4 shocking decisions made by Vince McMahon that changed WWE forever
WWE is currently the biggest pro wrestling organization in the world and it is due to the fact that Vince McMahon made some shocking decisions over the last 25 years. Because of those decisions, WWE has been able to penetrate the markets of various other countries and create a monopoly in this business.
Vince McMahon has made some questionable and risky decisions during his time as chairman. Some of them improved the product while the others were dreadful and resulted in tarnishing the company's credibility.
Swerves are a regular and an integral part of wrestling and no one can shock the fans better than Vince McMahon. In this article, I will discuss 4 shocking decisions made by Vince McMahon that changed WWE forever.
#4 The Montreal Screwjob
At Survivor Series 1997, the most infamous incident in the pro wrestling industry took place-The Montreal Screwjob.
The match between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart is perhaps the most talked about match in WWE history as it caused a wildfire in the pro wrestling community. This match was for the WWF Championship and was supposed to end with Hart retaining the title and dropping the title at a later date, but Vince McMahon had a different plan in his mind.
The match ended in a questionable manner as Michaels put Hart into the Sharpshooter and the referee Earl Hebner under the order of Mr. McMahon called for the bell after a few seconds and announced Michaels as the winner. But there was only one issue.
Bret never tapped out!
Hart went nuts after the conclusion of the match as Vince screwed him. He got so frustrated that he spat in Vince McMahon's face. Many people say this was the match that led to the rise of the Mr. McMahon (the evil boss) gimmick and marked the beginning of the Attitude Era.