The source for this information is the WWE itself–a regime so secretive on certain topics it makes the walls of the Vatican look open for business…
They say Bret had it.
From their press release:
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.
In 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 Holy Grail: The Search for WWE’s Most Infamous Lost Match, streaming Monday after Raw
If you’ve never heard of Tom Magee, that’s because his career didn’t exactly pan out that way. He was out of pro wrestling entirely by 1990.. The only recent time that Magee made news since these old wrestling days was because he was severely beaten up over a parking spot in California in 2018..
But now thanks to the nostalgic kick so many are on and the opening of the secretive VHS vault at the McMahan federation, we will see him and Hart once again. In living-ish color…