When Bret Hart entered the WWF in the mid-80s, he didn’t have a lot of experience cutting intricate promos. During this time, Hart began wearing his signature mirrored sunglasses, initially to conceal his nervousness during promos. Little did he know that just a few years later, they would be part of his look as the WWF World Champion.
As Hart elevated to singles success, one of his trademarks became those unique set of shades, which were sort of a ‘mirrored visor’ style. Within time, one of his gimmicks would be to give the pair he was wearing to a young fan at ringside.
The trend eventually sparked the sunglasses being made a part of the company’s merchandising machine.