Bret Hart discusses his current relationship with Vince McMahon.
At Survivor Series 1997, Vince McMahon executed the infamous Montreal Screwjob, a move meant to screw Bret Hart out of the WWE Championship in fear that he would take the title with him to WCW. Hart left WWE and didn't return in any capacity until 2005 when he worked with the company to produce a career retrospective DVD. Since then, Hart has made plenty of appearances on WWE television, including a brief WWE United States Title run in 2010 and a recent appearance at WWE SummerSlam.
Hart was a guest on Monday's episode of Ariel Helwani's MMA Show and was asked what his relationship is like with WWE and the McMahon family in 2019.
"I worked for so many people on a such a high level being the champion and superstar I was for so long. You make so many friends, whether it's technicians or a cameraman or a guy with a clipboard or someone in the charity. For me, it's more like a family," said Hart. "I look forward to going to the back. I have a lot of friends and people who love and care a lot about me. The screwjob and fallout with Vince never effected any of those things. If anything with those friendships, I was cut off from there for a long time so when I go back now, you see them and talk about how their families are doing. It's a close-knit [group]. It's not all about wrestling sometimes; it's about the friendships you make and the people who help you throughout your career. There's a lot of little people who had nothing to do with the decision Vince made with me."
Hart continued, "I have a good relationship, I believe, with everybody. From Paul [Levesque] to Stephanie [McMahon] to Vince. I always think I was a pretty easy guy to work with anyway. I get welcomed back, and I get treated really well. It's been a win-win for everybody."
Hart got a measure of revenge on McMahon at WrestleMania 26, waffling him with a chair until the Chairman could no longer stand.
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