fight China, now behind, for 4th, but Bruno Junqueira's front wing is too much damaged and he slows targeting pits to change the car's nose. In lap 7, Neel Jani is just behind the second, Oliver Jarvis. Adrian Zaugg is now 14th in lap 8, starting second from last.

Bruno Junqueira crashes out in Turn 5/6 chicane hitting the wall and the car is stuck out on track. The Safety car is out until lap 11. Michael Ammermüller hit Jeroen Bleekemolen on final corner and both cars retire but the incident brought out the red flag. For causing this avoidable collision, Germany was excluded from its 6th; the final order is Canada behind Great Britain, China, Australia, Mexico, Malaysia and USA. New Zealand with Jonny Reid score the bonus point for the fastest lap, its a 32 °C when Switzerland take the lead of the race after starting from pole position. China and Portugal collide in first lap and Cong Fu Cheng is stuck in the wall meanwhile Filipe Albuquerque is launched into the air; the Safety car is out. China, Lebanon, USA, Mexico and South Africa goes in pit for minors repairs each other. On lap 4, the safety car is on and the order is Switzerland behind New Zealand, Great Britain, Netherlands, France and Ireland. In the first corner again, on lap 4, Australia hits Germany, who spin, Ireland.

John Martin and Adam Carroll are stuck on the track. France passes without damages. Indonesia piles into Germany and Pakistan into Indonesia, the three teams retire. Safety car is out again. Before the Safety car is on, on lap 9, many drivers get into pits to minors repairs. In lap 10, the first mandatory pit stop is possible. Jonny Reid make a long stop changing his front wing because of a collision into pits with David Garza Perez. South Africa have a slow pit stop due to sticking wheel and France gain some places staying out more time than its rivals. In lap 13, New Zealand receive a drive-through penalty for his collision with Mexico. Lebanon gets a drive-through penalty in lap 15. After the first mandatory stop, Switzerland lead Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, Malaysia, Brazil and China. Ireland receive a drive-through penalty in lap 18. Loïc Duval and Oliver Jarvis fight for 3rd while Cong Fu Cheng get by Edoardo Piscopo in lap 23 for ninth. In the next lap, Czech Republic run and reach the pits.

USA retire in pits. China passes now Brazil for eighth and South Africa, started from 15th ent

2012 Trading Post Perth Challenge

The 2012 Trading Post Perth Challenge was a motor racing event for the Australian sedan-based V8 Supercars. It was the fourth event of the 2012 International V8 Supercars Championship, featuring Races 7, 8 & 9; the unusual three race format is a staple of the Barbagallo Raceway event, in part caused by the different timezone of Western Australia compared to eastern states. It was held on the weekend of 4 -- 6 May in Perth, Western Australia, it was the first time the series utilised the new pitlane on the infield of the circuit as opposed to the original one on the outside of the circuit. The meeting saw a clean sweep of race wins by the Ford Performance Racing team. Mark Winterbottom won Saturday's Race 5 of the championship, while Sunday's two races were both won by Will Davison, the third and final race saw Davison on tyres no longer capable of sustaining front running speed being caught by Winterbottom and Jamie Whincup of the Triple Eight Race Engineering team. Davison won as his team-mate Winterbottom snuck past Whincup on the last lap to defuse the hostile challenge from the Holden driver.

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