November 9th marked the 25th anniversary of one of the most controversial moments in professional wrestling history. 25 years ago, the Montreal Screwjob took place during Survivor Series 1997 where Bret Hart was stripped of his title in his hometown as a result of false tapout ordered by Vince McMahon. On the historic anniversary of the infamous event, AEW and ROH CEO, Tony Khan, expressed how he would’ve handled the situation.

Khan recently appeared on an episode of the Busted Open podcast which marked the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Screwjob. When asked how he would handle such a messy situation, he admitted he wouldn’t have known what to do.

“There is really no way to know without me being in the shoes those guys were in at that time. In the times past, I’ve spent a lot of time with Bret Hart and gotten to know him and I think he’s a great person and, you know, being a neutral party, I have to say, I really do like Bret a lot. So, he’s always been really good to me. I don’t really know the other people involved as well. So it’s hard to say without being there, but it’s definitely one of the most impactful nights in pro wrestling history.”

Following one of the most disrespectful matches of his career, Bret made his way to rival company WCW where he would go on to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on two separate occasions. He later made amends with Vince McMahon and was subsequently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006


Over 13 years later, Hart would find himself inside the WWE ring once again where he faced McMahon at WrestleMania 26 in a No Holds Barred match as revenge for Survivor Series 1997. Hart won the match the support of the entire Hart family present at ringside.

Hart has also made appearances in other wrestling promotions since then. On May 25, 2019, Hart made a surprise guest appearance at AEW’s inaugural PPV, Double or Nothing, to unveil the AEW World Championship.

What’s your take on how Tony Khan would handle the Montreal Screwjob? Sound off in the comments!

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Talha Asad Iqbal

Talha Asad Iqbal is an mechanical engineer who just loves everything wrestling. From spending his childhood collecting wrestling action figures to spending his adulthood writing about wrestling, he really seems to enjoy wrestling a bit too much. Outside wrestling and his work, he loves spending time in the gym and playing video games.

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