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Vince Russo Recalls Being Confronted By Mick Foley After Montreal Screwjob

Shawn Michaels puts the Sharpshooter on Bret Hart during the Montreal Screwjob.

Former WWE Head Writer Vince Russo has recalled being confronted by Mick Foley in the wake of the Montreal Screwjob.

The Montreal Screwjob is arguably one of the most infamous incidents in the history of professional wrestling. While the image of Earl Hebner calling for the bell with Bret Hart locked in the Sharpshooter, is one that will never be forgotten, the chaos it sparked over ensuring hours has also become the stuff of legend.

Shawn Michaels grabbed the WWF Championship and quickly made his way to the back, while a disgusted Bret Hart spat in Vince McMahon’s face at ringside. After Hart finally made his way to the locker room, he ended up confronting McMahon punching him in the face.

Numerous other Superstars and backstage figures were less than impressed with how the events unfolded, reportedly planning a boycott of the following night’s episode of Monday Night Raw. This famously led to Mick Foley not appearing on the show out of protest.

Speaking to Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Dr. Chris Featherstone, former WWE Head Writer Vince Russo, who was present that fateful night recalled the aftermath of the incident. Russo said that he was confronted by Mick Foley, which resulted in a conversation which left him “heartbroken.”

“And, bro, I gotta tell you, I’ll never forget this because this broke my heart more than anything. So, bro, dead silence in the back, nobody saying nothing… just looks being exchanged.

And I’ll never forget, bro, Mick Foley came up to me and said to me, ‘Vince, shame on you.’ And that broke my heart, and I just said to him, I said, ‘Mick, you don’t understand,’”

While Foley missed the episode of Raw which immediately followed Survivor Series, he quickly returned to the company.

Gerald Brisco, who was also on hand that night, recently recalled having to talk Earl Hebner into refereeing the bout.

H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.