Professional wrestling referee Dave Hebner made a shocking confession this week, admitting it was he — not his twin brother Earl — who helped orchestrate the infamous “Montreal Screwjob.”
“I have been silent long enough” Dave said.
“It was me, not Earl, who screwed Bret.”
When Shawn Michaels put Bret Hart in the Sharpshooter during a 1997 match in Montreal, it was actually Dave Hebner who prematurely called for the bell to ensure a quick loss for Hart, as ordered by WWE honcho Vince McMahon.
But Dave, fearing the backlash he would surely face for such a betrayal of Hart’s trust, pointed the finger at his identical twin brother, Earl.
Earl, always having been a protective older brother (he was born 17 minutes before Dave), willingly took the fall and absorbed years of misdirected disdain.
“All those times fans chanted ‘You screwed Bret’ at Earl, they should have been chanting it at me,” admitted a teary-eyed Dave.
“I also orchestrated the whole Andre-Hogan-Dibiase double-referee scandal, too.”