WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart has admitted that he wished he never left WWE for WCW and says if he hadn’t, he’d never have had to wrestle Goldberg.
The Montreal Screwjob recently turned 25 and as a result, many fans, pundits, and even Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels themselves looked back to that fateful night at Survivor Series 1997.
Hart was infamously screwed out of the WWE Championship by Vince McMahon in a plot that Shawn Michaels and match official Earl Hebner were all a party to. McMahon sought to get the WWE Title off Hart before he left the company and headed to WCW – a result of McMahon reneging on an earlier deal to keep The Excellence of Execution part of WWE.
Speaking to The Ringer, Bret Hart admits that he regrets going to WCW and still wants to be viewed as a WWE guy to this day while taking another shot at the man who forced The Hitman into retirement, Goldberg:
“I wished I’d never left for WCW because I probably wouldn’t have had a stroke and I probably wouldn’t have had to wrestle Bill Goldberg.”
“I was always a WWE guy, always. And I almost resent when someone talks about me like I wasn’t. They’re surprised I’m even around today. But I gave everything I had to that company and I’m proud of everything I did in the ring and I’m proud of what I represented.”
During the interview, Bret Hart also discussed becoming friends once again with Shawn Michaels many years after the dust had settled on that night in Montreal.