On Monday night, wrestling fans across the globe will be able to watch the famous “holy grail” match between Bret Hart and Tom Magee. The bout took place on December 6, 1986 in Rochester, New York and served as Magee’s tryout match for WWE.
WWE has revealed that the match will air, along with a documentary, on the WWE Network immediately after Raw on Monday night. The company issued the following statement per Fightful:
One of the greatest mysteries in sports-entertainment history has been found and you’ll be able to see it along with a documentary explaining the story on WWE Network after Raw on Monday.
On Dec. 6, 1986, Bret “Hit Man” Hart faced Tom Magee in an untelevised tryout match in Rochester, New York. After the bell sounded and Magee’s hand was raised, he was labeled the next Hulk Hogan, but since the bout was untelevised, footage became lost over time … until today.
VHS tape traders tried in vain to chase down the cassette of Hart vs. Magee for three decades to no avail, but it was recently discovered as part of “Hit Man’s” tape library and is available Monday after Raw on WWE Network. Check out this classic match and get the full story on how the tape was discovered, what happened to Tom Magee, and much more by watching The Holy Grail: The Search for WWE’s Most Infamous Lost Match, streaming Monday after Raw
The timing is interesting, as it was revealed last month that as a compromise for pulling Kurt Angle and The Undertaker from Starrcast II, WWE was going to allow Bret Hart and Tom Magee to discuss their famous match at Conrad Thompson’s convention.
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