Bret Hart left WWE for WCW after the famous Montreal Screwjob incident. There were lot of things leading to that fateful day.

While speaking to the Broken Skull Sessions, Bret Hart discussed how close he was with Vince McMahon. There was a point when it was agreed that McMahon would be negotiating Bret Hart’s new contract with Eric Bischoff himself.

“Vince wanted to negotiate my deal with WCW. I remember Vince, I was very close to Vince in like a fatherly way. There was a period there where I talked to my lawyer, I told my lawyer about it and he said ‘that’s not a good idea to do it that way.'”

“I was like, ‘Vince will negotiate with me with Bischoff and work’ — and he goes, ‘Let’s not go near that.'”


It’s probably a good idea that Bret Hart’s attorney suggested that they don’t go close to that idea. Vince McMahon might have been able work out a great deal with WCW for Bret Hart, but it would have also opened the door for a lot of unintended consequences.

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