• WWF Legend Recalls Punching Vince McMahon – It Was The Single Defining Moment Of My Life
During a recent appearance on In This Corner podcast, Old School WWF Legend Bret Hart talked about the Montreal Screwjob, punching Vince McMahon on his final day with WWF, if he has gotten over the Montreal Screwjob, if he regrets doing what he did & more.
Below are the highlights:
On punching Vince McMahon on his final day with WWF:
“In some ways, I’m not so proud of that moment but in a lot of ways, I think it was the single defining moment of my lifetime. You know I often second guess a lot of what I did that day punching Vince and you know I think it made me feel good a few months ago when Chris Jericho was on a podcast and he was talking about Bret Hart should have done this or Bret Hart should have done that, but all these people who are talking about me they don’t know my circumstance.
They don’t know what rights I had in my contract that gave me legal precedent. I had creative control for my last sixty days right there I was legally in the right to do the things I stood up for.”
“It kinda stings when I think of how much I gave to WWF and how they just wanted to stab me in the back that day and sweep me out the back door and have nobody ever hear from me again. All that I did meant nothing, all those years taping up injuries and working sick and I’d worked for WWF for at least three hundred days a year for at least sixteen years and it meant nothing to them in the end.”
On if he has gotten over the Montreal Screwjob:
“You get past it when you go through other struggles in your life. When I deal with my brother Owen getting killed, and Bulldog, so many other wrestling friends of mine that have passed away. You know to having a stroke and almost dying from a stroke years ago and having my brush with prostate cancer two years ago. It’s like I don’t have time to worry about what happened with Shawn Michaels or Vince McMahon almost thirty years ago.”
On if he regrets doing what he did:
“If I had to do it again I would have probably done the exact same thing again. I have no regrets on my behaviour. I look at it myself in some ways as my crowning moment. My moment to stand up and say I’m a businessman and I’m gonna protect myself and you don’t have the right to destroy me. You might have a contract that employees me as a wrestler but you don’t have the right to destroy me, rape me. When I look at what I did, what I stood up for I believe I stood up for all the boys in wrestling.”
• Update On Dean Ambrose’s Return
During a recent interview with App.com, former Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins gave an update on former WWE Champion Dean Ambrose’s return to WWE programming, talked about another possible Shield reunion & more.
Below are the highlights:
On when Ambrose is expected to return to WWE programming:
“Dean’s good, man, he’s on the mend. He’s on his way back. Hopefully sometime before the end of the year we’ll see Dean Ambrose on WWE television again.”
On possible future Shield reunion:
“One thing that’s exciting about it is I think it leaves us a lot of room for future Shield reunions, so that’s cool to see. If we get an opportunity to do that at some point down the road that would be great. You know, we haven’t done it and thrown it away and wasted it. But yeah man, it’s just that stuff happens, you can’t predict those variables of people getting sick or injured.”