The Montreal Screwjob is one of the most infamous moments in WWE history. It all started when Bret Hart refused to drop the WWE title to Shawn Michaels on his way out of the company. This resulted in Vince McMahon interfering in his 1997 Survivor Series match against Michaels and calling for the bell as soon as Michaels locked in the sharpshooter despite Brett not tapping.

Following the match, Bret Hart spat in Vince McMahon’s face. But the issue wouldn’t stop there, as Bret knocked out Mr. McMahon backstage. To make matters worse, this whole incident happened in Bret’s hometown of Montreal, Canada.

To this day, people talk about the incident. However, former WWE commentator Jim Ross has made it clear that he doesn’t want to talk about the Montreal Screwjob ever again on his Grilling JR podcast.

“I hated that son of a b***h. If we never talk about that [Survivor Series] again ever in my life, I’ll be very content … Having to relive it again and again, and then Conrad and I, he showed some interviews this time. Me interviewing Vince, and [then he said], ‘Bret screwed Bret.’ Well, what were you thinking when you said that?”


Bret Hart mended fences with Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels. He even returned to the company to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. However, Bret Hart hasn’t forgotten about the incident at all. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more coverage of such stories.

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