During a recent appearance on “Busted Open Radio,” former WWE referee Earl Hebner commented on the infamous 1997 Survivor Series match between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, otherwise known as the Montreal Screwjob.
Hebner opened up on his mindset leading up to the match, and being paid a bonus afterward for his services. He said,
“I said to a certain person, ‘I’m not going to do it.’ And that didn’t go over too good … Walking to the ring, I had the different feeling of, ‘Oh, what do I do really? Am I going to do it or am I not going to do it?’ And I guess when I got to the ring, I ended up doing what they asked me to do, but it was a tough situation because it’s either do it or you don’t have a job or whatever price I was going to pay after.”