The Undertaker recalled his reaction to the famous Montreal Screwjob incident at the Survivor Series pay-per-view event in 1997 where Vince McMahon screwed Bret Hart in the main event where Shawn Michaels won the WWE Title.
Hart, who was leaving the company to join WCW, was respected by the majority of the locker room including The Undertaker.
The former WWE Champion did so on The Bill Simmons Podcast where he admitted that he was pissed about it.
“I was pissed about the whole thing because I felt like I possibly could’ve been used to get what we needed. Take Shawn out of this, let me do it. Then I’ll do business on the other side. I think Bret probably would’ve went for that.”
Taker discussed how there was such disdain between the two sides due to Hart leaving for WCW. He felt that at this point, it’s McMahon’s company and he went with what he thought was best at the time.
Taker thought to himself that he could’ve helped this whole thing out and he was right there to do business but it happened anyway. Taker would then recall how he got to the arena late because he wanted to talk with Bret and also calm himself down before getting there. He wanted to talk with McMahon but he was so angry towards McMahon for what he had done that he was ready to explode on him.
However, Taker likes to look at where both sides were coming from as well as the bigger picture of the situation. This is then when he had the meeting with McMahon and what he told him.
“If this kind of s–t happens again you’ve got to involve me here because it doesn’t have to go down like this. He agreed. I guess it all worked out. It was sad.”
Taker continued by bringing up how tight he is with Bret but admitted that everyone involved could’ve done things differently in the situation.
“That’s one of the great wrestling stories of that era and that decade, the Montreal Screwjob.”
Taker also talked about his new documentary, the streak, and more. You can listen to the entire interview below (Taker’s comments about this incident can be found around the 55-minute mark):