Vince McMahon has a tendency to get under his employees skins from time to time. Heck, he has a tendency to get under the skin of the whole WWE Universe. Just because he is the big bossman of WWE doesn't mean he is always right and he comes in for plenty of criticism regularly.
But usually McMahon's mistakes don't end up with him poleaxed on the floor after taking a clean punch to the face. Well believe me, it's happened, and the man to deliver the brutal blow? Bret Hart of course back in 1997 just after his final match before leaving the WWF for WCW.
Now we all know the story of the screwjob where Vince McMahon cheekily got Hart to lose to Shawn Michaels in his home town without Hart knowing, but it was the fight in the locker room after the match that went down as one of the most explosive moments in WWE history.
Since the screwjob, Hart has made amends with McMahon and was even inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. But at the time, Hart was more than annoyed that he had been betrayed by McMahon, with the brunt of his anger coming out when McMahon walked into his dressing room after the match.
“Somewhere in that conversation, I said, ‘If you’re still here after I get dressed, I’m going to punch you out,’" Hart revealed this week, USA Today reported.
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"It was the most beautiful uppercut punch you could ever imagine,” Hart continued. “I actually thought it would miss and go right up the side of his head, but I popped him right up like a cork was under his jaw and lifted him right off the hand. I broke my right hand just beneath the knuckle, and knocked Vince out cold.”
Not just angry at Vince
But it wasn't just McMahon who angered Bret Hart with the turn of events back in 1997, with Shawn Michaels also playing his part in the betrayal, and Hart revealed what he would have done had he been aware of his impending doom.
“I would have choked Shawn out in the middle of the ring,” Hart added. “I would have front-face locked him and ended the match.”