Bret Hart is a WWE Hall of Famer and one of the most technically sound pro wrestlers to have ever graced the squared circle. He faced the likes of Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin and many more. He was also the centerpiece of The Montreal Screwjob and held animosity towards everyone involved, including Earl Hebner, for years. Time has a way of fixing that sort of thing.

In fact, Bret Hart held a grudge against Earl Hebner for several years after the infamous Montreal Screwjob match at Survivor Series 1997. Hart spoke openly about the ordeal, and it was also presented in living color through the Wrestling With Shadows docusmentary.

While speaking on Busted Open Radio, Earl Hebner, the referee for the famous Montreal Screwjob match, revealed that he has a much better relationship with Bret Hart now than ever before.

”A couple of years ago, I was on a house show with Bret, and I wasn’t going to go because he was on it. He wanted me and my brother to come to the show, so we came to the show. I think it was Big Time Wrestling or something like that. He brought us to the ring, he put us over, and he hugged us. From that day on, we’ve been great friends. I text him now and then, and he texts me back. Once in a while, we’ll talk to each other on the phone.”


Things are clearly better between the two now. Bret Hart will forever be remembered for his contributions to the pro wrestling industry and that’s all that matters.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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