A former WWE Champion and top star has stepped forward claiming Vince McMahon promised him a nine-year run with a top title.
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During a recent interview with ITR Wrestling, WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart noted that McMahon promised him an 8-9 year reign as WWE Champion. Hart reveals during the chat that when he first won the championship, he didn’t have “delusions” about title runs.
Still, he goes on to say when the company put the top title on him, VKM told him it wouldn’t be a “short-term” run, but rather a “long-term” run. Hart says that Vince stated the company was going to make him a champion like they did with Bob Backlund.
VKM noted to Hart that he was going to be champion for seven, eight, or nine years. Hart adds that Vince told him wouldn’t have to worry about anything and that the “belt” was going to be on him for a long while.
The Hitman ended up being the top champion for the company, well throughout the 1990s and crept into the 2000s, too. Over his years with the company, he’s held the WWE title five times, the United States Championship once, the IC title twice, and the Tag titles (along with Jim Neidhart) two times.
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He was also 1991 and 1993 King of the King and won the 1994 Royal Rumble (tied with Lex Luger). Still, hard to bring up VKM and Hart without sharing the “Montreal Screwjob”, which unfolded in front of everyone’s eyes at the 1997 Survivor Series in Quebec, Canada.
As the story goes, the main event that night pitted Shawn Michaels versus Hart, and Brett was adamant about not dropping his title on Canadian/hometown soil, despite the fact that he was set to leave for WCW, very soon. Of course, McMahon left strict instructions with referee Earl Hebner to call the match once Michaels had the Hitman in his own finisher, the Sharpshooter.
Bret was shocked when he figured out what happened in front of the live Canadian crowd, and this sprung a massive real-life feud between the big boss and Mr. Hart. The bad news is things did get ugly, but the good news is that it’s all water under the bridge, now.