I have read the accounts of Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart in regards to the infamous Montreal Screwjob at Survivor Series 1997. Both place the blame on one another. Who do you think is telling the truth?
I’ve always heard there are two sides to every story and when you combine both sides, the truth is somewhere in between. The Montreal Screwjob was a bad situation because I can understand how it was no-win on both sides. On one hand if Vince McMahon put Bret Hart over Shawn only for his champion to go to WCW, how does that make WWE look? WCW was really putting the pressure on WWE and it would have been a disaster for their champion to leave for the competition. On the other hand, Vince had told Bret he was going over and Bret felt that his hard work and dedication had earned him the right to leave as champion. Bret was blindsided by the screwjob and he took it very personal. In the end I’m glad Bret and Shawn were able to reconcile their differences and while they’ll probably never be best friends, it was awesome for the business when the beef was squashed a couple years ago.
With The Rock and John Cena’s rivalry officially over, and with Rock stating he wants the WWE Championship one more time, do you think it would be possible for him to return at the Royal Rumble next year and go on to WrestleMania 29?
The Rock is rumored to have a contract similar to that of Brock Lesnar’s that will include more dates than just the build to Wrestlemania 29 and the pay-per-view itself. The Rock is expected to be involved in a match for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania although I do not have details on how the company plans on setting it up or who it will be against. Rock’s rivalry with John Cena is over and tonight his program with Brock Lesnar continues.
Are there any part-time superstars such as Triple H or Brock Lesnar scheduled for the Raw Supershow set for London next week?
Neither Triple H nor Brock Lesnar are scheduled for next week’s Raw Supershow from London. Given the way his match at Wrestlemania 28 ended, it looks like Hunter will be on an extended hiatus from TV. As for Lesnar, his next scheduled date after tonight is Raw Supershow on April 23rd.
Do WWE enhancement workers, or jobbers, get paid after a match. If so, how much?
All WWE workers under performer’s contracts get $500 when they appear on show as it’s called a “show bonus.” A WWE performer’s contract is structured so workers are paid downside guarantees (money they get no matter what), show bonuses, merchandise bonuses, pay-per-view bonuses and other structured payments throughout the year.
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