Triple H was the culprit behind Montreal Screwjob : When Shawn Michaels used Bret Hart’s own submission maneuver, “Sharp Shooter,” on him, Hart lost his belt against Heart Break Kid at Survivor Series 1997. This was known as the infamous Montreal Screwjob.
The Hitman never submitted, and it was Vince McMahon’s ruse to strip WWE Championship off Bret Hart as he was reportedly departing for WCW.
Original plans for the screwjob were revealed by Bret Hart to Dave Meltzer
Recently, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer disclosed that he spoke with Bret Hart regarding the Montreal Screwjob.
Additionally, he provided some insight into the events that took place behind the scenes. It was revealed that Sharpshooter finish was not in the original plans.
According to the report, originally there were plans that even if Bret Hart tried to kick out, Michaels was still supposed to roll him up as the referee counted to three.
Michaels feared a severe beatdown at the hands of Bret Hart
However, they, specifically Michaels, would have been at the risk of an extreme beat down at the hands of Bret Hart after the finish, with Hart coming to know that HBK too was involved in the screwjob.
As a result, they decided to go with a submission finish while Michaels pretended to be unaware of what had transpired.
Bret blamed Triple H for being the main culprit behind the Montreal Screwjob, not Vince McMahon or Michaels.
Triple H has been involved in a number of controversies in WWE. The Montreal Screwjob was, however, one of the major ones.
Even though Triple H wasn’t personally engaged in the match or the future of the company, The Hitman acknowledged that Triple H had a significant role in what had transpired, as per Dave Meltzer.
On Wednesday, just prior to Survivor Series, Vince called Hart and asked if Hart would agree to defeat Michaels in Montreal and, and in exchange lose to Michaels cleanly later on.
Hart readily agreed. Michaels, who was working with HHH, was reached by Vince. Michaels agreed to lose but HHH advised Michaels during the discussion not to push Hart because he was departing.