I know people always talk about things like "what if the screwjob never happened" or "what if the roles were reversed" and things like that. But one thing I was wondering about was if Vince canceled the Survivor Series 1997 main event(meaning HBK didn't defend his title,Bret didn't appear,and the ppv just ended at Austin-Owen for IC title) would that have been on a similar controversial level as screwing Bret?
Fans were mad that WWE did something like this, especially to someone like Bret. So would it have been more controversial if they just ended the PPV early and cancelled the main event? Would the aftermath have been better or worse for WWE?