Bret Hart recalls Montreal Screwjob

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Bret Hart recalls Montreal Screwjob

Bret Hart won titles in five decades, from 1970 to 2010, with a total of thirty-two kingdoms throughout his career and most notably seventeen between WWF/WWE and WCW. He is a seven-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship five times and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice.

He was WWF Champion more than any other wrestler during the 1990s, with a total of 654 days as champion, and was the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion to be born outside the United States. He also holds the reigns record as WCW/WWE United States Champion and was second WWF Triple Crown Champion and fifth (with Goldberg) WCW Triple Crown Champion, becoming the first wrestler to achieve such recognition in both WWF and WCW.

He was also the winner of the Royal Rumble in 1994 (jointly with Lex Luger) and the only two-time WWE King of the Ring in history, having won the tournament in 1991 and 1993 (which by the way was the first edition broadcast in pay-per-view).

His WrestleMania score is thirteen participations: 8 wins and 5 losses (1986 - 2010). On the latest episode of Confessions of the Hitman, Bret Hart looked back at one of the defining moments in his career in the Montreal Screwjob.

Bret Hart on the Montreal Screwjob

“You know, a lot of people take credit for it. I’ve had a lot of people come up to me and tell me that they were involved in it, like, ‘I didn’t want to say anything, but I was in on the whole thing.’ It’s bulls**t.

I mean, the only guys that were in on it, that I know of, were Vince, Triple H, Shawn of course, and Jerry Brisco. That’s it, period. Earl Hebner got pulled in at the last minute when he walked out, but nobody else knew.

Not even the TV guy, the producer, the guy that does all the – Kevin Dunn. Vince’s TV guy didn’t know anything about it until we were in the ring, then I think they told him," Bret Hart said. “I just can’t see the point or the value [in being involved].

I mean, I would stand up for real things, and if you know me, if anybody really knows me, they would know it’s not the kind of thing I would lie about. And there was a lot of real bad blood about it for a real long time.

And it’s just an insult to my character that I would be a part of something like that. I believe that leading into everything, the integrity of Vince in particular, his integrity started to really wane. There were a lot of things where I’d go, ‘this guy’s not being straight with me.’ And everything from Vince saying he couldn’t pay me, to then Vince saying he would even negotiate my [WCW] contract, that he was giving me all this information so I could leave, so I could be the first one to get out because it was a sinking ship.

They were all things – when he told me these things, I’m trying to believe him. I did have a very trusting relationship with Vince, and I’d like to think I was a guy who went to bat for him for a lot of things" - Bret Hart added.