WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels has discussed his relationship with Bret Hart and notes he has “nothing in common” with who he was in 1997.
Of all the terms coined in the wrestling business that requires no explanation to those who know, the term Montreal Screwjob must be chief among them. The fix was at Survivor Series 1997 as Shawn Michaels screwed Bret Hart out of the WWE Championship thanks to Vince McMahon, with Hart leaving the company for WCW.
Speaking on The MMA Hour, Shawn Michaels discussed his current relationship with Hart and noted that he is no way any longer the person he was back in November 1997:
“When everything is said and done, that was hard on both of us. It’s like an out-of-body experience. I have nothing in common with the person that I was then. … Bret and I always talk about it – there was a friendship there before. There really was. And to have damaged that … and to have wanted to mend it for so many years, … we could never get it done.”
“You don’t want to go the rest of your life not having that healed.”
Bret Hart finally returned to WWE in 2010 on an episode of Monday Night Raw where he and Shawn Michaels finally buried the hatchet and embraced in the ring.