During an interview with Sports Illustrated, WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart discussed the Montreal Screwjob and what happened backstage after that incident at Survivor Series 1997.
Bret discussed punching Vince McMahon backstage and revealed what he told The Undertaker after he left the World Wrestling Federation after this infamous moment.
Below is what The Hitman said:
“I punched out Vince McMahon in the locker room, but the only reason Vince was in the locker room was because of The Undertaker. The Undertaker pounded on Vince’s door after the Screwjob.
He said, ‘Get your a$$ down to that dressing room and explain yourself’, and Vince wouldn’t have listened to anybody else.
I wrote Taker a letter when I left. I said, ‘You have to be the voice of the dressing room and the leader now that I’m gone.’ I always felt that I was the leader of the dressing room and looked after everything.
If guys had a problem, they could come to me and I’d go to Vince and say, ‘This guy has a problem, maybe you can help him.’
Then Taker stepped in and became that guy. A lot of times he had to straighten out guys like Shawn Michaels and stand up for the other wrestlers. The Undertaker was always a force in the dressing room.”
Speaking of Bret & The Undertaker, Bret recently congratulated Taker on a great career and posted the following on Facebook:
“I want to congratulate my close friend The Undertaker on a great career. I salute you for being a great leader, a phenomenal worker, and WWE’s all time greatest war horse.
I cherish my memories working together in the ring and I’ll never forget how you had my back so many times over so many years.
As a fan, I’ll miss you always. Thank you for everything. You are as iconic as iconic gets. #ThankYouTaker”