Jim Ross Addresses Speculation That He and Jerry Lawler Were Aware of the “Montreal Screwjob” Finish

montreal screwjobAs noted, today is the 18 year anniversary of the infamous “Montreal Screwjob” involving Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels at Survivor Series on November 9th, 1997.

In a new piece written for FOX Sports, Jim Ross addressed speculation that he and Jerry Lawler were aware of the screwjob finish and how the match would play out. Ross wrote the following:

“Not so fast my friends. The King and I were working off the Saturday night production meeting finish, which was simply described as going to be a ‘DQ.’ Who or why was not discussed and it did not affect Jerry or me in our prep and our presentation of broadcasting the bout. So the truth of the matter is that neither of us knew was was gong to transpire in the main event.”