@Rock Lesnar : Bret may have had "Reasonable" Creative Control in his last 30 days with the WWF, but Vince McMahon has full say on how matches occur, how they go and how they end, so it's not up to Bret to decide whether he leaves the WWF an unbeaten WWF Champion after Survivor Series. It's called a passing of the torch. Shawn was the future, and Bret was the past in that instance. Bret never actually had full Creative Control in his contract, and for the record, I know full well how contracts actually work. I've seen sports contracts, salaries and I also know a lot about the terms of the contract. Once Bret left for the WCW, his 20-year WWF contract becomes null and void after Survivor Series 1997, and so he's limited to Reasonable Creative Control. Sure, he may want to choose to protect his Hitman character, but he doesn't get to dictate how his matches go, aka leaving an unbeaten WWF Champion let alone refusing to lose to Shawn Michaels in Canada. Plus, Vince knew the Hitman character was going to go stale by the time the WWF Attitude Era starts fully happening by 1998.