Vader talks warning Bret Hart before ‘Montreal Screw Job’, Mick Foley initially tearing off his ear, Ken Shamrock going off script

Former WCW and WWE Superstar Vader recently spoke with GOProWrestling to discuss his career in the professional wrestling business. You can check out the highlights here:



On Mick Foley initially tearing his ear off during their match in Germany:

“I remember when he hung himself in the ropes and it initially was torn. I had thought all these years that I had done it. I was getting the credit for it. I was watching some footage of it at WWE film room with Mick and he did tear his ear in the ropes. It was later in the match when I got my hand in and I pulled it away from the ear and it flies up. So I think the final tear was from me.”

On Ken Shamrock going off script during a WWE match:

“You see, I had given him too much credit as a worker and I actually wanted to get down to his level so he could punch me in the face to make those shots look good. So I gave myself to him. And it was intentional but that is part of the deal. And I gave them that big shot to the head as a receipt. I hit him as hard as I could. I don’t think it phased him but it look like it did. I clocked him pretty good.”

On warning Bret Hart before the Montreal Screwjob:

“I told Bret straight out don’t get yourself in a near full because if they have something planned, that’s what will happen. The ref will count three. He said no Leon I trust (Earl) Hebner and I’ve talked to Shawn. I said you’re wrong – you’re crazy. I said you think the businessman that Vince McMahon is he’s going to allow you to go to WCW with his belt as World champion? I said Bret you’re not that important. Nobody is that important but somehow he thought he was going to walk out of that ring world champion and go to WCW. How many employees does Vince feed? He fed me! I didn’t want Bret to take that belt down there.”

(All transcribed quotes courtesy of Wrestling Inc.)

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