"I Had To Do What I Had To Do" - WWE's Vince McMahon Discusses The Montreal Screwjob
"What I did was the right thing to do, at least from my standpoint."
For as long as there is interest in WWE, there will seemingly be interest in the Montreal Screwjob.
Over 20 years later and we’re still talking about it, that fateful Survivor Series main event where Shawn Michaels ‘defeated’ WWF Champion Bret Hart, as WWE Chairman Vince McMahon screwed The Hitman as he was on his way out of the door and over to WCW.
Now, Vince McMahon himself has added new light on the situation, talking about the screwjob on the latest A&E Biography/WWE documentary about Bret Hart.
"I didn't want him to go to WCW with our championship,” started McMahon “So the request for Bret would be, 'Okay, let's drop this championship back to someone in WWE where it belongs' and that didn't happen so I had to do what I had to do.
"It's no different than an actor in a television series who at the end of it refuses to die or refuses to do the job so to speak. What do you do?
"When, as you call it, the Montreal Screwjob occurred, I wanted to make sure that Bret saw me out at ringside and know that what I did was the right thing to do at least from my standpoint. He's really good at spitting [chuckles], I'm sorry to say.
"I could have hid, I could have not gone out to the ring at all, I could have left the building and I could have done a lot of things. [Bret] gave me one [punch]. Right to the temple on the left side."
The incident remains one of the most controversial and notorious in WWE history, and is likely to be discussed, dissected, and debated for many years to come.