During the most recent episode of his Oh…You Didn’t Know podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Brian “Road Dogg” James discussed the infamous Montreal Screwjob at WWE Survivor Series 1997 and why he believes it might not have been entirely a shoot.
“When you go to the arena and it’s a TV or a pay-per-view day, you kind of just stick to your match, and at this point, that’s what I did. I wasn’t watching the show at the time, probably should’ve been, but I didn’t see what happened and all of sudden everybody was running to the monitors to try and find out what was going down.”
“What I remember that night the most was two things, one, the loogie that Bret spit on Vince McMahon. Like holy mackerel man, that was disgusting but what a shot, what an aim. I remember staying late at the building and Vince coming out of the locker room with a big red and purple eyeball and from what I understand he let Bret swing on him, I don’t doubt that one bit because that’s the type of man Vince is. I’m still not 100% sure it was all real and that’s just me being honest with you, I know I’m cynical because I’m a wrestler and I’m one of the boys and I think everything’s a work.”
“That nobodies cracked, nobodies spoke, nobodies sang. I’m not 100% sure either way and I am cynical because I’ve been in this industry for a long time so it just makes me wonder. They went all out if it was a work because he let Bret punch him right in the face.”
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