After a 14-year career at the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1984 to 1997, Bret decided to leave the WWF because either he wouldn't concede his main event role to the likes of Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Mick Foley, The Undertaker and Kane, and didn't like the direction of the newly implemented Attitude Era because of the sexual content and vulgar profanities, even though Bret himself was never shy of swearing and had been a philanderer on the road having sex with female groupies and ring rats, not to mention, Sunny; while doing all that behind his then-wife Julie Hart's back. The Montreal Screwjob at the 1997 Survivor Series PPV gave Bret a sour taste about professional wrestling afterwards, and so he was off to WCW for a three-year contract apparently worth $3.2 million a year from '97-'98 to '99-'00. He debuted in WCW as one of the Team WCW faces who was set on vowing to right the wrongs. After a friendly feud with Ric Flair at Souled Out '98, and fighting Curt Hennig at Uncensored '98, Bret turned heel on the WCW Nitro episode after Spring Stampede '98 when he turned heel by assaulting Kevin Nash and Randy Savage (now tweeners) helping Hollywood Hogan take back the WCW World Heavyweight Chapmionship from Savage, and bringing it back to the nWo (later nWo Hollywood). When Mean Gene questioned his actions, Bret assumed that nice guys finished last because his heart was cold and hardened since Montreal. As a WCW heel who associated himself with the nWo Hollywood, Bret went on to battle Randy Savage, Roddy Piper, Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, The Ultimate Warrior, Lex Luger, Kevin Nash and Sting before his nWo Hollywood association was quietly phased out and remained a full-time WCW heel before going on hiatus to premiere his Hitman Hart:Wrestling With Shadows documentary and undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia. Before Bret was to return to WCW from hiatus in the Spring of '99, his brother Owen died during the infamous WWF's Over The Edge '99 PPV which was most remembered for Owen's death as he had a faulty harness that caused him to plummet to the turnbuckle and caused internal bleeding. That led to a further four months of hiatus when Bischoff gave Bret as much time off as he needed to re-collect himself following the loss of Owen. And after Bret eventually returned in the Fall of 1999, he returned to WCW as a face who was fighting alongside Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, David Flair, Bill Goldberg and Chris Benoit in an attempt to fight off Luger, Sting and DDP from Halloween Havoc '99 through WCW Mayhem '99. Then at Starrcade '99, Bret re-lived the Montreal Screwjob when he defeated Goldberg via Sharpshooter even though Goldberg didn't submit, but Roddy Piper (guest referee) called the bell anyways. Bret turned heel on Goldberg by hitting him with the baseball bat, and became a member of the short-lived nWo 2000 faction, thus joining Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Scott Steiner w/Midajah, Jeff Jarrett and The Harris Brothers feuding with Goldberg, Sid Vicious and Terry Funk. It was at Starrcade '99 that Bret received a concussion at the hands of Goldberg's mule kick, and it's been stated that Bret did not shield his head with his hands as if to block his mule kick, and Goldberg happened to injure him with his powerhouse wrestling style. Many forget to notice that it was actually Terry Funk who gave Bret a concussion, but many people blamed Goldberg entirely for Bret's career-ending injury, so after spending much of 2000 on the sidelines with a concussion, Bret was finally released from his WCW contract and thus his wrestling career is over. Let's say if Bret hadn't gotten all the concussion and made it through his Starrcade '99 match with Goldberg unscathed, he would've fully participated in the Millionaire's Club vs New Blood angle, and he was also another one of the veterans. And after the Millionaire's Club/New Blood feud angle was over by Road Wild 2000, would Bret have been positioned to go back to a babyface role to take on Scott Steiner in late 2000, and later The Magnificent Seven in early 2001 or would Bret have been made to stay heel and join up with The Magnificent Seven faction composed of Scott Steiner, Rick Steiner, Ric Flair, Jeff Jarrett, Buff Bagwell, Lex Luger and Road Warrior Animal?