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20 Year Anniversary Of The Montreal Screwjob

Bret Hart

On this day in 1997, the infamous ‘Montreal Screwjob’ took place, when Vince McMahon screwed Bret “The Hitman” Hart in the main event of the 1997 Survivor Series PPV.

Earl Hebner, who was in on Vince’s plans to take the belt off Bret Hart, ended the match when “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels had the Hitman in Bret’s very own submission finisher, the Sharpshooter.

When the bell rang, Bret knew right away that he was screwed and eventually knocked out McMahon in the locker room afterwards.

This PPV also featured “Stone Cold” Steve Austin wrestling his first match since his neck injury. Here are the entire PPV results from that night:

Survivor Series Elimination Match
The Godwinns & The New Age Outlaws def. The Headbangers & The New Blackjacks

Survivor Series Elimination Match
The Truth Commission def. The Disciples of Apocalypse

Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team Canada (The British Bulldog, Doug Furnas, Jim Neidhart and Phil Lafon) def. Team USA (Goldust, Marc Mero, Steve Blackman and Vader)

Kane (with Paul Bearer) def. Mankind

Survivor Series Elimination Match
Ahmed Johnson, Ken Shamrock & The Legion of Doom def. The Nation of Domination

WWF Intercontinental Championship
Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Owen Hart (c)

WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels def. Bret Hart (c)

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