If you think Bret Hart regrets punching Vince McMahon, think again.
In an interview with the Calgary Herald, he once again talks about the night that changed pro wrestling forever. When asked about the punch he landed after Vince McMahon refused to leave his locker room, he recalls nothing but happy memories about what he did:
"It was only one punch but it was such a beautiful punch. Of all the things I've ever done in my life, it was the sweetest, most beautiful punch anyone could ever throw. It was just amazing. The whole memory of it brings a smile to my face. I just maybe wish that I'd mopped the floor with Triple H and Shawn Michaels both at the same time right after. That would have been ideal. ... I think what it really amounted to was a case of Vince — and he's a very macho kind of guy — he wanted to back me down in front of everybody in the dressing room and show that he was the boss and save face. So he took it upon himself to put himself in a physical situation, which was laughable. But he put himself in that situation and I knocked him out."
Another thing that makes him happy? That to this day, at least in his opinion, most people believe his version of events as opposed to the ones WWE put out in the years since the situation.
To be lied to and screwed over legitimately by people that I had worked so hard for, I think it's always been a black eye on them, not me. Everything I said was true, everything that I said happened, it happened the way it did.
Despite the animosity, Bret Hart ended up coming back to WWE in 2010, which culminated in a match against Vince McMahon at that year's WrestleMania, where he destroyed him in epic fashion. He's continued to keep a positive relationship with the company, appearing sporadically.