• Bret Hart Explains Why He Regrets Leaving The WWF For WCW
Old School WWF Legend Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart was recently interviewed on The Ringer, where he talked about regrets and revealed that his biggest regret is leaving Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1997.
Here’s what Bret had to say:
“I wish that none of the bad history that we had had ever happened. I wished I’d never left for WCW because I probably wouldn’t have had a stroke and I probably wouldn’t have had to wrestle Bill Goldberg.”
When Bret agreed to Eric Bischoff’s offer in 1997 to jump ship to WCW, he was still the reigning and defending WWF World Heavyweight Champion and didn’t want to drop the title to ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels, which resulted in the infamous Montreal Screwjob incident.
The Montreal Screwjob took place on November 9th 1997 at the Molson Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at the end of the main event of the WWF Survivor Series 1997 pay-per-view.
Shawn Michaels put Bret Hart in a sharpshooter, Bret’s own finisher, and referee Earl Hebner called for the bell, pretending as Bret had submitted, which wasn’t the case though.
It was Vince McMahon himself, who screwed Hart to avoid the possibility of The Hitman leaving for WCW as the reigning WWF Champion.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 5, 2018) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2018, Old School Wrestling Legend The Dynamite Kid (Real name: Tom Billington) passed away on his 60th birthday.
Most Old School Wrestling Fans are going to remember The Dynamite Kid as one half of the WWF Golden Era Tag Team ‘The British Bulldogs’ with his Tag Team partner Davey Boy Smith.
Before he passed away, Billington was sitting in a wheel chair and had several other severe health problems for many years, resulting from decades of drug abuse and wrestling a very risky & unhealthy style.
† REST IN PEACE DYNAMITE KID
December 5, 1958 – December 5, 2018