Bret Hart has recalled WWE Chairman Vince McMahon’s astonishing request before Hart went out to a packed Wembley Stadium at SummerSlam 1992.
The only time WWE has ever put on a globally available pay-per-view event in the UK came in August 1992 as The Biggest Party Of The Summer took up residence in London’s Wembley Stadium.
Over 80,000 fans packed inside to watch their countryman The British Bulldog in the main event challenging his brother-in-law Bret Hart for the Intercontinental Championship.
While those inside the stadium were firmly behind Bulldog to win, Bret Hart has now revealed that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon asked The Hitman not to tell him how the match was going to end.
Speaking to Tom Power about the events, Hart also added that he was often left to his own devices in regard to putting on his matches:
“Even with Vince McMahon, when I think of wrestling The British Bulldog at Wembley Stadium, I remember telling Vince, ‘Do you want me to tell you the ending?’ And he goes, ‘Don’t tell me the ending, I wanna watch it.’”
“I became a guy that was eventually in charge of all my matches. Vince McMahon would tell me what they wanted me to do, and I’m gonna tell you how the story’s gonna go until we get to the ending. I would map out the match with everybody, and it would be quite intricate, quite a detailed match.”
The British Bulldog defeated Hart for his only reign as Intercontinental Champion at SummerSlam. Bigger things awaited Hart as just two months after his defeat he captured the WWF Championship from Ric Flair.