• Hall Of Famer Claims Vince McMahon Didn’t Understand The Potential Of His Heel Character
During a recent appearance on the ‘q on cbc’ video podcast, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart claimed that Vince McMahon did not understand the significance of his 1997 heel run, that saw Bret being a hated heel in the United States, but at the same time was treated as a babyface by the fans everywhere else on the planet.
Here’s what The Hitman said:
“It was just a great memory for me, and it was kinda like a chance for Canadians to, you know, give it to the Americans, and the Canadians got behind the role. It’s like, you know what, we’re gonna be bad guys with Bret Hart, cheering him on.
I don’t think Vince McMahon saw how big me being a Canadian guy bashing Americans was.”
This legendary 1997 heel run ended when Vince told Bret that he couldn’t afford his contract anymore, which then allowed Hart to sign with WCW.
The infamous Montreal Screwjob marked the end for Bret in the World Wrestling Federation and he wouldn’t return until 2010, when he defeated Vince at WrestleMania 26.
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• ON THIS DAY IN TNA HISTORY (December 20, 2007) – TNA iMPACT
On this day in 2007, Total Nonstop Action! aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘TNA iMPACT Wrestling’.
This episode took place at the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘TNA Final Resolution 2008’ PPV.
Here’s the official match-card from that night:
1. Christmas Chaos In The Cage: LAX, Scott Steiner & Booker T vs. Rock’n Rave Infection, Robert Roode & James Storm
2. North Pole Match: Motor City Machine Fans & Jay Lethal vs. Team 3D & Johnny Devine
3. Santa’s Workshop Knockout Street Fight: Awesome Kong vs. Gail Kim vs. ODB vs. Traci Brooks vs. Angelina Love vs. Roxxi Laveaux vs. Velvet Sky vs. Jackie Moore (Jacqueline) vs. Christy Hemme
4. Silent Night – Bloody Night: Shark Boy vs. Abyss vs. Black Reign vs. Rellik
5. Grab For The Reindeer Ladder Match: AJ Styles vs. Kaz