Friday, May 29, 2020

The Undertaker Discussed the Infamous Montreal Screwjob

The Undertaker Discussed the Infamous Montreal Screwjob
During an interview on The Bill Simmons' Podcast, The Undertaker discussed the infamous Montreal Screwjob involving Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels.

Taker described how he thought he could have been involved to ensure things didn't happen the way they did.

"I was pissed about the whole thing because I felt like I possibly could have been used to get what we need," The Undertaker said. "Take Shawn out of this, let me do it, and then I'll do business on the other side and I think Bret probably would've gone with that. There was such disdain at that time between the two of them and Bret was leaving, but I was just at the point where if you would've just come to me with this too I think I could've helped this whole thing out. I'm right here and you know I'm going to do business. It happened and I was really pissed."

Taker also described how he felt the day after everything had happened. He admitted that it took him a bit to calm down and see Vince McMahon's side to the entire situation.

"The next day we were supposed to show up by noon for a T.V. day and I think I rolled in at about 5 the next day," Taker said. "I was so pissed about the whole thing and the way it went down, I had to really gather myself because that was my intention that I'm going off on somebody when I get there. I'm really disappointed in the whole situation, I was so angry, and Vince and I have had our disagreements but more centered around what I was doing and not somebody else. But I also look at the big picture and what's best for business. If I go, I'm going in there raising hell and I'm not sure that I want to do that so it took me all day long to finally figure out to calm down and hear his side of it.

"At that point I had already talked with Bret, everything had already happened so I had to figure out Vince's side of this and give my perspective to say look, if this kind of s--t happens again you got to involve me here because it doesn't have to go down like this. He agreed and it all worked out. It was sad because I'm really tight with Bret. Bret could have done some things differently, Shawn Michaels could've done things differently, Vince could have done things differently but then that's one of the great wrestling stories of that era and that decade."