The Monday Night Wars: Austin Stuns McMahon!
Around 19 years ago today, the Era of Austin was starting to launch.
In the summer of 1997 Stone Cold Steve Austin was gaining tons of popularity in the WWE. Fans were taking to his rebellious attitude. The WWE couldn’t get people to boo him if they tried.
September 1997 was after Steve Austin suffered a neck injury against Owen Hart at SummerSlam. Austin wanted to fight but the WWE was “looking out for his best interest” and holding him out. Austin had enough. And he was causing hell. Vince McMahon tried calming him down, but Austin would have none of it. Then one of the most memorable moments of the Austin Era happened.
Justin C (@JCWonka)