Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated is featuring an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart discussing his backstage fight with Vince McMahon after the 1997 Survivor Series event in Montreal, why he felt bad for Earl Hebner and why he isn’t a fan of Eric Bischoff.
Why he felt bad for referee Earl Hebner over the Survivor Series incident:
“I always felt bad for Earl. I think in his heart he would have told me, but when they cornered him, he rolled over. It’s hard to watch the match because of the spot they put Earl in – he’s terrified.”
Why he isn’t a fan of Eric Bischoff:
“I remember Steve Austin telling me before I left that he’d never go back to WCW. He said it was the most disorganized, chaotic place and you couldn’t get a clear answer out of anyone. I knew from day one with Eric Bischoff – especially that I was coming in with so much momentum – that these guys didn’t know what they were doing. I knew it was a dumb idea before I even went out. Behind the scenes, Bischoff pretended he was Vince McMahon. But he was really a puppet for Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan, and a handful of other guys who were telling him what to do. He was just a clueless idiot who never should have been in wrestling. He was as much of a liar as Vince ever was, but Vince was a very smart liar. Bischoff was just a clueless guy with no backbone and no brains.”
You can check out the full interview at the link below.
Sports Illustrated: Bret Hart opens up about the infamous ‘Montreal Screwjob’