Show opening/Hart Foundation and Steve Austin
Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:08 PM
Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:13 PM
Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:51 PM
Bret mentions that he's not anti-American, just pro-Canadian, which sounds like Vince worrying about the heat getting out of hand.
To me, it just seemed like Bret babyface-ing it up on home soil.
Bret talks about how Canada is a country that takes care of its elderly, has national health care, has gun control and has no racial hatred and prejudice.
And then we had the Harper years
Bret promises to win the WWF title from the Undertaker at Summerslam, and goes as far as to say if he doesn't win the title, he'll never wrestle on American soil ever again. He then introduces Owen and Davey Boy individually and "Oh Canada" is played on the Titantron. Austin attacks them all with a chair during this to massive heat. Awesome!
This was a fan-fucking-tastic segment. WWF in spring-summer 97 was just firing on all cylinders creatively.
Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:42 AM
Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:12 AM
Posted 04 November 2015 - 12:00 AM
I can't see Bret's line being about Vince wanting to dial back the heat if they were going to end the segment with Austin interrupting O Canada--something that might have caused an international incident 5 years later. And then replaying it after the break. Another ballsy segment after a slew of them to end the PPV the night before. Vince somberly apologizes for Austin's actions, after being in his corner at Canadian Stampede.
Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:42 PM
This is tremendous. The opening video with the Canadian fans being interviewed is awesome. Bret, Owen, & Davey Boy get amazing ovations from the Edmonton crowd. Bret's promo is great. He talks about how Canada has better treatment for the sick & elderly, better healthcare, & gun control. He says if he doesn't beat Undertaker at Summerslam he won't wrestle in the States again. It's obvious that still wanted to do that stip so they put it there which is fine. It being a title match makes the stip even bigger. Owen has Austin for the IC belt at Summerslam & Davey has Shamrock for the European Title. Bret says everything in the WWF is American so tonight he asks everyone to stand up for the Canadian national anthem! Awesome. Austin sneaks up behind the three of them during the anthem & hits them with a chair to great heat. This is an awesome segment. Definitely a bold segment but one that worked. I loved this.
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