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Re: What could Bret Hart have done against the Kliq ?
Technically, he was in the right to sue over the screwjob since he had full creative control over the last 30 days of his contract. But of course he didn't want the circus and probably didn't want to disrespect kayfabe. Plus the political/justice world doesn't respect wrestling, so he probably would've had to fight for the lawsuit. Either way, Vince didn't care. He would've loved the circus that he would've gotten from a lawsuit and the payout would've been a much weaker loss than risking Bret Hart show up on Nitro with the WWF Championship.
However, since he was worried about being screwed he should've laid down and agreed to losing the match or he should've never agreed to the match in the first place. He should've pulled a "I lost my smile" on HBK, like HBk did him. That's what I would've done to be honest. I would not have even bothered with the risk. Plus I would've been extremely pissed about what HBK did to get out of the last match, so I would've been like fuck him all together.
As far as him making friends, he's obviously not a cool person. Not easy for a guy like him to make friends with the cool-shady characters or the cool political players in the wrestling business. That's not an option for him. His only options were to play it straight and agree to losing or fake an injury to get out of it.