July 19, 2011
It is a real pleasure to be reporting on this weeks PPV and subsequent Raw. I think I want to move to Chicago.
I never got around to talking about the allusions to the Montreal Screwjob. The commentators were talking about it during the MitB main event, there was that feeling of deja vu when McMahon sent John L. over to ring the bell prematurely, and Cena even talked about it at length during his promo on Raw. I'm not sure it's ever been addressed so openly, and I found all of it fascinating.
Back when the Screwjob happened, McMahon did a taped interview for Raw in which he broke kayfabe and said that Bret didn't want to give up the belt on his way out, and that "in this business" that's something you just don't do, and that when you decide to move on, it's appropriate and respectful to show appreciation for the promotion by helping get another guy over. The way Cena was spinning it on Raw didn't put any heat on Bret at all, and even if both points of view were manufactured by the same company to meet their need at the time, it's still interesting to think about the most infamous moment in pro wrestling history from a variety of perspectives.
Posted by Quarter Marshall at 4:44 pm