Vince's main reason for taking the title was his fear that Bret would show up the next night on Nitro with the belt. I know that wasn't likely, but let's just say what if. Does that change wrestling history in a significant way?
WCW would have been out a lot of money because Bret was still under contract for another month, and WWF had already destroyed them in court for the Madusa nonsense two years before. Don’t think it would have appreciably changed wrestling history though.