Re: Starrcade 97...how would you have booked the ending and Bret Hart?
Just a nice epic match with a clean win by Sting, via the Scorpion Deathlock. No bullshit, no interference, no extra refs, and no Bret Hart. At least no Bret Hart during the match, maybe he comes out and celebrates with him afterwards or something. Next night on Nitro, Sting starts cutting a promo about winning the title when Bret Hart interrupts him and challenges him for the strap at Souled Out 98. Simple.