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 Diana Hart Smith Talks SummerSlam '92, Montreal Screw Job And Much More

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PostSubject: Diana Hart Smith Talks SummerSlam '92, Montreal Screw Job And Much More   Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:58 am

She talked about
being involved in SummerSlam '92, the Montreal Screwjob, thoughts on HBK
and HHH, a project coming up with Linda Hogan and more.


Here are the highlights:

On How SummerSlam Came To Wembley:

It wasnt meant to happen. It was meant to be Shawn and Bret I think, It
was to take place in the Capitol Center in Washington. Davey told Vince
‘You could do some really great business on the bank holiday weekend
for SummerSlam’ Vince began to put some things together in his mind. He
must have known Davey Boy and Sky TV were getting over. It was pretty
sudden like June. It broke all sorts of records and sold more tickets
than at that time Madonna or Michael Jackson. They sold the whole thing
out in like 11 hours which is just unbelievable. I was a part of it. I
was an integal part of it.

How Diana was almost pulled from the match:

Even though I was supposed to be a big part of this brother vs. Brother
in law. They weren’;t sure they wanted me to even go to the show. They
were going to bring in Sarah Ferguson and she was going to raise the
hand of the winner. I guess they thought they’d sold all the tickets and
it doesn’t really matter. We can replace Diana with Sarah Ferguson. I
was written out of it, I was really hurt by it. I wasn’t planning on
being a part of it. Sarah had some bad publicity and I was back in the
match.

How she got involved with HBK/Bulldog angle:

It was right after the Iron Man Match. I’d asked Davey for a long time
if I could be involved, manage him or something. Vince got really into
the idea and Davey came up to me just after WrestleMania and said they
wanted to use me. They kinda kept us in the dark each week about what
was going to happen. At first it was Shawn was going to make advance
towards me. The big conclusion that you didn’t get to see was it was me
going after Shawn all along and some fan would have filmed the footage
on a video camera. Davey and I were a bit like ‘Where does that leave
us?’ It makes Davey look stupid and his wife look like a tramp who went
for Shawn. Davey presented his case to Vince and it just kinda got
pulled.

Memories of One Night Only in England with Davey Boy/Shawn and finish being changed?

It was a shock. You have to do what you’re told. I thought ‘those
bastards’ why are they doing this to him and in England. Where does it
leave him? They made Davey their first European Champion, they made the
belt for him and now they take it away from him. Sometimes if I wonder
if it was connected to the Montreal Screwjob. Sometimes I don’t wanna
think that because then I start thinking about these conspiracy
theories. It was something in the works then and we didn’t know it. I
was aware that Chyna would be getting together with me. I thought she
was un-necessarily rough with me. I know Chyna is strong, I felt she was
un-necessarily aggressive with me.

On atmosphere backstage at One Night Only with Shawn and Bret being bad?

I could feel it. I wasn’t there all the time but I felt like Shawn and
Hunter were getting carried away with being the teachers pets.

Feelings on the Screwjob?

I was in Vancouver and managed to get home to see it. I would never
have fathomed they would have done this to Bret. My Dad thought it was
part of the storyline. We thought it was part of something that started
back in England at One Night Only. Owen was disgusted and a lot of guys
wanted to quit.

Did she support Bulldog getting out of his WWF contract after Montreal?

I didn’t want him to do it. I wanted him to stay. It cost Davey $100,00
to get out of it. I didn’t want him to do it. I felt terrible for what
happened to Bret but I didn’t want Davey to lose the money. The funny
thing is the same day Davey paid the $100,000, They gave Owen a $100,000
bonus for re-signing and staying with the company.

Did she ever hold WWF accountable for Owen’s death in 1999?

I always believe it was an accident. I never thought it was anything more than an accident.

Do you think it was soon for Bulldog to come back in 1999?

It was Davey’s call but in hindsight, i think he should have waited. He
was anxious to show everyone..... He wanted to show WCW, ‘Look what you
let go?’ and it was almost a kind of a ‘Take a look at me now’

Thoughts on her book in 2001 Under The Mat ?

I hate the book and I wish it was never written. I wish the person
writing it with me had done it differently. They took the bad parts of
my stories and left out all the good stuff.

Her Future:

I look forward to doing a project with Linda Hogan, I’m awaiting news
on that. She has some irons in the fire. She said if anything turn out,
she wants me to be on board.

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