No one is universally to blame, and no one is completely in the right. The company was already struggling, and it would’ve done considerable damage. accessing this website. months, you will be asked to provide consent again. This includes internet protocol (IP) If you are based in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), a consent window will appear when He had the pressure of his entire company on his shoulders, they were losing money and he couldn’t risk anything. Depending on your social media Triple H got buried for a while… but Michaels got away unscathed. The creators of Dark Side of the Ring spoke about Scott Hall calling the Montreal Screwjob a work, as well as Lance Storm’s criticisms. RELATED: Asuka's WWE Rise Is a Silver Lining of the Coronavirus Shutdown. This site contains links to other sites. Someone else had to be brought in and act as a go-between (Undertaker, Prichard, Patterson etc), because neither Bret, Shawn or Vince could resolve this between themselves. Coming up with a history lesson to make his side sound credible just so he can label Russo a liar, is more likely BS than the other way around. It dealt with Bret Hart's acrimonious exit from the company when Vince McMahon ordered the bell be rung from ringside, thus granting Shawn Michaels the World Heavyweight Title at the 1997 Survivor Series. Bret felt like he had earned more than that, and to lose in your hometown to a guy who admitted he wouldn’t put you over is a double whammy of disrespect. You have the right to request information regarding the data we have on file for you, to request No one wanted to go through with the screwjob and if they could take it back they would. As for WCW, word spreads fast. warrant that you are 16 years of age or older or are visiting the Website under parental Vice’s Dark Side Of The Ring recently covered the Montreal Screwjob which Hart did an interview for, however, he’s not too pleased with the end result. In an interview with the 411 Wrestling Interview Podcast on, producer and co-creator Evan Husney made it clear that, like many documentarians, they were less interesting objective truth than in telling a story about everyone’s differing perspectives on that one moment: Well, I mean obviously, we’ve heard a lot of criticisms on the Montreal Screwjob episode. Bret should have known this too, he should have known that Vince wouldn’t let it happen. Michaels wrestled consistently for WWE, formerly the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), from 1988 until his first retirement in 1998. In closing, let me remind you that the geek shall inherit the Earth. I think one of the things is, why that story has endured for so long is, I think people could read the Wrestling Observer and get Dave’s exhaustive bullet-pointed facts on the story. If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit the 411 Wrestling Interview Podcast on On whether the Cornette vs. Russo feud is a work (21:16) Bret Hart and many others were not on hand (except Earl Hebner who is still contracted) to share their side. Not bad for someone from the Caribbean, eh? And I’m not trying to be a conspiracy theorist, but we actually put a poll out there on the internet that was like, “So, what does everybody think?” And we were surprised how still, after all this time, there’s like 40% I’d say almost that maybe want to believe or do believe that it was [a work]. And it’s not factually correct. But I think what he meant is — the way he phrases it, he sort of says, ‘You know, it’s your last night in the company,’ and I think he sort of meant it as looking back in hindsight. safety. If given the choice, would you put this guy over? How do I see it? My gut tells me Russo would never purposely take responsibility for something so damaging if it weren’t true, and I’m more inclined to believe him. IP address and user agent string data from all visitors is stored in rotating log files on Amazon However, I do see it from the other side of the coin. “They did such a shitty job. On designing the show to appeal to non-wrestling fans and wrestling fans alike: “But again, looking at that whole situation more in macro, going back to what Jason was saying about the feedback that we’ve gotten on the show thus far. Bart won $75,000, but this tournament really felt like an eliminator, with many contestants leaving the company within the ensuing year. What I don’t understand about this, is that I don’t think Bret ever forgot, he simply didn’t want to go out on the terms Vince originally prescribed. But if you listen to The Undertaker’s recollection, he says it was more of a right hook. required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current It quickly devolves in to a slugging match between who is responsible for pitching the idea of screwing Bret to Vince. Triple H was the first person to suggest screwing Hart in the match, however in Viceland's Dark Side of the Ring episode on the Montreal Screwjob, Jim Cornette revealed that he was the first person to specifically suggest the Sharpshooter spot to Vince McMahon. Speaking with Jeffrey Harris for the 411 Wrestling Interviews Podcast, the creators of Viceland’s acclaimed wrestling docuseries, Dark Side of the Ring, discussed Lance Storm criticizing a line from the Montreal Screwjob episode as well as Scott Hall saying the whole thing was a work.