Originally Posted by chucky101
^ don't believe it, bret was not in on it, some fans just can't accept some things are real
if it was real why didn't bret come back in 1999, he signed for 3 years and hated it, he got his 9 million, wcw was on its deathbed, he could of came back in dec 99 before his concussion, hbk was gone
vince just should of allowed bret to drop the title maybe to taker, taker/hbk were wrestling anyways, they could of had there match at rumble and everything would of been the same
The problem with that is Bret's WCW contract began on December 1, 1997 and likely ended December 1, 2000, meaning he couldn't come back in December 1999.
Like someone said, Vince was worried about the information leaking that his champion signed to the competition and it did. A newspaper out of Canada reported it days before Survivor Series. So, now you have the information leaked and the possibility of the belt showing up on Nitro without Bret. Bret refused all scenarios involved because he didn't want to drop the belt to HBK.
It was just too much flip flopping from both Vince & Bret but the only thing that remained the same was Bret wouldn't willingly lose the belt until at least November 14 in Youngstown. That's nearly 2 weeks after he had signed with WCW and despite Bret saying Bischoff would allow him to stay until December 8, Vince had no confirmation from Bischoff himself.