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Wrestling Legends Set to Elbow Drop Alamo City Comic Con

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SA broke Hart’s heart, twice

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Present and potentially future pro wrestling hall of famers will be laying smackdowns on their fans at the Alamo City Comic Con. Legends Bret Hart, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, Buff Bagwell, Scott Norton, Virgil and Super-Mex Shawn Hernandez will be signing autographs and taking photos during the three day convention at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Each legend on hand has significantly impacted the wrestling industry.

From Calgary, Alberta, Hart, son of fellow wrestling legend Stu Hart, captivated fans in World Wrestling Entertainment, then World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling with his no-nonsense technical wrestling skills and pink-and-black attire. After muscle-built icons Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior left the WWF, Hart became the new face of the franchise when he defeated Nature Boy Ric Flair for his first of five WWF Heavyweight Championships. He was also one of the WWF’s Triple Crown winners, claiming the Intercontinental and Tag Team Championships as well.

But Hart would experience heartbreak in San Antonio and from an SA native during his WWF tenure. “The Excellence of Execution” lost his second WWF title to Bob Backlund at the 1994 Survivor Series at Freeman Coliseum. Hart also lost the prestigious title twice to SA’s Shawn Michaels. After losing to real-life rival Michaels the second time at Survivor Series 1997, Hart exited the company after a bitter dispute with owner Vince McMahon over the match’s finish.

He signed with WCW a month later and won the heavyweight title there twice.

A super kick to the head by WCW star Bill Goldberg during a world title match in 1999 resulted in a concussion, and ultimately, the end of Hart’s illustrious career. He retired from the ring in 2000. The man who called himself “the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be” was not forgotten after reluctantly leaving the spotlight. After making peace with McMahon over the Survivor Series controversy, Hart was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2010, Hart returned to WWE during its Monday Night Raw broadcast to make peace with Michaels and to feud on air with McMahon, culminating in a match between the two at Wrestlemania 26, which Hart won. He occasionally makes appearances on WWE television and at local wrestling promotions around the world.

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