Bret Hart and Tom Magee’s long-lost match is finally being made available to the public.
WWE has announced that Hart vs. Magee will air on the WWE Network after Monday’s episode of Raw. It will be accompanied by a documentary explaining the relevance of the match, how the tape was discovered, and what happened to Magee.
The special is called “The Holy Grail: The Search for WWE’s Most Infamous Lost Match.”
Hart vs. Magee was a dark match that took place at a WWF Wrestling Challenge television taping in Rochester, New York on October 7, 1986. Dave Meltzer noted that both Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson thought Magee would be the eventual replacement for Hulk Hogan after the match, but Magee never lived up to that hype in the ring and his career ended in 1990.
The VHS tape of Hart vs. Magee was found by Mary-Kate Anthony in March from tapes Hart’s assistant, Marcy Engelstein, had her convert to DVD years ago.
Hart and Magee will be discussing the match together at Starrcast II in Las Vegas on May 25.
Meltzer and Colt Cabana discussed the story of Hart vs. Magee on an episode of Cabana’s Pro Wrestling Fringe podcast: