• “Bret Hart felt that he should’ve been paid more” – WWF Legend
On a recent episode of his weekly ‘Grilling JR’ podcast, Old School WWF Commentator Jim Ross discussed the 20-year contract Bret Hart received from the World Wrestling Federation in 1996, in order to stay with them and not go to WCW.
As a reminder, just a year later in 1997, Vince McMahon eventually told The Hitman that he couldn’t honor the contract and therefore he was free to negotiate with Eric Bischoff, which resulted in Bret jumping ship after the Survivor Series PPV.
Here’s what Good Ol’ JR had to say about Hart being the highest paid WWF Superstar in 1996 & 1997:
“Bret always felt he had a lot of worth. He felt that he should’ve been paid more and I am not disagreeing with that at all. He should’ve been the highest-paid guy in WWF by far.
He was the most valuable player in WWF at that time, which is why to me it was not a hard decision. But, also, I am not looking at the books. I am not looking at Vince’s accounting and so forth and so on.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 16, 1995) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Grand Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 4: Great White North’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Doink the Clown
2. The Smoking Gunns vs. PG-13
3. Dean Douglas vs. Jobber
4. Steel Cage Match: Bret Hart vs. Isaac Yankem