The most dreadful phase in an athlete’s life is the period of retirement. While some venture into various businesses to keep their finances afloat, others take up traditional roles in the industry. In professional wrestling, wrestlers are no strangers to pursuing a career in Hollywood or launching their own FMCG brands.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Bret “Hitman” Hart is jumping into the bar business. The 7-time World Champion took to Twitter earlier today to announce the launch of “Hitman’s Bar” in Calgary next month.
“Join me this February as @hitmansbar in Calgary AB, Canada finally opens! A place to gather, enjoy great meal, live, laugh, and celebrate. Please follow the restaurant & bar at: @hitmansbar Grand opening details: coming soon!!!”
This isn’t the first time that a wrestler has ventured into the F&B business. On New Year’s Eve of 2012, WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan launched “Hogan’s Beach” in Tampa Bay, Florida. In 2020, The Hulkster opened another restaurant named “Hogan’s Hangout” on Clearwater Beach.
Hitman’s Bar is not the first time Bret Hart has dabbled in the world of beverages. In 2018, Calgary’s Village Brewery released a citrus hibiscus ale named, The Village Hitman Citrus Hibiscus Ale.
Bret Hart also recently collaborated with Alberta-based Romero Distilling Co. on a special promotion for their dark rum. A Hitman-themed drink also comes from the house of Mockery Brewing Co. in Denver, CO. The drink is called “Brett The Hopman Tart,” a Tart Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sour IPA.
In 2019, The Hitman made a surprise special appearance at AEW’s inaugural pay-per-view, Double or Nothing, to unveil the AEW World Championship. The Hitman could be among the WWE Legends and Hall of Famers appearing on the upcoming RAW 30th Anniversary special.
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