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The Biggest Double Cross in the History of Professional Wrestling
By David Meltzer - The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

October 20, 1996 Bret Hart was in a hotel room in San Jose, CA, hours from making the biggest decision of his life - who would win the biggest bidding war in the history of pro wrestling. He had pretty well leaned toward staying with the World Wrestling Federation despite a much larger offer from World Championship Wrestling, but had changed his mind a few times over the previous two weeks as each side presented new offers. Many close advisers of Hart's tried to tell him going to WCW was the best move for his present, and more importantly his future after wrestling. Judy Justice

McMahon, not to lose a very public fight with his archrivals, offered him the famous 20-year contract where he'd, after retirement in about three years, become almost a first lieutenant when it came to the booking process. Hart would earn somewhere in the neighbourhood of $1.5 million per year as an active wrestler, and a healthy but far lesser figure working in the front office for the 17 years after retirement as an active wrestler.

The money was still only around half that offered by WCW, but largely out of loyalty Bret was ready to sign with McMahon. He was concerned about the legacy and future of the Bret Hart character, and Vince assured him the character would be a WWF hero (babyface) for years to come. He accepted the WWF offer.

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