Vince Russo recently appeared on the That 90’ Wrestling Podcast, where he shared a few thoughts on the infamous Montreal Screwjob.
During the conversation with the podcast, Russo showed support for his former boss, Vince McMahon, and told listeners:
"It was horrible. It was terrible. It was really, really bad. But having been a main part of that, as much as I've had my differences with Vince McMahon over the years, I really believe that Vince was protecting his company. Vince [McMahon] was afraid, keep in mind, the Alundra Blayze thing had just happened with her throwing the title, and Vince was afraid the same thing would happen... Let's face it, Eric Bischoff was a snake. He was clearly capable of talking Bret into setting the belt on fire or whatever, so I know for a fact and without the shadow of a doubt that it was nothing personal with Bret as far as Vince....Vince loved Bret, that had nothing to do with it. It was about protecting the integrity of his company. To this day I will still back up Vince's decision with that.”
The long time wrestling personality continued to talk about the Screwjob, and revealed that he had conversations with Bret Hart about the moment. Russo mentioned:
"I've had many conversations. I've talked to Bret Hart and I told Bret exactly the same thing that I'm saying to you. I said, "I know you'll never see this side of it but Vince was trying to protect his company." It was nothing personal towards Bret.”
(H/T and transcribed by SKWrestling)