The legendary Undertaker recently appeared on the Bill Simmons podcast to discuss the infamous Montreal Screwjob incident back in 1997. Highlights from the interview are below.
On being pissed that he wasn’t asked to help out in the situation:
I was pissed.I was pissed about the whole thing because I felt like there, I possibly could’ve been used to get what we needed. Take Shawn out of this, let me do it, and then I’ll do business on the other side, and I think Bret probably would’ve went for that. There was such disdain at that time between the two of them, and Bret was leaving. But I was just kind of, at that point I was like, if … it’s (McMahon’s) company and he did what he thought was best, but I was like, ‘Dude, I think I could’ve helped this whole thing out. I’m right here and you know I’m gonna do business.’ But it happened, and I was real pissed.
On a conversation he had with Vince McMahon afterwards:
If this kind of s–t happens again, you’ve got to involve me here, because it doesn’t have to go down like this,’” Undertaker says he told McMahon. “And he agreed. I guess it all worked out. It was sad. I’m really tight with Bret. Bret could’ve done some things differently; Shawn could’ve done things differently; Vince could’ve done things differently. But … that’s one of the great wrestling stories of that era and that decade, the Montreal Screwjob.