Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart are well-known for their feud and bout known as the Montreal Screwjob. After the match, Hart left the company and signed on with World Championship Wrestling. He left behind his brother Owen Hart in WWE, and the 2x Slammy Award Winner had to deal with that transition in his own way.
Shawn Michaels recently opened up about that crazy night in Montreal, which occurred 25 years ago this month, during an interview with The Ringer. He recounted the late Owen Hart’s reaction to the famous event.
“The [ill will] did not last as long as I feared, because of Vince doing everything he could to take the responsibility and to try to get everyone to understand that it was his call. And then even Owen [Hart] coming to me after to say, ‘That was between you and Bret and has nothing to do with me and you.’ So it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been. I mean, it still felt bad, you know what I mean?”
Bret Hart won the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship four times and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice. However, due to serious post-concussion syndrome, he was forced to leave the ring in 2000. In order to be honored in the WWE Hall of Fame, Bret Hart made his come back to the company in 2006.
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