Hello, and welcome to a very quick edition of My Two Pence Worth.

Today marks the 17th anniversary of one of the most important, and controversial, moments in professional wrestling history – the Montreal Screwjob.

As you know, this incident occurred on November 9th 1997, when World Wrestling Federation chairman Vince McMahon sneakily changed the finish to the WWF World Championship match between Bret “The Hitman” Hart and “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels at the 1997 Survivor Series at the Molson Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Now, there’s a reason why I’m never ever going to talk about the Montreal Screwjob – everyone and their mum and their mum has made fun of it. There is precisely no insight that can be further gleaned from yet another beating of a horse so dead, it’s already been to the glue factory. It’s been done to death in endless magazine and Internet articles, shoot interviews, and parodies done by other companies such as Total Nonstop Action, and that’s already enough that you need to know.

On that note, I will bid you adieu, and here are the links to articles about the Montreal Screwjob:

Wikipedia
TV Tropes
Pro Wrestling Wiki
Online World of Wrestling
Dave Meltzer’s insight

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