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Hit Man: The WWF can go to hell


THE HIT MAN
By ERIC FRANCIS -- Calgary Sun

  Two months after asking Bret (the Hitman) Hart to leave, WWF officials got their wish yesterday.

Hart skipped his scheduled appearance at Monday Night Raw in Ottawa last night and returned to Calgary.

"I'm on my way home and the WWF can go to hell," said Hart from his Montreal hotel room.

"This is the ultimate, final slap in the face and I'm washing my hands of the whole damned organization. I'm going to the WCW."

Hart had earlier said he planned on jumping to the rival wrestling loop within 30 days.

But he revealed for the first time yesterday he made the move at the WWF's request.

Hart said he met with WWF boss Vince McMahon before Sunday's feature match against Shawn Michaels -- saying he was promised there'd be no chicanery as he made his final appearances in the WWF.

But halfway through his match, Hart said he was put into his own patented sharpshooter move for "about one second" and was immediately declared the loser by virtue of a submission he says he never gave.

"He gave me his word and then he ordered the timekeeper to ring the bell," said Hart. He said he fielded dozens of calls from fellow wrestlers yesterday who threatened to boycott the WWF for their actions Sunday.

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