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Stone Cold Steve Austin
Born Steven James Anderson
December 18, 1964 (1964-12-18) (age 45)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Other name(s) Steven Williams
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Occupation Actor/Wrestler
Years active 1989–2003 (wrestler)
1998–present (actor)
Spouse(s) Kathryn Burrhus (1990–1992)
Jeannie Clark (1992-1999)
Debra Marshall (2000-2003)
.Steve Austin (born Steven James Anderson on December 18, 1964, later and formerly Steven Williams),[1] better known by his ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin[2] is an American film and television actor and retired professional wrestler.^ I was new to action but I was really well known as ‘Stone Cold Steve Austin’.
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^ Is stone cold steve austin good?
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^ It wasn't that long ago when Stone Cold Steve Austin was the king of professional wrestling.
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.Austin wrestled for several well-known wrestling promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and most famously, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which later became World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2002. The most popular wrestler in WWE history,[3][4] Austin gained significant mainstream popularity in the WWF during the mid-to-late 1990s as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, a disrespectful, beer-drinking antihero who routinely defied his boss, Vince McMahon.^ Austin was known for his signature move, the Stone Cold Stunner, and for feuding with World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon.
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^ I was new to action but I was really well known as ‘Stone Cold Steve Austin’.
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^ Stone Cold Steve Austin is arguably the greatest superstar in the history of the World Wrestling Federation.
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[5] .This defiance was often shown by Austin flipping McMahon off and incapacitating him with the Stone Cold Stunner, his finishing move.^ Austin flips Pillman off!
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^ Stone Cold Steve Austin (vs.
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[6] McMahon inducted Austin into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.
.Austin had his first starring film role as Jack Conrad in the 2007 thriller The Condemned.^ In 2007 Austin appeared in his first motion picture, 'The Condemned' which was a WWE films production.
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^ His work outside the ring continues to thrive, with WWE Films’ 2007 release The Condemned , Austin’s first starring role in a movie.
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^ After retiring from the ring, Austin starred in The Condemned .
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Contents

Professional wrestling career

Steve Austin
Ring name(s) "Stone Cold" Steve Austin[2]
The Ringmaster
"Stunning" Steve Austin
"The Rattlesnake"
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[7]
Billed weight 245 lb (111 kg)[7]
Born December 18, 1964 (1964-12-18) (age 45)[1]
Austin, Texas[8]
Billed from Victoria, Texas[7]
Trained by Chris Adams[9][10]
Debut December 18, 1989[9]
Retired March 30, 2003

World Championship Wrestling (1991–1995)

.Austin debuted in World Championship Wrestling in 1991 as "Stunning" Steve Austin, initially managed by Vivacious Veronica.^ His new name was "Stunning" Steve Austin.

^ Austin debuted in World Championship Wrestling in 1991 as "Stunning" Steve Austin .

^ In early-1991, "Stunning" Steve Austin moved on from the USWA to Atlanta-based World Championship Wrestling.
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[11] .Almost immediately after Austin's debut, Lady Blossom became his valet.^ The Stone Cold Truth (p.85-86) Almost immediately after Austin's debut, Lady Blossom became his valet.
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^ Steve Austin: The road to the Rattlesnake began as "Stunning" Steve Austin (instead of his real name, Steve Williams, so as not to be confused with Dr. Death Steve Williams), along with valet (and first wife) Lady Blossom.

^ With Austin's arrival in the WCW in April 1991, he got a valet, Vivacious Veronica, but she was soon dropped, and the "Stunning" one gained the services of Jeannie (Lady Blossom), his then real life wife.
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[10][11] .Austin defeated Bobby Eaton for the WCW World Television Championship on June 3, 1991, just weeks after his debut.^ Steve defeats Bobby Eaton winning the WCW World TV Championship .
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^ Only weeks after debuting in the WCW in 1991, Austin won the WCW Television Championship from Bobby Eaton .
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^ World Championship Wrestling (1991–1994) .
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.In late 1991, Austin joined Paul E. Dangerously's Dangerous Alliance.^ Dangerously also bought Austin's contract from Lady Blossom, bringing Austin into the Alliance as well.

^ He founded and led The Dangerous Alliance , consisting of himself, Paul E. Dangerously , Madusa , Arn Anderson , Bobby Eaton , Larry Zbyszko , and "Stunning" Steve Austin .
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^ The Dangerous Alliance members tried to team again against their foes, but Rude accidentally caught Austin, allowing him to be eliminated.

[10][12] .Austin lost the WCW Television Championship to Barry Windham in a Two out of three falls match on April 27, 1992. He regained the title from Windham on May 23, 1992. Austin enjoyed a second lengthy reign before losing to Ricky Steamboat on September 2, 1992. The Dangerous Alliance disbanded shortly thereafter.^ The Dangerous Alliance disbanded shortly thereafter...
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^ WCW Superbrawl (May '91) = Pillman lost a "Taped Fist" Match to Barry Windham.

^ He lost the title to Ricky Steamboat on August 24, 1994.

[13] At Halloween Havoc, he replaced Terry Gordy, teaming with "Dr. Death" Steve Williams to wrestle Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham for the unified WCW and NWA World Tag Team title.[13] .The teams wrestled to a thirty minute time limit draw.^ The teams wrestled to a thirty minute time limit draw.
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1989, Brian Pillman chose to leave Stampede Wrestling for the larger draw in the NWA. At the time, new talent was being sought, which included "Flyin" Brian.

^ October 27, 1991 - Halloween Havoc: Steve Austin vs Dustin Rhodes ended in a Time Limit Draw (Austin retains)..

[13]
.In January 1993, Austin formed a tag team with Brian Pillman known as The Hollywood Blonds.^ There kind of was when me and Brian [Pillman] got together to form Hollywood Blondes.
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^ In 1992, Pillman turned heel , forming a tag team with "Stunning" Steve Austin known as the Hollywood Blonds .
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^ The team was dubbed the Hollywood Blondes.
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[10] .The Blonds won the WCW World Tag Team Championship on March 3, 1993, defeating Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas.^ Tag Titles with Brian Pillman defeating Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas.
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^ Austin went on to win his first WWF Championship in March 1998, defeating Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XIV in Boston.
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^ Austin and Pillman's tag team was eventually broken up which led to a quality blow off match at Clash of Champions XXV in 1993.
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.The Hollywood Blonds held the title for five months.^ The Hollywood Blonds held the titles for five months.
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^ The Hollywood Blondes held the titles for six months.

^ As a singles wrestler, and later as a member of a tag team called "The Hollywood Blonds," Austin held several titles at WCW, and his in-ring skills made it clear to anyone who knew wrestling that he was a major star in the making.
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[10] .At Clash of the Champions XXIII the Blonds faced Ric Flair and Arn Anderson in a two out of three falls tag Team title match.^ Flair and Anderson defeated the Blonds, but were not awarded the titles as one fall had been determined by a disqualification.
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^ These two are the current tag team champions.
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^ Flair and Anderson defeated the Blondes, but were not awarded the titles as one fall had been determined by a disqualification.

.Flair and Anderson defeated the Blonds, but were not awarded the title as one fall had been determined by a disqualification.^ Flair and Anderson defeated the Blonds, but were not awarded the titles as one fall had been determined by a disqualification.
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^ Rude defeated Flair for the title in September 1993 at Fall Brawl .
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^ Flair and Anderson defeated the Blondes, but were not awarded the titles as one fall had been determined by a disqualification.

[14] .At Clash of the Champions XXIV, Austin and Pillman were scheduled to defend the title against Anderson and Paul Roma.^ At Clash of the Champions XXIV , Austin and Pillman were scheduled to defend the titles against Arn Anderson and his new partner, Paul Roma.

^ At Clash of the Champions XXIV, Austin and Pillman were scheduled to defend the titles against Arn Anderson and his new partner, Paul Roma.
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^ Austin and Regal lost to Anderson and Roma.
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.An injured Pillman, however, was replaced by Steven Regal.^ An injured Pillman, however, was replaced by Steven Regal .
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^ However, Pillman was injured, and was replaced by Steven Regal.

^ Several months later (1993-08-18) Pillman goes on the injured list and Austin loses the Tag Titles, with replacement Steven Regal, to Arn Anderson and Paul Roma.
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.Austin and Regal lost to Anderson and Roma.^ Austin and Regal went on to lose to Anderson and Roma.

^ Austin and Regal lost to Anderson and Roma.
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^ Several months later (1993-08-18) Pillman goes on the injured list and Austin loses the Tag Titles, with replacement Steven Regal, to Arn Anderson and Paul Roma.
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[15] .With Pillman still injured, Austin joined Colonel Robert Parker's Stud Stable.^ With Pillman still injured, Austin went on to join Colonel Robert Parker's Stud Stable.

^ He foundered in smaller wrestling promotions, calling himself Superstar Steve Austin, Stunning Steve Austin and even one of the Hollywood Blonds and a member of the Stud Stable.
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^ Pillman continued to feud with Austin into 1994, joining with Sting & Dustin Rhodes in a "Thundercage" Match against Austin, Rick Rude & Paul Orndorff.

[16] .After Pillman returned, Austin betrayed and defeated him in a singles match at Clash of the Champions XXV.^ After Pillman returned, Austin betrayed him, and went on to defeat him in a singles bout at Clash of the Champions XXV. .
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^ WCW Clash of the Champions XXV (November '93) = Pillman was beaten by Steve Austin.

^ After Pillman returned, Austin betrayed him, and went on to defeat him in a singles bout at Clash of the Champions XXV .

[17]
.At Starrcade, in a two out of three falls match, Austin defeated Dustin Rhodes in two straight falls to win the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship.^ Match #5: WCW United States Title Match: Dustin Rhodes (c) vs Rick Rude (16 minutes) Rick Rude defeated Dustin Rhodes in 13:57 by count out.
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^ WCW Halloween Havoc '93 = Austin was defeated by the US Champ, Dustin Rhodes.

^ Dustin Rhodes wins the WCW United States Championship title.
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[10] .Austin lost the title to Ricky Steamboat on August 24, 1994. Austin was scheduled to face Steamboat in a rematch for the title at Fall Brawl, but Steamboat was unable to wrestle due to a back injury, and Austin was awarded the title by forfeit.^ September 18, 1994 - Fall Brawl: Steve Austin defeated Ricky Steamboat (injured back) via forfeit to recapture the United States title..

^ He lost the title to Ricky Steamboat on August 24, 1994.

^ Austin lost the title to Ricky Steamboat on August 24, 1994.
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.His second reign ended just minutes later when he lost to Steamboat's replacement, Jim Duggan in a match that lasted thirty-five seconds.^ His second reign ended just minutes later when he lost to Steamboat's replacement, Jim Duggan in a match that lasted thirty-five seconds.
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^ Later that night, Austin lost the belt to Jim Duggan.

^ A shocked Austin lost his title to Duggan in a match which lasted a mere 35 seconds.
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[18] .Austin unsuccessfully challenged Duggan for the United States Championship at Halloween Havoc 1994 and Clash of the Champions XXIX.^ Austin went on to challenge Duggan for the United States Championship at Halloween Havoc 1994 on and at Clash of the Champions XXIX. On both occasions, Austin lost to Duggan by disqualification.
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^ October 23, 1994 - Halloween Havoc: Jim Duggan defeated Steve Austin by Disqualification to retain the United States title..

^ Austin challenged Duggan for the United States Championship at Halloween Havoc 1994 and Clash of the Champions XXIX .
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[19][20] .After returning from a knee injury in early 1995, Austin took part in a tournament for the vacant WCW United States Heavyweight title, where he defeated Duggan via count out in the first round, but lost to Randy Savage in the quarterfinals.^ It was reported that the match was part of an ongoing tournament for the Southern Heavyweight Title.

^ Dustin Rhodes wins the WCW United States Championship title.
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^ After returning from a knee injury in early 1995, Austin took part in a tournament for the vacant WCW United States Heavyweight title, where he defeated Duggan in the first round, but lost to Randy Savage in the quarterfinals.
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Extreme Championship Wrestling (1995)

.In 1995, Austin was fired by WCW Vice President Eric Bischoff, after suffering a triceps injury, while wrestling on a Japanese tour; Bischoff and WCW did not see Austin as a 'marketable' wrestler.^ While on a wrestling tour of Japan, Austin tore his triceps brachii muscle.

^ WCW Vice President Eric Bischoff fired Steve over the phone, telling Austin he was unmarketable.
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^ In 1995, Steve Austin was fired by WCW Vice President Eric Bischoff , after suffering a triceps injury, while wrestling on a Japanese tour; Bischoff and WCW did not see Austin as a 'marketable' wrestler.
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[10][21] .Eventually, Austin was contacted by Paul Heyman of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), who had managed him in WCW.[10] Heyman hired Austin to do in-ring interviews, as he still had not recovered from his injury enough to wrestle.^ Top 10 wrestling managers .
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^ Eventually, Austin was contacted by Paul Heyman, who had managed him in WCW. [3] Heyman told Austin that since he had a TV show and Austin had a grievance, it would be a good opportunity to go on Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) television to air it.
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^ Eventually, Austin was contacted by Paul Heyman, who had managed him in WCW. Heyman told Austin that since he had a TV show and Austin had a grievance, it would be a great opportunity to go on ECW television to air it.

[22] .While in ECW, Austin used the platform to develop his future "Stone Cold" persona as well as a series of vignettes running down WCW in general and Bischoff in particular.^ While in ECW, Steve Austin used the platform to develop his future "Stone Cold" persona as well as a series of viginettes running down WCW in general and Bischoff in particular, referring to WCW's flagship program as "Monday NyQuil."
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^ Austin uses his legendary Stone Cold Stunner on Donald Trump at.
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^ Tags for 'stone cold steve austin' .
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[10][22]
.While with ECW, Austin was known as "Superstar" Steve Austin.^ I was new to action but I was really well known as ‘Stone Cold Steve Austin’.
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^ Stephen Williams (born December 18, 1964), better known by his stage name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, is a professional wrestler from Victoria, Texas.
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^ Stone Cold Steve Austin describes the origin of the phenomenon known as, What?
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[23] .He had a match with The Sandman and feuded with Mikey Whipwreck.^ While with ECW, "Superstar" Steve Austin feuded with The Sandman and Mikey Whipwreck.
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^ The Sandman defeated Steve Austin and Whipwreck in a Triple Threat match at December to Dismember in 1995 for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.
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^ While with ECW, "Superstar" Steve Austin feuded with The Sandman and Mikey Whipwreck .
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[23] .Whipwreck, who was the ECW World Heavyweight Champion at the time, defeated Austin at November to Remember.^ Ric Flair is a 16 time World Heavyweight Champion.
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^ ECW November to Remember '95 = Austin was defeated by the ECW Champion, Mikey Whipwreck.

^ Whipwreck, who was the ECW World Heavyweight Champion at the time, defeated Austin at November to Remember .
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[24] .The Sandman defeated Steve Austin and Whipwreck in a Triple Threat match at December to Dismember in 1995 for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.^ (Raw: 4/6/98) Steve Austin/Vince Interview (Raw: 4/13/98) WWF Title Match: Vince McMahon vs. Steve Austin - Match never happens other than one slap by Vince.
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^ Austin Idol defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 by disqualification in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

^ Austin went on to win his first WWF Championship in March 1998, defeating Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XIV in Boston.
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[25]

World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment (1995–2010)

The Ringmaster (1995–1996)

.In late 1995, Austin joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) after Kevin Nash and Jim Ross helped convince WWF's owner Vince McMahon to hire him.^ This made him angry at the WWF, Vince McMahon especially.

^ Austin retained the WWF World Title.

^ In 1995, when Vince McMahon offered him a job with the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment), Austin still didn’t have a clear idea who he was.
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[10][23] .Initially, Austin wrestled as "The Ringmaster" and was managed by Ted DiBiase,[10] who awarded him with the Million Dollar Championship.^ By the end of 1995, Austin left ECW and signed with the WWF. Austin entered the WWF as the Ringmaster, managed by the "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase.
  • Steve Austin - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki Database 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC armchairgm.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Initially, Austin used the moniker "The Ringmaster," and managed by Ted DiBiase, who awarded him with his "Million Dollar Championship Belt".

^ By the end of 1995, Austin left ECW and signed with the WWF. - Austin entered the WWF as the Ringmaster, managed by the "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase.
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[26] .The Ringmaster defeated Savio Vega at WrestleMania XII.^ August 19, 1996 - RAW: Goldust defeated Sycho Sid and Steve Austin and Savio Vega in a "sudden death battle royal"..

^ The Ringmaster defeated Savio Vega at WrestleMania XII .
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^ (Raw: 2/19/96) Steve Austin vs. Savio Vega - Austin's first match at Wrestlemania.
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[27] .During this time, Austin shaved his head bald.^ During this time, Austin shaved his head bald, a look he has maintained since.
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^ During the match Hart botched a piledriver and dropped Austin on his head, resulting in a legitimate broken neck for Austin and temporary paralysis.
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^ He shaved his head and became Stone Cold Steve Austin, the ultimate renegade and anti-hero.
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.At In Your House: Beware of Dog, Austin lost a "Caribbean Strap match" to Vega.^ Austin entered a feud with the Undertaker that resulted in a number one contenders match for the WWF Undisputed Championship at Backlash , which Austin lost.
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^ WWF Insurrextion '01 (May 5) = Austin & Hunter Hearst Helmsley lost a "Handicap" match to the Undertaker.

^ Undertaker, who won the WWF Title from Sid at Wrestlemania 13, defended it against Steve Austin at the In Your House: A Cold Day in Hell PPV in a match that isn’t the best contest either man have had against each other.
  • WWE: The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin DVD Review 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC www.wrestling101.com [Source type: General]

.In accordance to the pre-match stipulations, DiBiase was forced to leave the WWF, giving Austin the opportunity to forge his own path.^ In accordance to the pre-match stipulations, DiBiase was forced to leave the WWF, giving Austin the opportunity to forge his own path.
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^ In accordance to the pre-match stipulations, DiBiase was forced to leave the WWF, giving me the opportunity to forge my own path.
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^ In accordance to the pre-match stipulations, DiBiase was forced to leave the WWF. With DiBiase no longer with the WWF, Austin had the opportunity to forge his own path.
  • Steve Austin biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (WWE Wrestling) 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

[28] .Austin later told announcer Dok Hendrix (Michael P.S. Hayes) that he had purposely lost the match in order to rid himself of his manager.^ He would later tell announcer Dok Hendrix he purposely lost the match in order to rid himself of his manager.
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^ Austin later told announcer Dok Hendrix that he had purposely lost the match in order to rid himself of his manager.
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^ I would later tell announcer Dok Hendrix I purposely lost the match in order to rid myself of my manager...
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Austin 3:16 and rise to superstardom (1996–1997)

.Austin's genuine rise to superstardom began at the 1996 King of the Ring.^ Austin 3:16 and rise to superstardom (1996–1997) .
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Austin's genuine rise to superstardom began at the 1996 King of the Ring .
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^ Coronation speech from King of the Ring 1996.
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.Austin began using his trademark finishing maneuver, the Stone Cold Stunner; with this new technique, he won the King of the Ring tournament,[10] receiving a push originally intended for Triple H.^ Austin stuns Donald Trump - Steve Austin uses his legendary Stone Cold Stunner on.
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^ "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's signature ring entrance.
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^ Stone Cold Steve Austin's profile .

.After defeating Marc Mero in the semi-finals, Austin defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts in the finals.^ After defeating Marc Mero in the semi-finals, Austin defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts in the finals.
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ WWF King of the Ring '96 = Austin defeated Marc Mero and Jake Roberts to win the King of the Ring tournament.

^ After toppling Marc Mero in the semi-finals, I defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts in the final.
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[10][28] .At the time, Roberts was portraying a born-again Christian, so after the match, Austin cut a now famous promo during his coronation, telling Roberts,[29] "You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn't get you anywhere!^ "There's never gonna be an Austin-Jones match, if that's what you're saying.
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^ After the match, I cut a promo during my coronation which viciously mocked Jake's reformed lifestyle, telling Roberts: "You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn't get you anywhere!
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^ At the time, Roberts was portraying a born-again Christian, so after the match, Austin cut a promo during his coronation, telling Roberts, [7] "You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn't get you anywhere!
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Talk about your Psalms, talk about John 3:16...^ You can have your psalms and your John 3:16.
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^ Talk about your Psalms, talk about John 3:16...
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^ You talk about your psalms, you talk about John 3:16 - Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass.

.Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!"
.^ Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass!
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^ Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!
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^ Austin 3:16 says "I just whipped your ass!"
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."Austin 3:16" ultimately became one of the most popular catch phrases in wrestling history.^ Austin 3:16 ultimately became one of the most popular catchphrases in wrestling history and is often regarded as marking the beginning of the Attitude Era.
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^ Austin 3:16 ultimately became one of the most popular catchphrases in wrestling history and is often regarded as marking the beginning of what became known as The Attitude Era.

^ "Austin 3:16" ultimately became one of the most popular catch phrases in wrestling history.
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[10]
Austin in 1996.
.Austin spoke about Bret Hart constantly and taunted him relentlessly.^ Austin had bret hart by 1 INCH. and bret hart is/was 6'0 peak.
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^ Austin spoke about Hart constantly and taunted him relentlessly on TV, before Hart finally accepted Austin's challenge and returned to the WWF in October 1996.
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^ Austin spoke about Bret Hart constantly and taunted him relentlessly (one quote had Austin saying "If you put the letter 'S' in front of 'Hitman,' you have my exact opinion of Bret Hart" ).
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Hart finally accepted Austin's challenge and returned to the WWF in October 1996. At Survivor Series, Hart pinned Austin in a match which helped create the foundations for the eventual intense year-long feud between the two.^ WWE: Survivor Series 1996 (1996) .
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^ At Survivor Series 1996, Hart pinned Austin in a match which helped create the foundations for the eventual intense year-long feud between the two.

^ This really is Austin's year as WWF Champ.
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[28] .The match came hot on the heels of an incident broadcast live on Raw, which saw Austin "break into" Brian Pillman's house, with Pillman holding a gun.^ The match came hot on the heels of a highly controversial incident broadcast live on Raw , which saw Austin " break into " Brian Pillman's house, with Pillman holding a gun.
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^ November 4, 1996 - RAW: Steve Austin broke into Brian Pillmans house, resulting in Pillman pulling a gun and firing on Austin!

^ Brian Pillman came out of the match looking good.
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.During the 1997 Royal Rumble match, Austin was originally eliminated by Bret Hart, but the officials did not see it, and he sneaked back into the ring and eliminated Hart by throwing him over the ropes, thus winning the match.^ Austin tries to throw HBK into the ropes, but it’s reversed.

^ Austin then won the 1997 Royal Rumble match two months later after already being eliminated, sneaking back into the ring unnoticed to eliminate the "real" winner, Bret Hart.
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^ I would like to see him back, but not in the ring.
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[30] .This led to the first-ever pay-per-view main event of Austin's WWF career at In Your House 13: Final Four, which due to real-life events largely revolving around Shawn Michaels, the match was for the suddenly vacant WWF Championship.^ This really is Austin's year as WWF Champ.
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^ The event will also be broadcast on pay-per-view.

^ It probably would have been a pay-per-view match.
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.Austin was eliminated from the four-way match early after injuring his knee, but was involved in the finish which saw Hart win his fourth WWF Championship,[28] which he lost the next night on Raw to Sycho Sid due to Austin's interference, leading to the continuation of their feud.^ Austin was eliminated from the four-way match early after injuring his knee, but was involved in the finish which saw Hart win his fourth WWF Championship, [10] which he lost the next night on Raw to Sycho Sid due to Austin's interference, leading to the continuation of their feud.
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^ Austin finds himself in a Six-Way WWF Championship Match at Armageddon .
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^ Austin would be eliminated from the 4-way match early after injuring his knee, but was involved in the finish which saw Bret Hart win his 4th WWF Title, which Hart lost the next night on RAW to Sycho Sid due to Austin's interference, leading to the continuation of their feud.

.At WrestleMania 13, Hart defeated Austin in a 'Submission' match with Ken Shamrock as a special referee.^ El Mongol was the special referee for the match.

^ Jim Braddock was the special referee for the match.

^ The Claw will be the special referee for the match.

.During the match, Austin was cut so that he bled, and Hart refused to release his Sharpshooter since Austin had refused to give up.^ During the match, Austin was cut so that he bled, and Hart refused to release his Sharpshooter since Austin had refused to give up.
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^ At the time, Roberts was portraying a born-again Christian, so after the match, Austin cut a promo during his coronation, telling Roberts, [7] "You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn't get you anywhere!
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ This was a real shame as it had been a good match up until that point, but Austin's pain made the ending ridiculous.
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.The match ended in Austin passing out due to blood loss.^ The match ended in Austin passing out due to blood loss.
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^ This was a real shame as it had been a good match up until that point, but Austin's pain made the ending ridiculous.
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^ Despite refusing to tap out to the infamous "Sharpshooter", Austin eventually passed out due to losing too much blood - handing The Hitman one of the most hardfought wins of his career.
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.Despite his wounds he refused any assistance back to the locker room, thus turning Hart heel and Austin babyface in a rare double-turn.^ Despite his wounds he refused any assistance back to the locker room, thus turning Hart heel and Austin babyface in a rare double-turn .
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^ Despite his wounds he refused any assistance back to the locker room, which made Austin the new fan favorite.

^ As Austin applied the Million Dollar Dream, Bret kicked back from the turnbuckles, and wound up on top of Austin for the three count.

[28] .Austin eventually got his revenge on Hart when he injured Hart's leg in a no disqualification match on Raw, which featured Austin refusing to let go of his own Sharpshooter and beating Hart while on a stretcher in the back of an ambulance.^ Austin would eventually get his revenge on Hart when he injured Hart's leg in a no disqualification match on RAW , which featured Austin refusing to let go of his own Sharpshooter and beating Hart while on a stretcher in the back of an ambulance.

^ Austin eventually got his revenge on Hart when he injured Hart's leg in a no disqualification match on Raw , which featured Austin refusing to let go of his own Sharpshooter and beating Hart while on a stretcher in the back of an ambulance.
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^ At No Mercy '99, Austin & Helmsley went at it in a No Disqualification match.

.Austin would face Hart once again in the main event of In Your House 14: Revenge of the 'Taker, which Austin won when Hart was disqualified due to assistance from The British Bulldog.^ This led to the first-ever pay-per-view main event of Austin's WWF career at In Your House 13: Final Four , which due to real-life events largely revolving around Shawn Michaels , the match was for the suddenly vacant WWF Championship .
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^ I would go on to face John Bradshaw Layfield in a beer drinking contest at WWE Saturday Night's Main Event on March 18, 2006 in which would go to a no-contest when I saw JBL cheating by pouring the beer down his clothes.
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^ The next stop on Austin's trip to mega stardom was joining with Shawn Micheals to win the tag team titles from Owen Hart and British Bulldog on RAW in May 1997.
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.After his feud with Hart, he faced The Undertaker for the WWF Championship at In Your House 15: A Cold Day In Hell.^ The WWF positioned me and Triple H as the villains of the company and had us feud with Undertaker and Kane for April and May of 2001.
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^ Austin also continued to feud with Kane & the Undertaker, leading up to Judgment Day '98, where he played the 'impartial' referee.

^ After Hart won the WWF Championship at Final Four In Your House, he defended it against Sycho Sid the following night on Raw.
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.Austin had the Undertaker down with the Stunner, but due to a distraction from Brian Pillman, Undertaker nailed Austin with a Tombstone Piledriver and got the victory.^ Austin had the Undertaker down with the Stunner, but due to a distraction from Brian Pillman, Undertaker nailed Austin with a Tombstone Piledriver and got the victory.
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^ After the match, Undertaker comes down and nails Austin with a shovel.
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^ After the match, a furious Austin nailed the Undertaker with the Stone Cold Stunner.

[28]
.During this time, Austin found a way to win the WWF Tag Team Championship on two separate occasions.^ He and the WWF went their separate ways.

^ He had managed the Bulldogs to the WWF tag team championship but that was about it.
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^ During this time, Austin found a way to win the WWF Tag Team Championship on two separate occasions.
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.On May 25, 1997, Austin and Shawn Michaels defeated Owen Hart and The British Bulldog for the title.^ Austin and HBK Shawn Michaels win the Tag Titles defeating Owen Hart and Bulldog.
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^ Owen Hart and the British Bulldog come in and jump Austin and again, Shawn Michaels makes the save.
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^ Austin defeated Shawn Michaels in his last match, taking his WWF Title in the process."
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.They held the title until July 14, before Michaels was forced to vacate due to an injury.^ They held the title until July 14, before Michaels was forced to vacate due to an injury.
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^ The title was vacated when Ricky Steamboat, who held the title with Jay Youngblood, announced his retirement on Christmas, ending their fifth reign.
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^ Austin was forced to retire from the ring in 2003 due to excessive neck, ankle and knee injuries sustained throughout his career.
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[31] .That same night a tournament was held to determine who would face Austin and a partner of his choosing for the vacant championship.^ That same night a tournament was held to determine who would face Austin and a partner of his choosing for the vacant championship.
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^ The word was that he would be on RAW this week, if that is true I don't know, but that is what has been going around, now Vince McMahon's return is going to be around the same time as Austin's.
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^ Same old Courtney - still sponging off Kurt Panic on the streets of Austin You're a fat, Botox faced, wig-wearing ninny!

.Hart and Bulldog won the tournament, with Austin refusing to pick a partner and choosing to wrestle the former tag team champions by himself.^ Hart and Bulldog won the tournament, with Austin refusing to pick a partner and choosing to wrestle the former tag team champions by himself.
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^ Pillman, who had begun his career in Calgary and later moved up the ladder in WCW from being a mid-card lightweight champion and tag team wrestler to being a member of the Four Horsemen was wrestling for the WWF at the time as an associate member of the Hart Foundation.

^ After defeating Marc Mero and Jake Roberts , Austin won the annual pay-per-view tournament.
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[32] .Late in the match, a debuting Dude Love came out to offer assistance and Austin became a two-time tag team champion.^ These two are the current tag team champions.
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^ He is an 11 time Tag Team Champion, as well as a 6 time Heavyweight Champ.
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^ One, two — Austin kicks out.

[33] .Austin continued his feud with the Hart family, becoming embroiled in a heated rivalry with Bret Hart's brother, Owen Hart.^ Then Austin challenged Bret Hart's younger brother, Owen Hart.

^ Austin had bret hart by 1 INCH. and bret hart is/was 6'0 peak.
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^ He got to the wwe in 1996 and it went through his early time there pretty good but then it got to the bret hart feud and it ran over most of that.
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.At SummerSlam, Austin and Hart faced each other with Hart's WWF Intercontinental Championship on the line and an added stipulation that Austin would have to kiss Hart's buttocks if he lost.^ Austin interfered in the match costing Hart the WWF Championship.
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^ Austin would regain the Intercontinental Championship from Hart at Survivor Series .
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^ Austin will Kiss Owen Harts ass if he loses to him at SummerSlam.
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[32] .During the match Hart botched a piledriver and dropped Austin on his head, resulting in a legitimate broken neck for Austin and temporary paralysis.^ During the match Hart botched a piledriver and dropped Austin on his head, resulting in a legitimate broken neck for Austin and temporary paralysis.
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^ At Survivor Series , Triple H had plotted to run Austin down again during their match (thus repeating the events of the previous year's Survivor Series) but his plot failed when Austin lifted Triple H's automobile with a forklift, then let it drop 20 feet.
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^ Gary Hart, manager of the Spoiler, was barred from ringside during the match between Mark Lewin and the Spoiler.

.As Hart baited the audience, Austin managed to crawl and pin Hart using a roll-up to win the Intercontinental Championship.^ Austin would regain the Intercontinental Championship from Hart at Survivor Series .
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^ As Hart baited the audience, Austin managed to crawl and pin Hart using a roll-up to win the Intercontinental Championship.
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^ Hardcore rolled up Test for the win.
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.A visibly injured and dazed Austin was helped to his feet by a number of referees and led to the back.^ A visibly injured and dazed Austin was helped to his feet by a number of referees and led to the back.
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^ For this reason, it is not especially helpful to try to learn the "feel" of a 15 foot putt and a 20 foot putt, etc., and try to "dial in" this so-called motor memory after figuring the number of feet in a putt.
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^ He brings Austin to his feet, just so he can body slam him back down.

.Due to the severity of his neck injury, Austin was forced to relinquish the Intercontinental title.^ Due to the severity of his neck injury, Austin was forced to relinquish the Intercontinental title.
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^ He retired as a regular in-ring performer in 2003 due to neck, ankle and knee injuries sustained throughout his career.
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^ While a neck injury may have forced Stone Cold to stop competing in the ring after WrestleMania XIX, he continues to be a star.
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.Austin was sidelined until Survivor Series.^ Austin was sidelined until Survivor Series .
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^ (Survivor Series 1999) Steve Austin Surgery Highlights - Shown here is the operation that happened earlier this day.
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^ Austin would get his rematch at No Mercy against Triple H but lost after The Rock accidentally struck him with a sledgehammer that was meant for Triple H. By Survivor Series , Triple H was still champion.
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.However, in the interim he made several appearances, one being at Badd Blood where he was involved in the finish of a match between Hart and Faarooq, which was the final match in an Intercontinental Championship tournament.^ However, in the interim he made several appearances, one being at Badd Blood where he was involved in the finish of a match between Hart and Faarooq , which was the final match in an Intercontinental Championship tournament.
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^ Although he did not wrestle for ECW, Pillman made several further appearances with the promotion, engaging in a war of words with Douglas, setting up a proposed feud.
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^ Although he did not wrestle for ECW, Pillman made several further appearances with the promotion, engaging in a war of words with Douglas.
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.Austin hit Faarooq with the Intercontinental Championship belt while the referee's back was turned, causing Hart to win the match.^ Austin would win the match when another referee made the count.

^ Austin hit Faarooq with the Intercontinental Championship belt while the referee's back was turned, causing Hart to win the match.
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^ After winning the Intercontinental Title back from Owen, Austin briefly feuded with The Rock over the belt.

[32] .Austin's motives were to keep the Intercontinental Championship around Hart's waist, and were proven when he interfered in Hart's matches on the October 20 and 27 editions of Raw.^ Austin interfered in the match costing Hart the WWF Championship.
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^ Austin would regain the Intercontinental Championship from Hart at Survivor Series .
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^ Austin's motives were to keep the Intercontinental Championship around Hart's waist, and were proven when he interfered in Hart's matched on the October 20 and 27 editions of Raw .
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[32] .Austin would regain the Intercontinental Championship from Hart at Survivor Series.^ Austin would regain the Intercontinental Championship from Hart at Survivor Series .
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^ WWF Survivor Series '96 = Austin was beaten by Bret Hart.

^ Austin was sidelined until Survivor Series .
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.With Hart out of the way, Austin set his sights on Rocky Maivia, who stole Austin's belt on the November 17 edition of Raw after a beating by his Nation of Domination stablemates.^ Austin next feuded with the Nation of Domination, mainly focusing on Rocky "The Rock" Maivia.

^ With Hart out of the way, Austin set his sights on Rocky Maivia , who stole Austin's belt on the November 17 edition of Raw after a beating by his Nation of Domination stablemates.
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^ He said that Austin had to forfeit the belt to Maivia.

[32] .In the weeks to come, Maivia began referring to himself as "The Rock" and declaring himself to be "the best damn Intercontinental Champion" ever.^ In the weeks to come, Maivia began referring to himself as "The Rock" and declaring himself to be "the best damn Intercontinental Champion" ever.
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^ With Michaels tangled up, Razor made the climb himself, grabbing the belts and finally becoming an "Undisputed" Intercontinental Champion.

^ Later on, after a second ref had come down, Austin took out Maivia with another stunner and won the match, staying the Intercontinental Champion.

[32] .The Rock kept possession of the belt until D-Generation X: In Your House, when Austin defeated him to retain the title and get his belt back.^ After winning the Intercontinental Title back from Owen, Austin briefly feuded with The Rock over the belt.

^ Austin retained the WWF World Title.

^ Austin retained the US Title.

.As Austin had used his pickup truck to aid in his victory, McMahon ordered him to defend the title against The Rock the next night on Raw.^ On the next Raw, McMahon tried to vacate the World Title shot.

^ Austin further infuriated McMahon by winning back the championship the next night on Raw .
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^ The next night on Raw, Judge Mills Lane ruled that the Rock had to defend his just won WWF Championship against Austin that night.

[32] .However, Austin decided to willingly forfeit the title to The Rock, citing his desire to chase the WWF Championship that his former tag team partner Shawn Michaels was holding.^ Austin defeated Shawn Michaels in his last match, taking his WWF Title in the process."
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^ Austin vs. Shawn Michaels.
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^ Renamed to WWF Tag Team Title in 79.
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.Austin then attacked both The Rock and McMahon following the incident, which set Austin's pursuit in motion.^ Austin then attacked both The Rock and McMahon following the incident, which set Austin's pursuit in motion.
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^ A meeting was set between McMahon and Austin.
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^ Later, when the ref was knocked down, McMahon entered the ring and aided Austin again, leading to Austin pummeling the Rock with a chair, followed by the cover for the victory, winning the World Title for the fifth time.

[32]

Feuding with Mr. McMahon (1997–1999)

.On September 22, 1997, on the first ever Monday Night Raw to be broadcast from Madison Square Garden, Owen Hart was giving a speech to the fans in attendance.^ Raw Retro #2 – Owen Hart's memorial Raw.
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^ On September 8th, Austin prepared to give a "State of Raw" speech.

^ On September 22, 1997, on Monday Night Raw , Owen Hart was giving a speech to the fans in attendance.
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.During his speech, Austin entered the ring with five NYPD officers following, and assaulted Hart.^ During his speech, Austin entered the ring with five NYPD officers following, and assaulted Hart.
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^ The meltdown continued as Austin found himself in trouble outside of the ring following a domestic dispute with his wife and fellow WWE star; Debra.
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^ Following on from the ‘Mania 13 match, Bret Hart reunited the Hart Foundation (this time as a five-man faction of himself, Jim Neidhart, Brian Pillman, Owen Hart and The British Bulldog) to help in his feud with Steve Austin.
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.As if it looked Austin was going to fight the officers, Vince McMahon ran into the ring to lecture Austin about why he couldn't be "physically" able to compete.^ As if it looked Austin was going to fight the officers, Vince McMahon ran into the ring to lecture Austin about why he couldn't be "physically" able to compete.
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^ How about RAW segment with Ted Dibiase when Austin (then known as the Ringmaster) explains how he's going to dominate the industry?
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^ He embarked on an unprecedented feud with WWE owner Vince McMahon, who turned into the heel Mr. McMahon just for the occasion.
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.After telling McMahon that he respects the fact that he and the WWF cared, Austin attacked McMahon with a Stone Cold Stunner, leaving McMahon in shock.^ Stone Cold Steve Austin's profile .

^ Austin performing the Stone Cold Stunner.
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^ Austin uses his legendary Stone Cold Stunner on Donald Trump at.
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.Austin was then arrested on charges of trespassing, assault, and assaulting a police officer.^ Austin was then arrested on charges of trespassing, assault, and assaulting a police officer.
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^ From Bad to Worse According to KMOL, the NBC TV affiliate in San Antonio, Steve Williams (Austin) has been arrested on charges of spousal abuse..

^ Austin responded with a stunner for Vince, which got him arrested and taken away by the police.

.This marked the beginning of the Austin-McMahon rivalry.^ This marked the beginning of the Austin-McMahon rivalry.
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^ The rivalry was "blown off" at St. Valentine's Day Massacre in February 1999, when Austin defeated McMahon in a Steel Cage Match.
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^ Austin 3:16 ultimately became one of the most popular catchphrases in wrestling history and is often regarded as marking the beginning of the Attitude Era.
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.With Bret Hart's departure, Austin and Shawn Michaels were the top superstars in the company.^ Austin vs. Shawn Michaels.
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^ With Bret Hart's departure, Austin and Shawn Michaels were the top superstars in the company.
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^ Austin had bret hart by 1 INCH. and bret hart is/was 6'0 peak.
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.Austin won the 1998 Royal Rumble, lastly eliminating The Rock.^ Austin eliminated The Rock to win his second consecutive Royal Rumble.
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^ Austin won his third Royal Rumble in January 2001, last eliminating Kane.

^ Austin then illegally eliminated Hart in the Royal Rumble, and after Hart had eliminated him.
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[34] The next night on Raw, Austin interrupted Vince McMahon in his presentation of Mike Tyson, who was making a special appearance, over the objection of McMahon referring to Tyson as "the baddest man on the planet." Austin flipped off Tyson, which led to Tyson shoving Austin much to McMahon's embarrassment, who began to publicly disapprove of the prospect of Austin as his champion. .Tyson was later announced as "the special enforcer" for the main event at WrestleMania XIV, although he appeared to be aligning himself with WWF Champion Shawn Michaels' stable D-Generation X.^ Tyson was later announced as "the special enforcer" for the main event at WrestleMania XIV , although he appeared to be aligning himself with WWF Champion Shawn Michaels' stable D-Generation X .
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^ It was later announced that Tyson would be the ringside enforcer at the main event match between Austin & Michaels.

^ WWF Wrestlemania XIV ('98) = Austin defeated Shawn Michaels to become the WWF World Champion.

[10][35] .This led to Austin's WWF Championship match against Michaels at WrestleMania XIV, which he won with help from Tyson, who turned on DX by making the deciding three-count against Michaels.^ Tyson would later be announced to be "the special enforcer" for the main event at WrestleMania XIV, although he also appeared to be aligning himself with WWF Champion Shawn Michaels' stable D-Generation X. This led to his WWF Championship match against Michaels at WrestleMania XIV where he won his first WWF Championship with help from Mike Tyson, who ended up double-crossing DX by making the deciding three-count against Michaels.

^ Austin's favorite match against his favorite worker.
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^ Austin then demanded a match against Flair.

[10] .This victory ushered in the Austin Era,[10] and with it, The Attitude Era.^ This victory ushered in the Austin Era, and with it, the Attitude Era.

^ Austin 3:16 ultimately became one of the most popular catchphrases in wrestling history and is often regarded as marking the beginning of the Attitude Era.
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^ Austin 3:16 ultimately became one of the most popular catchphrases in wrestling history and is often regarded as marking the beginning of what became known as The Attitude Era.

[34]
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin's signature ring entrance.
.On the Raw after Austin won the WWF Title, Vince McMahon presented him with a new title belt and warned Austin that he did not approve of his rebellious nature and that things could be done "the easy way or the hard way."^ On the Raw after Austin won the WWF Title, Vince McMahon presented him with a new title belt and warned Austin that he did not approve of his rebellious nature and that things could be done "the easy way or the hard way."
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^ Austin retained the WWF World Title.

^ Assassin #1 had so he could be presented with the title belt.

.Austin gave his answer in the form of another Stunner.^ Austin gave his answer in the form of another stunner.

^ Austin gave his answer in the form of another Stunner.
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^ Later on, after a second ref had come down, Austin took out Maivia with another stunner and won the match, staying the Intercontinental Champion.

.This led to a segment a week later where Austin had pledged a few days prior in a meeting to "play ball" with McMahon, appearing in a suit and tie, with a beaming McMahon taking a picture of himself and his new corporate champion.^ This led to a segment a week later where Austin had pledged a few days prior in a meeting to "play ball" with McMahon, appearing in a suit and tie, with a beaming McMahon taking a picture of himself and his new corporate champion.
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^ This led to a segment a week later where Austin had pledged a few days prior in a meeting to "play ball" with McMahon, appearing in a suit, tie and loafers, with a beaming McMahon taking a picture of himself and his new corporate champion.

^ The entire thing was a ruse by Austin who in the course of the segment proceeded to tear off the suit, tell McMahon it was the last time he would see Austin dressed like this, punch his boss in the "corporate grapefruits," and take another picture of the two of them while McMahon was doubled over in pain.
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.The entire thing was a ruse by Austin who in the course of the segment proceeded to tear off the suit, tell McMahon it was the last time he would see Austin dressed like this, punch his boss in the "corporate grapefruits," and take another picture of the two of them while McMahon was doubled over in pain.^ The entire thing was a ruse by Austin who in the course of the segment proceeded to tear off the suit, tell McMahon it was the last time he would see Austin dressed like this, punch his boss in the "corporate grapefruits," and take another picture of the two of them while McMahon was doubled over in pain.
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^ Austin rips off the suit to prove Vince McMahon wrong.
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^ This would be Austin's last time in the Royal Rumble.
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.In April 1998, it appeared Austin and McMahon were going to battle out their differences in an actual match, but the match was declared a no contest when Dude Love made an appearance.^ It was declared, again like at WrestleMania XV, that the contest would be a No D Q match.
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^ April 26, 1998 - Unforgiven: Dude Love defeated Steve Austin by DQ (Austin knocked Vince McMahon out with a chairshot!

^ In April 1998, it appeared Austin and McMahon were going to battle out their differences in an actual match, but the match was declared a no contest when Dude Love made an appearance.
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.This led to a match between Love and Austin at Over the Edge: In Your House for the WWF Championship.^ (Raw: 4/6/98) Steve Austin/Vince Interview (Raw: 4/13/98) WWF Title Match: Vince McMahon vs. Steve Austin - Match never happens other than one slap by Vince.
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^ Austin went on to win his first WWF Championship in March 1998, defeating Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XIV in Boston.
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^ WWF in Your House 11 (USA: alternative title) WWF in Your House: International Incident (1996) (TV) ....
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.Austin managed to retain the title despite McMahon acting as the referee and his "Corporate Stooges" (Gerald Brisco and Pat Patterson) as timekeeper and ring announcer, respectively.^ Austin retained the WWF World Title.

^ Austin retained the US Title.

^ Austin retained the TV Title.

.McMahon continued to do everything he could to ruin Austin, and he finally scored a big victory for his side at the 1998 King of the Ring tournament.^ McMahon's plan succeeded at the 1998 King of the Ring when Kane defeated Austin.
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^ McMahon continued to do everything he could to ruin Austin, and he finally scored a big victory for his side at the 1998 King of the Ring tournament.

^ McMahon could not savor the victory for long.

[10] .There, Austin lost the WWF Championship to Kane in a First Blood match.^ Kane won his first WWF championship here.
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^ Austin interfered in the match costing Hart the WWF Championship.
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^ WWF Backlash '02 = Austin lost a #1 Contenders Match to the Undertaker.

[10] .Austin further infuriated McMahon by winning back the championship the next night on Raw.^ Austin further infuriated McMahon by winning back the championship the next night on Raw .
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^ However, the next night on RAW, Austin would defeat The Undertaker to win his 4th WWF Championship.
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^ Stone Cold further infuriated his nemesis by winning back the championship the next night on RAW. Stone Cold emerged victorious against The Undertaker at SummerSlam 1998.
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[10] .Austin also emerged victorious against The Undertaker at SummerSlam.^ Austin also emerged victorious against The Undertaker at SummerSlam .
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^ This caused some problems between Helmsley & Austin, but it was pushed aside, as Austin had to next defend the belt against the Undertaker.

^ Austin brawled with both brothers at one time or another going into Summerslam '98, where he took on the Undertaker with the title on the line.

.In response, McMahon set up a Triple Threat match at Breakdown: In Your House, where The Undertaker and Kane pinned Austin at the same time.^ In response, McMahon set up a Triple Threat match at Breakdown: In Your House , where The Undertaker and Kane pinned Austin at the same time.
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^ McMahon set up a triple threat match at Breakdown: In Your House, where The Undertaker and Kane pinned Austin at the same time.

^ Austin and Triple H were the top heels in the company feuding with The Undertaker and Kane.
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.McMahon decided to vacate the WWF Championship[10] and award it based on a match between the Undertaker and Kane, in which Austin was the guest referee.^ This started a growing feud between Austin & the Undertaker and Kane & Mankind.

^ Austin interfered in the match costing Hart the WWF Championship.
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^ McMahon decided to vacate the WWF Championship and award it based on a match between the Undertaker and Kane, in which Austin was the guest referee.

.Austin refused to count for either man and attacked both towards the end of the match.^ Austin refused to count for either man and attacked both towards the end of the match.
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^ (Raw: 12/24/01) Vince/Steve Austin Interview - Big Boss Man and Booker T attack Austin.
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^ Early on in the match, Austin went for his Stunner on Benoit, only to have it surprisingly reversed into Benoit's version of the finisher, getting a two count.

.McMahon later fired him, although Austin got revenge by kidnapping McMahon and dragging him to the middle of the ring at "gunpoint," which ended up being a toy gun with a scroll that read "Bang!^ McMahon later fired him, although Austin got revenge by kidnapping McMahon and dragging him to the middle of the ring at "gunpoint," which ended up being a toy gun with a scroll that read "Bang!
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^ Austin drags Cena to the side and drapes him over the middle rope.

^ McMahon later fired The Rattlesnake, although Austin got a measure of revenge by kidnapping McMahon and dragging him to the middle of the ring at "gunpoint", which ended up being a toy gun with a scroll that read "Bang!

.3:16." Also the segment was very "embarrassing" to McMahon as it showed he was so scared that he urinated his pants.^ Also the segment was very "embarrassing" to McMahon as it showed he was so scared that he urinated his pants.
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^ In a nutshell, Bret was leaving for rival WCW, and McMahon was scared he was going to show up on WCW's TV show with the WWF title belt.

.Stone Cold was later re-signed by Shane McMahon.^ Stone Cold was later re-signed by Shane McMahon.

^ Stone Cold was later re-signed by Shane McMahon .
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^ Austin, WWE sign movie deal; Apr 16, 2004: Austin leaves the WWE; Mar 27, 2004: 'Stone Cold' in domestic disturbance .
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.In the semifinals of a tournament to award the vacant championship, Austin lost to Mankind, after Shane double-crossed Austin.^ In the semifinals against Mankind, Austin lost to him, thanks to a double-cross by Shane.

^ With Austin back, there was a Survivor Series tournament to award the vacant WWF Championship.

^ In the semifinals of a tournament to award the vacant championship, Austin lost to Mankind, after Shane double-crossed Austin.
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.The next night on Raw, Judge Mills Lane ruled that The Rock had to defend his newly won WWF Championship against Austin that night.^ Austin further infuriated McMahon by winning back the championship the next night on Raw .
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^ However, the next night on RAW, Austin would defeat The Undertaker to win his 4th WWF Championship.
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^ The next night on Raw, Judge Mills Lane ruled that the Rock had to defend his just won WWF Championship against Austin that night.

.The Undertaker interfered and hit Austin with a shovel, earning Austin a disqualification victory.^ The Undertaker interfered and hit Austin with a shovel, earning Austin a disqualification victory.
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^ (Raw: 11/23/98) Steve Austin Interview - Austin later goes on to nail Undertaker with a shovel.
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^ Later on, when the Undertaker was disposing of X-Pac (who had come out to interfere), Austin got a TV camera and slammed it into the Undertaker's head, cutting him open.

.At Rock Bottom: In Your House, Steve Austin defeated The Undertaker in a Buried Alive match after Kane Tombstoned The Undertaker into the grave.^ (Raw: 6/22/98) WWF Title, First Blood Match: Kane vs. Steve Austin - Kane's best match as the Hell in the Cell cage came down and was used.
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^ Austin also continued to feud with Kane & the Undertaker, leading up to Judgment Day '98, where he played the 'impartial' referee.

^ After the match, Undertaker comes down and nails Austin with a shovel.
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.With this victory, Austin qualified for the 1999 Royal Rumble.^ WWF Royal Rumble '97 = Austin was victorious in the Royal Rumble.

^ With this victory, Austin qualified for the 1999 Royal Rumble .
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^ January 21, 2001 - Royal Rumble: Steve Austin entered at #27 and won the Royal Rumble, last eliminating Kane!

Austin's next definitive chance to exact revenge on Mr. McMahon came during the 1999 Royal Rumble match. .On Raw, McMahon drew Austin's entry number with the obvious intention of screwing him over.^ On Raw , McMahon drew Austin's entry number with the obvious intention of screwing him over.
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^ On the Raw after Austin won the WWF Title, Vince McMahon presented him with a new title belt and warned Austin that he did not approve of his rebellious nature and that things could be done "the easy way or the hard way."
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^ For everyone else, I present one possible scenario: Austin arrives at RAW, sees the show sheet, which probably has him jobbing to Brock Lesnar.
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.Austin drew entry number one, while McMahon drew number two thanks to WWF Commissioner Shawn Michaels.^ Austin drew entry number one, while McMahon drew number two thanks to WWF Commissioner Shawn Michaels.
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^ On Raw , McMahon drew Austin's entry number with the obvious intention of screwing him over.
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^ Austin vs. Shawn Michaels.
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.During the Rumble match, McMahon slipped out of the ring and into the crowd as Austin chased him down.^ Austin then threw RVD out of the ring.

^ All McMahons were out in the ring, with Austin celebrating over them.

^ During the course of the match, Batista accidentally knocked Austin down.
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.It turned out to be a trap as McMahon led Austin into the lobby restroom where he was ambushed by members of The Corporation.^ It turned out to be a trap as McMahon led Austin into the lobby restroom where he was ambushed by members of The Corporation .
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^ This turned into an ambush, as the Corporation attacked Austin in a rest room.

^ Austin flipped off Tyson, which led to Tyson shoving Austin much to McMahon's embarrassment, who began to publicly disapprove of the prospect of Austin as his champion.
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.Austin was injured and taken away in an ambulance.^ Austin was taken away in an ambulance, while the Rumble continued on.

^ Austin was injured and taken away in an ambulance.
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^ Austin responded with a stunner for Vince, which got him arrested and taken away by the police.

.With Austin gone and not in the Rumble match, McMahon joined the announce table in calling the match.^ With Austin gone and not in the Rumble match, McMahon joined the announce table in calling the match.
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^ Vince and Shane McMahon challenged Austin to a Handicap Ladder Match at King of the Ring with the CEO title on the line, which the duo of father and son would win.

^ The rivalry was "blown off" at St. Valentine's Day Massacre in February 1999, when Austin defeated McMahon in a Steel Cage Match.
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.Later on, however, Austin returned in an ambulance and re-entered the Royal Rumble, delivering a Stunner to the Big Boss Man and eliminating him.^ Austin eliminated The Rock to win his second consecutive Royal Rumble.
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^ Later on, however, Austin returned in an ambulance and re-entered the Royal Rumble.
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^ Austin then illegally eliminated Hart in the Royal Rumble, and after Hart had eliminated him.
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.With the assistance of the Corporation and a last minute interference from The Rock, Austin was eliminated by McMahon himself, and McMahon won the 1999 Royal Rumble.^ Austin eliminated The Rock to win his second consecutive Royal Rumble.
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^ With this victory, Austin qualified for the 1999 Royal Rumble .
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^ With the assistance of the Corporation and a last minute interference from The Rock, Stone Cold was eliminated.

[10] .With McMahon turning down his number-one contender spot against The Rock, WWF Commissioner Michaels awarded Austin the title shot during Raw the next night.^ With McMahon turning down his number-one contender spot against The Rock, WWF Commissioner Michaels awarded Austin the title shot during Raw the next night.
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^ Austin drew entry number one, while McMahon drew number two thanks to WWF Commissioner Shawn Michaels.
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^ As Austin had used his pickup truck to aid in his victory, McMahon ordered him to defend the title against The Rock the next night on Raw .
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At St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Stone Cold got a one-on-one match against McMahon in a Steel Cage match, with the WWF Championship opportunity at WrestleMania XV at stake.[10] .During the match, Paul Wight made his debut, breaking through from under the ring and attacking Austin.^ During the match, The Big Show made his shocking debut, breaking through from under the ring and attacking Stone Cold.

^ During the match, Paul Wight made his debut, breaking through from under the ring and attacking Austin.
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^ A substitution for Austin was made in the form of Batista, who faced the Coach along with Vader and Goldust, who was brought in to generate some last minute interest in the match.

.Wight's attack propelled Austin into the side of the cage forcing the cage to give way and dropping Austin to the floor first, making him the victor.^ Wight's attack propelled Austin into the side of the cage forcing the cage to give way and dropping Austin to the floor first, making him the victor.
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^ But Show’s attack propelled Stone Cold into the side of the cage forcing the cage to give way and dropping Austin to the floor first, technically making him the victor.
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^ But Show’s attack propelled Stone Cold into the side of the cage forcing the cage to give way and dropping Austin to the floor first, technically making him the victor.

[10] .Austin defeated The Rock at WrestleMania XV for his third WWF Championship.^ Austin Idol defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 by disqualification in the main event at the Macon Coliseum for Georgia Championship Wrestling promoter Fred Ward.

^ Austin went on to win his first WWF Championship in March 1998, defeating Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XIV in Boston.
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^ Wrestlemania X-8 - Toronto Skydome : Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Scott Hall..

[10]
.Austin faced The Rock in a rematch at Backlash, in which Shane McMahon was the referee.^ Austin would face The Rock in a rematch at the following Pay Per View, Backlash, in which Shane McMahon was the referee.
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^ Shane McMahon was the special referee.

^ Austin faced The Rock in a rematch at Backlash , in which Shane McMahon was the referee.
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.During the match, McMahon approached the ring, only to hand Austin back his Smoking Skull belt and take Shane out of the proceedings.^ Austin then threw RVD out of the ring.

^ All McMahons were out in the ring, with Austin celebrating over them.

^ During the match, Mr. McMahon approached the ring, only to hand Austin back his Smoking Skull belt, and then take his son out of the proceedings.

.Austin won the match when another referee made the count.^ Austin won the match when another referee made the count.
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^ Austin would win the match when another referee made the count.

^ Although it seemed as if special referee, boxer Mike Tyson might side with Michaels and DX, it was all a ruse and Tyson counted three and awarded Austin the championship.
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.The Undertaker, however, won the WWF Championship from Austin at Over the Edge.^ Austin went on to win his first WWF Championship in March 1998, defeating Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XIV in Boston.
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^ WWF Title Match: Undertaker vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin - Undertaker wins the WWF title finally after a long drought.
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^ Austin entered a feud with the Undertaker that resulted in a number one contenders match for the WWF Undisputed Championship at Backlash , which Austin lost.
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.Due to events revolving around Vince McMahon, Stephanie and Linda McMahon made Stone Cold the Chief Executive Officer of the company.^ Due to events revolving around Vince McMahon, Stephanie and Linda McMahon made Stone Cold the Chief Executive Officer of the company.
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^ Due to events revolving around Vince McMahon, Linda McMahon made Stone Cold the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

^ "Stone Cold" Steve Austin portraying the working man's wrestler rebelling against his boss, Vince McMahon, touched a nerve with the general public.
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.Vince and Shane McMahon challenged Austin to a Handicap Ladder match at King of the Ring with the CEO title on the line, which the duo of father and son won.^ Vince and Shane McMahon challenged Austin to a Handicap Ladder match at King of the Ring with the CEO title on the line, which the duo of father and son won.
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^ WWF King of the Ring '99 = Austin was beaten in a "Handicap Ladder" match for control of the WWF by Shane & Vince McMahon.

^ After the match, Austin shook hands and shared a beer with Vince McMahon.
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.The next night on Raw, however, Austin made it clear that while he was the CEO of the company, he could have a title shot at any time and place to be determined by himself.^ On the next Raw, McMahon tried to vacate the World Title shot.

^ The next night on Raw , however, Austin made it clear that while he was the CEO of the company, he could have a title shot at any time and place to be determined by himself.
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^ (Raw: 1/5/98) Steve Austin Interview - Austin places a target on himself.
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.Austin made the WWF Championship match that night on Raw and defeated The Undertaker to win his fourth WWF Championship.^ WWF Backlash '02 = Austin lost a #1 Contenders Match to the Undertaker.

^ After the celebration was the night’s VPW Championship match.

^ Austin made the WWF Championship match that night on Raw and defeated The Undertaker to win his fourth WWF Championship.
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.However, after he won it, the Undertaker came and hit him with the Championship belt, leading to a first blood match at Fully Loaded where Mr McMahon made the rule if Austin lost he would never be able to wrestle for the WWF Championship again, and if Austin won, he would never see McMahon again.^ I'm pretty sure this belt was made for him.
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^ WWF Backlash '02 = Austin lost a #1 Contenders Match to the Undertaker.

^ Kane won his first WWF championship here.
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.Austin won after hitting the Undertaker with a TV camera and gave McMahon a goodbye Stone Cold stunner.^ Austin gave a stunner to JBL and then celebrated with the Stone Cold "beer salute".

^ Austin performing the Stone Cold Stunner.
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^ Austin uses his legendary Stone Cold Stunner on Donald Trump at.
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.Austin held on to the Championship belt until SummerSlam when he lost it to Mankind in a Triple Threat match also featuring Triple H.^ Austin would hold on to the Championship belt until SummerSlam 1999 when he lost it to Mankind in a Triple Threat Match also featuring Triple H. By Survivor Series in 1999, Triple H was champion, and Austin was supposed to get his chance to reclaim gold in a Triple Threat Match which featured Austin, Triple H and The Rock.
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^ Austin would hold on to the Championship belt until SummerSlam 1999 when he lost it to Mankind in a Triple Threat Match also featuring Triple H. By Survivor Series 1999, Triple H was champion, and Austin was supposed to get his chance to reclaim gold in a Triple Threat Match which featured Austin, Triple H and The Rock.

^ WWF Summerslam '99 = Austin lost the World Title to Mankind in a "Triangle" match.

[10] .Austin would get his rematch at No Mercy against Triple H but lost after The Rock accidentally struck him with a sledgehammer that was meant for Triple H. By Survivor Series, Triple H was still champion.^ Austin would get his rematch at No Mercy against Triple H but lost after The Rock accidentally struck him with a sledgehammer that was meant for Triple H. By Survivor Series , Triple H was still champion.
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^ Austin was sidelined until Survivor Series .
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^ Austin would regain the Intercontinental Championship from Hart at Survivor Series .
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.Austin was booked into a triple threat match for the WWF Championship that also included Triple H and The Rock.^ Austin interfered in the match costing Hart the WWF Championship.
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^ Austin was booked into a triple threat match for the WWF championship that also included Triple H and The Rock.
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^ At No Mercy 2000, Austin was back to annihilate Rikishi, but in the process of beating him down, Stone Cold learned that it was actually Triple H behind the whole scheme, devised to shield the WWF Championship from Austin and end his career.

.Instead, however, Austin was run down by a car in the parking lot.^ Instead, he was run down by a car in the parking lot.

^ Instead, however, Austin was run down by a car in the parking lot.
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^ Bored and run down, Austin began to create problems backstage as the WWF rehired Eddie Guerrero for Austin to feud with, while prepping Austin for a feud with Brock Lesnar .
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[10] .The Big Show would replace Austin in the match and would win the WWF Championship.^ WWF Insurrextion '02 (May 4) = Austin defeated the Big Show.

^ Austin would win the match when another referee made the count.

^ The Big Show would replace Austin in the match and would win the WWF championship.
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What followed was neck surgery by Dr. Lloyd Youngblood and a nine-month rehabilitation with the car angle as his reason for leaving.[10] In reality, Austin had needed neck surgery since the Owen Hart incident in 1997.[10]

The Two-Man Power Trip (2000–2001)

.At Backlash, Austin attacked Triple H and Vince McMahon, helping The Rock reclaim the WWF Championship.^ (Raw: 4/6/98) Steve Austin/Vince Interview (Raw: 4/13/98) WWF Title Match: Vince McMahon vs. Steve Austin - Match never happens other than one slap by Vince.
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^ He wins his first WWF title here at Wrestlemania 14 then has it out with Vince McMahon and Dude Love.
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^ Austin went on to win his first WWF Championship in March 1998, defeating Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XIV in Boston.
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.At Unforgiven, Austin made his official return and tried to find out who ran him down at Survivor Series the previous year.^ At Unforgiven , Austin made his official return and tried to find out who ran him down at Survivor Series the previous year.
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^ Austin was sidelined until Survivor Series .
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^ Various Steve Austin Interviews - Austin is trying to find out who trusts him in the Alliance.
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[10] Rikishi finally admitted to being the driver because "he did it for the people."[10] At No Mercy, Austin was back to face Rikishi in a No Holds Barred Match. .During the match, Austin motioned he was going to drive his truck into Rikishi, who by that time was a bloody mess.^ During the match, Austin motioned he was going to drive his truck into Rikishi, who by that time was a bloody mess.
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^ At the time, Roberts was portraying a born-again Christian, so after the match, Austin cut a promo during his coronation, telling Roberts, [7] "You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn't get you anywhere!
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^ A substitution for Austin was made in the form of Batista, who faced the Coach along with Vader and Goldust, who was brought in to generate some last minute interest in the match.

.Before he could, he was stopped by officials and the match was deemed a no contest and Austin was (kayfabe) arrested and later bailed by Commissioner Mick Foley.^ Before he could, he was stopped by officials and the match was deemed a no contest and Austin was (kayfabe) arrested and later bailed by Commissioner Mick Foley .
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^ Commissioner Foley later arranged for Austin to face HHH at the next PPV, in a No Disqualification match.

^ In accordance to the pre-match stipulations, DiBiase was forced to leave the WWF. With DiBiase no longer with the WWF, Austin had the opportunity to forge his own path.
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.During a handicap match against Rikishi and Kurt Angle, Triple H came down with the apparent intention of teaming with Austin.^ He was also scheduled in a tag match against Jericho & Kurt Angle.

^ Austin was paired with Kurt Angle and feuded against Jericho and Benoit.
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^ Austin was set to team with someone from the Alliance against Kurt Angle and the Undertaker.

.After clearing the ring, Triple H smashed his sledgehammer over Austin's head, and revealed it was actually him behind the whole scheme, devised to shield the WWF Championship from Austin and end his career.^ At No Mercy 2000, Austin was back to annihilate Rikishi, but in the process of beating him down, Stone Cold learned that it was actually Triple H behind the whole scheme, devised to shield the WWF Championship from Austin and end his career.

^ But in the process of beating him down, I learned that it was actually Triple H behind the whole scheme, devised to shield the WWF Championship from me and end my career.
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^ After clearing the ring, Triple H smashed his sledgehammer over Austin's head, and revealed it was actually him behind the whole scheme, devised to shield the WWF Championship from Austin and end his career.
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.At Survivor Series, Triple H had plotted to run Austin down again during their match (thus repeating the events of the previous year's Survivor Series) but his plot failed when Austin lifted Triple H's automobile with a forklift, then let it drop 20 feet.^ Austin was sidelined until Survivor Series .
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^ At Survivor Series , Triple H had plotted to run Austin down again during their match (thus repeating the events of the previous year's Survivor Series) but his plot failed when Austin lifted Triple H's automobile with a forklift, then let it drop 20 feet.
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^ During the course of the match, Batista accidentally knocked Austin down.
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Austin with a fan in 2000.
.Austin won his third Royal Rumble in January 2001,[36] last eliminating Kane.^ January 21, 2001 - Royal Rumble: Steve Austin entered at #27 and won the Royal Rumble, last eliminating Kane!

^ I won my third Royal Rumble in January 2001, last eliminating Kane.
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^ During this time, Austin won his third Royal Rumble in January 2001, last eliminating his old nemesis, Kane.
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.His rivalry against Triple H ended at No Way Out in a Three Stages of Hell match, with Triple H beating Austin two falls to one.^ WWF No Way Out '01 = Austin lost a "3 Falls" match to Hunter Hearst Helmsley.

^ Austin's favorite match against his favorite worker.
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^ My rivalry with Triple H ended at No Way Out 2001 in a 3 Stages of Hell match.
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.Then, at WrestleMania X-Seven, Austin turned heel by hitting The Rock with a steel chair several times to win the WWF Championship.^ Then, at WrestleMania X-Seven, Austin made a heel turn, by hitting The Rock with a steel chair to win the WWF Championship.

^ WWF Rebellion (November 3, '01) = Austin retained the WWF Heavyweight Championship with a win over the Rock.

^ Then, at WrestleMania X-Seven , Austin turned heel by hitting The Rock with a steel chair several times to win the WWF Championship.
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[10] .After the match, Austin shook hands and shared a beer with Vince McMahon.^ After the match, Austin shook hands and shared a beer with Vince McMahon.
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^ After the match Austin shook hands and shared a beer with Vince McMahon.

^ Austin tosses UT a beer after the match.
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.With the victory, Austin became a five-time WWF Champion.^ With the victory, Austin became a five-time WWF Champion.
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^ WWF Royal Rumble '97 = Austin was victorious in the Royal Rumble.

^ WWF No Way Out '02 = Austin was beaten by the WWF Champion, Chris Jericho.

.The next night on Raw, after teasing a quick face turn, the heel turn continued.^ The next night on RAW , after teasing a quick face turn, the heel turn continued.

^ The next night on Raw , after teasing a quick face turn, the heel turn continued.
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^ The next night on RAW, after teasing a quick face turn, the heel turn continued.
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.He also altered his character considerably over the next few months, in a deliberate turn from the rebellious and anti-establishment character beloved by the fans, Austin became a whiny, temperamental prima donna who would complain incessantly when he felt he was not getting the respect from the fans and wrestlers that he deserved.^ He also altered his character considerably over the next few months, in a deliberate turn from the rebellious and anti-establishment character beloved by the fans, Austin became a whiny, temperamental prima donna who would complain incessantly when he felt he was not getting the respect from the fans and wrestlers that he deserved.
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^ The two met at the Survivor Series, clashed at the Royal Rumble and engaged in a bloody battle at Wrestlemania XIII that fully established Austin as a fan favourite and turned Bret Hart heel.
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^ "Anyone who would give up a little freedom for a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
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.He also developed an infatuation with McMahon, going to great lengths to impress him and even going so far as to hugging him and bringing him presents.^ He also developed an infatuation with McMahon, going to great lengths to impress him and even going so far as to hugging him and bringing him presents.
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^ The WWF since has gone great guns, even going public on the stock exchange, and McMahon has subsequently denounced Beyond The Mat (after trying to buy the rights to it).

^ I’ve enjoyed seeing him become successful even though those first few times I wrestled him, I wasn’t sure he was ever going to look at me."

.McMahon, though visibly uncomfortable and wary by the attention, was still grateful to have Austin with him instead of against him.^ McMahon, though visibly uncomfortable and wary by the attention, was still grateful to have Austin with him instead of against him.
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^ "Stone Cold" Steve Austin portraying the working man's wrestler rebelling against his boss, Vince McMahon, touched a nerve with the general public.
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^ Austin would get his rematch at No Mercy against Triple H but lost after The Rock accidentally struck him with a sledgehammer that was meant for Triple H. By Survivor Series , Triple H was still champion.
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.During a cage match with The Rock in a rematch for the title, Triple H came down to the ring with a sledgehammer and together with Austin viciously attacked The Rock and put him out of action.^ Austin then threw RVD out of the ring.

^ Triple H pleads with Austin to put the car down.
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^ During a cage match with The Rock in a rematch for the title, Triple H came down to the ring with a sledgehammer and together with Austin viciously attacked The Rock and put him out of action.
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.Austin and Triple H became a team and called themselves The Two-Man Power Trip.^ Austin and Triple H became a team and called themselves The Two-Man Power Trip .
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^ The Two–Man Power Trip (2000–2001) .
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^ Aligned with McMahon, Austin would team with Triple H to form the Two Man Power Trip and held the WWE World Tagteam Championship until Triple H went down with a quad injury.
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[10]
.Austin and Triple H were the top heels in the company feuding with The Undertaker and Kane.^ Austin and Triple H were the top heels in the company feuding with The Undertaker and Kane.
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^ This started a growing feud between Austin & the Undertaker and Kane & Mankind.

^ The WWF positioned Austin and Triple H as the top heels in the company and had them feud with Undertaker and Kane for April and May 2001.

.After defeating Kane and The Undertaker for the WWF Tag Team Championship at Backlash, they held the Tag Team Titles, the WWF Championship (Austin), and the WWF Intercontinental Championship (Triple H) all at once.^ (Raw: 6/22/98) WWF Title, First Blood Match: Kane vs. Steve Austin - Kane's best match as the Hell in the Cell cage came down and was used.
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^ (Raw: 4/6/98) Steve Austin/Vince Interview (Raw: 4/13/98) WWF Title Match: Vince McMahon vs. Steve Austin - Match never happens other than one slap by Vince.
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^ At the next pay-per-view, Judgment Day, Triple H lost his Intercontinental Title against Kane.

.At Judgment Day, Triple H lost his Intercontinental Title against Kane.^ At the next pay-per-view, Judgment Day, Triple H lost his Intercontinental Title against Kane.

^ Austin would get his rematch at No Mercy against Triple H but lost after The Rock accidentally struck him with a sledgehammer that was meant for Triple H. By Survivor Series , Triple H was still champion.
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^ Lethal Weapon Steve Blackman retains the Hardcore Title against Kane with an assist from Jericho.
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.Then, the following night on Raw, Austin and Triple H wrestled against Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit with the Tag Team Titles on the line.^ Then on May 21, 2001, Austin and Triple H faced off against Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit with the tag team titles on the line.
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^ May 21, 2001 - RAW: Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit defeated Steve Austin & Triple H to win the Tag Team titles..

^ Austin was paired with Kurt Angle and feuded against Jericho and Benoit.
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.Midway through the match, Triple H tore his quadriceps muscle.^ Midway through the match, Triple H tore his quadriceps muscle.
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^ The match was going along without a hitch until a spot midway through where Triple H tore his quadriceps muscle.

^ "I was in the ring, waiting for my regular match, when Ali jumped through the ropes, kicked off his shoes, tore off his shirt and began screaming at me.

[10] .As planned, the team lost the Tag Team Title at the end of the match when Triple H accidentally hit Austin in the stomach with a sledgehammer, but the injury to Triple H, which kept him out for the remainder of the year, forced the WWF to go in another direction.^ He ends Wrestlemania 15 with another WWF title win.
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^ This really is Austin's year as WWF Champ.
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^ WWF Summerslam '99 = Austin lost the World Title to Mankind in a "Triangle" match.

.Austin had a minor injury for a month.^ Austin had a minor injury for a month.
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^ This injury was played up on WWF TV afterwards, to explain why Austin did not wrestle for several months forcing him to forfeit the Intercontinental championship.
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^ Austin then started searching for the person who drove the truck that had run him over and 'caused' his injury so many months ago.

The Invasion (2001)

.Austin was paired with Kurt Angle and feuded against Jericho and Benoit.^ He was also scheduled in a tag match against Jericho & Kurt Angle.

^ Austin was paired with Kurt Angle and feuded against Jericho and Benoit.
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^ Steve Austin was paired with Kurt Angle and feuded against Jericho and Benoit.

.This culminated with a Triple Threat match at King of the Ring, in which Austin faced the former tag team champions.^ This culminated with a Triple Threat match at King of the Ring , in which Austin faced the former tag team champions.
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^ A tag team steel cage match.
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^ This culminated with a triple threat match at King of the Ring, in which Austin faced the former tag team champions (who had just been dethroned by The Dudley Boyz three days earlier).

.Although WCW's Booker T interfered, Austin scored the victory and retained his championship.^ Booker T from WCW comes in to attack Austin.
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^ Although WCW's Booker T interfered, Austin scored the victory and retained his championship.
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^ In a match which saw all three men beat each other severely and eventual outside interference from WCW's Booker T, Austin scored the victory and retained his championship.
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.The feud ended at that point, as Benoit had neck surgery after the match, sidelining him for the following year.^ The feud ended at that point, as Benoit had neck surgery after the match, sidelining him for the following year.
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^ The Dudley Boyz gave him a Dudley Death Drop , followed by Chris Benoit giving him a Diving Headbutt , Rey Mysterio followed that with a 619 .
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^ My Notes: Benoit had a really good dark match, even on a bad night for him.
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.In July 2001, with Benoit out for surgery, the Austin/Jericho feud was dropped without a mention.^ Austin was paired with Kurt Angle and feuded against Jericho and Benoit.
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^ Indeed, as soon as July 2001 began, with Benoit out for surgery, the Austin/Jericho feud was dropped without a mention.
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^ In July 2001, with Benoit out for surgery, the Austin/Jericho feud was dropped without a mention.
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.With Triple H out and The Rock still away making movies, the WWF desperately rushed out the plans for The Invasion.^ With Triple H out and The Rock still away making movies, the WWF desperately rushed out the plans for The Invasion.

^ With Triple H out and The Rock still away making movies, the WWF desperately rushed out the plans for The Invasion .
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^ With Triple H out and Rock still away making movies, the WWF desperately rushed out the plans for The Invasion.
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.As The Invasion storyline began and progressed, McMahon, was watching helplessly as his empire was crumbling around him due to The Alliance luring more and more talent away from the WWF, and his biggest allies, Austin and Angle, too busy sucking up to him and bickering amongst themselves to successfully counter the Alliance.^ As The Invasion storyline began and progressed, McMahon, was watching helplessly as his empire was crumbling around him due to The Alliance luring more and more talent away from the WWF, and his biggest allies, Austin and Angle, too busy sucking up to him and bickering amongst themselves to successfully counter the Alliance.
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^ On the Raw after Austin won the WWF Title, Vince McMahon presented him with a new title belt and warned Austin that he did not approve of his rebellious nature and that things could be done "the easy way or the hard way."
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^ The Rock grew up in the business...Stone Cold went through a lot of crap to get where he did...I guess I give Austin credit for earning it more.
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.Austin made it known that he was against teaming with Angle, whom Austin saw as both a threat to his title, as well as an annoying tag along.^ Austin made it known that he was against teaming with Angle, whom Austin saw as both a threat to his title, as well as an annoying tag along.
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^ A substitution for Austin was made in the form of Batista, who faced the Coach along with Vader and Goldust, who was brought in to generate some last minute interest in the match.

^ A substitution for Austin was made in the form of Batista, who faced the Coach along with Vader and Goldust, brought in to generate some last minute interest in the match.
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.A frustrated McMahon appealed to Austin to return to his old Texas Rattlesnake persona, even imploring him to give him a Stone Cold Stunner.^ Austin performing the Stone Cold Stunner.
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^ Stone Cold follows him backstage.
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^ He needed the old Stone Cold.

.Though intending to fire up Austin, it backfired and only seemed to hurt his feelings, as he promptly left the arena, dejected.^ Though intending to fire up Austin, it backfired and only seemed to hurt his feelings, as he promptly left the arena, dejected.
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^ Austin also came through for Bischoff, though, giving him a pep talk to fire him up before the match.

^ Problems between Jericho & the Rock, though, gave Austin a chance, and he used it, rolling up Jericho to eliminate him.

.But the week before InVasion, the old Stone Cold Steve Austin "returned," delivering stunners to the Alliance members.^ Should Stone Cold Steve Austin come back to the WWE? .
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^ "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's signature ring entrance.
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^ "Stone Cold Steve Austin was completely different.
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.This was all part of the setup for a swerve at the event, where Austin betrayed the WWF team and partner Angle to help the Alliance win, as Austin assumed leadership of the group.^ This was all part of a swerve at the event, where Austin betrayed the WWF team and partner Kurt Angle to help the Alliance win, as Austin assumed leadership of the group.

^ This was all part of a swerve at the event, where I betrayed the WWF team and partner Kurt Angle to help the Alliance win, as I assumed leadership of the group...
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^ This was all part of the setup for a swerve at the event, where Austin betrayed the WWF team and partner Angle to help the Alliance win, as Austin assumed leadership of the group.
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[10] .The reason why Austin did this was because he felt that McMahon was grooming Angle to take over his spot, and that he was "unappreciated" when McMahon insisted he return to the old Austin.^ The reason why Austin did this was because he felt that McMahon was grooming Angle to take over his spot, and that he was "unappreciated" when McMahon insisted he return to the old Austin.
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^ (Raw: 9/3/01) Steve Austin Interview - He explains to the Alliance that he begged to Angle last Monday for them, "that he did it for the Alliance."- (Smackdown: 9/4/01) Steve Austin/Kurt Angle Interview - A great interview on the part of Austin.
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^ McMahon returned the next week with a "tamed" Steve Austin, who was wearing a suit.

.Austin lost and regained his title in a feud with Angle, who was put over by Austin as a threat.^ Austin lost and regained his title in a feud with Kurt Angle that many fans enjoyed, partially due to Angle being put over by Austin as a legitimate threat.

^ Austin lost and regained his title in a feud with Angle, who was put over by Austin as a threat.
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^ (Royal Rumble 2002) Kurt Angle vs. Steve Austin - Austin wins giving him the title shot at No Way Out.
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.Austin lost the title to Angle at Unforgiven before regaining it on the October 8, 2001 episode of Raw.^ Austin lost and regained his title in a feud with Angle, who was put over by Austin as a threat.
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^ After Austin no-showed an episode of Raw , the angle was dropped.
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^ Austin lost the title to Angle at Unforgiven before regaining it on the October 8, 2001 episode of Raw .
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[10] .Angle then joined the Alliance.^ Angle then joined the Alliance.
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^ Angle was supposed to turn face during that time and Austin was supposed to be the heel, but The Rock didn't forgive Angle when he betrayed the WWF and joined the Alliance.
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^ The Rock pins Steve Austin after Kurt Angle (who had joined the Alliance weeks prior), turned on Steve Austin to help WWF..

[10] .As the Invasion angle dragged on, it was ultimately decided to bring the plot line to an end with Austin and a group of ECW and WCW wrestlers facing The Rock and a group of WWF wrestlers at Survivor Series.^ WWF Survivor Series '96 = Austin was beaten by Bret Hart.

^ Austin was sidelined until Survivor Series .
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^ It all ends with a Rock Bottom to Austin.
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.Austin and his team lost after Angle betrayed him, thus ending the Invasion angle.^ Austin and his team lost after Angle betrayed him, thus ending the Invasion angle.
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^ Austin and his team lost and that was the end of the Invasion angle.

^ Austin later blamed Debra for the mess, then went to get ready for the tag-team title defense, with obvious tension between him and Helmsley.

.The next night on Raw, as McMahon was about to award Angle with the WWF Championship for actions at Survivor Series, Ric Flair came out and announced that he owned half of the WWF. Austin came out and attacked Angle and McMahon, thus regaining the WWF Championship.^ Austin would regain the Intercontinental Championship from Hart at Survivor Series .
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^ Austin further infuriated McMahon by winning back the championship the next night on Raw .
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^ At the end of the night, the Alliance came to the ring, bringing out Austin.

.Austin then had a beer bash with Flair, turning Austin face once again.^ Austin then had a beer bash with Flair, turning Austin face once again.
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^ Looks like you have the makings of a 4 horseman turn if you want - Flair, Sid, AA plus Austin, Rude, Hawk or maybe Ole.
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^ Flair claimed that he had nothing to do with the Big Show's turn, but Austin was skeptical.

.Austin would hold the WWF Championship for another month before losing it to Chris Jericho at Vengeance due to interference from Booker T. Jericho defeated both The Rock and Austin consecutively that night, winning the WCW World Title and later the WWF Title and combining them to create the WWF Undisputed Championship.^ The two would later go on to feud for the WCW World Tag Team Title.
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^ WWF Rebellion (November 3, '01) = Austin retained the WWF Heavyweight Championship with a win over the Rock.

^ Later in the night, Austin and the Rock defeated Jericho & Angle in a tag match, then toasted each other's titles with beer.

.After that, Austin continued another feud with Booker T. In one angle, Austin defeated Booker T in an unofficial grocery store fight.^ Steve Austin feuds with Booker T, including a memorable brawl through a grocery store..

^ After that, Austin continued another feud with Booker T. In one angle, Austin and Booker T fought in a grocery store which Austin won.
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^ Austin brawled with both brothers at one time or another going into Summerslam '98, where he took on the Undertaker with the title on the line.

Backstage issues and departure (2002–2004)

.By 2002, Austin's spot as top face in the WWF was not secure as it had been, as Triple H was set to return from injury.^ By 2002, Austin's spot as top face in the WWF was not secure as it had been, as Triple H was set to return from injury.
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^ By 2002, Austin's spot as top face in the WWF was not as secure as it had been in previous years, as Triple H was set to return from injury.

^ He would return and regain his spot as the top face in the company.
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.At the time, Vince McMahon had re-signed Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash for a storyline that would bring the New World Order (nWo) into the WWF. They feuded with Austin and The Rock.^ WWF Wrestlemania X-8 ('02) = Austin took down Scott Hall.

^ In that, he was bringing back the new World order!

^ Austin retained the WWF World Title.

.Austin was originally intended to be the one to challenge Hogan.^ In the weeks leading up to the PPV, Austin & Helmsley challenged each other, with Austin eventually having the stipulation lifted so that he could Stun Helmsley at one point.

^ I had not watched wrestling for years until one night when the Nation of Domination were saying all of these things to Austin and Austin challenged them all.
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^ Austin was originally intended to be the one to challenge Hogan at WrestleMania, but knowing Hogan's egotistical mind-games, Austin refused, and The Rock took his place, where Hogan was able to successfully steal the crowd from his opponent.

.However, since Hogan and Austin couldn't agree on how the match would finish, The Rock took his place and defeated Hogan.^ Austin was originally intended to be the one to challenge Hogan at WrestleMania, but because of their inability to agree on a finish, Austin refused, and The Rock took his place and defeated Hogan.
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^ Austin was finally defeated by The Rock at WrestleMania XIX in, to date, his final match.
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^ Austin would wrestle only one match between then and WrestleMania in another short match against Bischoff on Raw , but was then defeated by The Rock at WrestleMania XIX , who returned about the same time as a smug, "sell out" villain, which ultimately became Austin's last official match in WWE to date.
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.At WrestleMania X8, Austin defeated Scott Hall instead.^ March 28, 1999 - Wrestlemania 15: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin defeated The Rock (of the Corporation) to win the WWF title!

^ Forming an unholy alliance with WWF owner Vince McMahon, Austin rocked the Houston Astrodome by defeating The Rock to claim the championship belt at Wrestlemania XVII. Apr.
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^ At WrestleMania X8 , Austin defeated Scott Hall instead.
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.Austin took a week long break following WrestleMania, refusing to show up for the following night's Raw.^ Austin took a week long break following WrestleMania, refusing to show up for the following night's Raw .
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^ March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX : Steve Austin STUNNED both Goldberg & Lesnar, who are both departing the WWE! March 15, 2004 - RAW : Rene Dupree tried to stand up to Steve Austin but only got a Stunner for his trouble!

^ The next night on Raw , Judge Mills Lane ruled that The Rock had to defend his newly won WWF Championship against Austin that night.
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.Austin returned on the April 1, 2002 episode of Raw, the first of the new "brand extension" era.^ Austin returned on the April 1, 2002 episode of RAW , the first of the new "brand extension" era.

^ Austin returned on the April 1, 2002 episode of Raw , the first of the new " brand extension " era.
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^ Austin returned to WWE programming (appearing on RAW , ECW , and SmackDown!

.The show was centered on which show he would sign with, and he ultimately chose Raw.^ The show was centered on which show he would sign with, and he ultimately chose Raw.
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^ On the first Raw of April '02, Flair announced that he was going to sign Austin to his show.

^ WWE Raw: 2005 In March '05, WWE soon announced that one of the surprises at Wrestlemania would be the return of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper's show, Piper's Pit.

.Austin entered a feud with the Undertaker that resulted in a number one contenders match for the WWF Undisputed Championship at Backlash, which Austin lost.^ Austin entered a feud with the Undertaker that resulted in a number one contenders match for the WWF Undisputed Championship at Backlash , which Austin lost.
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^ Austin interfered in the match costing Hart the WWF Championship.
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^ WWF Backlash '02 = Austin lost a #1 Contenders Match to the Undertaker.

.He would later be betrayed by Big Show, who went on to rejoin the nWo, and Ric Flair.^ This show needed more Ric Flair.
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^ He would later be betrayed by Big Show, who went on to rejoin the nWo, and Ric Flair.
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^ Angle #5: Harley Race talks about tonight's main event Harley Race had an interview hyping Big Van Vader's upcoming singles match with Ric Flair.
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.Austin then defeated Big Show and Flair in a handicap match at Judgment Day.^ Flair claimed that he had nothing to do with the Big Show's turn, but Austin was skeptical.

^ Austin then defeated Big Show and Flair in a handicap match at Judgment Day .
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^ WWF Insurrextion '02 (May 4) = Austin defeated the Big Show.

.Bored and run down, Austin began to create problems backstage as the WWF rehired Eddie Guerrero for Austin to feud with, while prepping Austin for a feud with Brock Lesnar.^ Bored and run down, Austin began to create problems backstage as the WWF rehired Eddie Guerrero for Austin to feud with, while prepping Austin for a feud with Brock Lesnar .
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^ Bored and run down, Austin began to create problems backstage as the WWF rehired Eddie Guerrero for Austin to feud with, while prepping Austin for a feud with Brock Lesnar.

^ Big Show big show bret hart Briscoe Brothers brock lesnar Brooke Hogan Chris Jericho eddie guerrero edge Edge elimination chamber flashbacks george w.
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.Austin, however, vetoed any matches that would result in him losing and ultimately walked out of the company when the writing staff wanted Austin to lose to Lesnar.^ Austin, however, vetoed any matches that would result in him losing and ultimately walked out of the company when the writing staff wanted Austin to lose to Lesnar.
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^ However, Austin was vetoing any matches that would result in him losing and ultimately walked out of the company when the writing staff wanted Austin to lose to Brock Lesnar.

^ It was rumored that, at the next Raw, Austin would have to lose to Brock Lesnar.

[37] .Austin later explained that he thought hot-shotting a victory did no favors to either side, as it made Austin look weak losing to a rookie and did not give Lesnar a proper stage for such a big win over a star of the magnitude that Austin held.^ I am asking for no favors and giving none.

^ But viewpoints changed when Austin later explained that he thought hot-shotting a victory did no favors to either side, as it made Austin look weak losing to a rookie, and didn't give Lesnar a proper stage for such a big win over a star of the magnitude that Austin holds.

^ Austin later explained that he thought hot-shotting a victory did no favors to either side, as it made Austin look weak losing to a rookie and did not give Lesnar a proper stage for such a big win over a star of the magnitude that Austin held.
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.Further fanning the flames amongst Austin's growing number of detractors was a well-publicized domestic dispute incident between Austin and his wife Debra.^ Further fanning the flames amongst Austin's growing number of detractors was a well-publicized domestic dispute incident between Austin and his wife Debra.
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^ Further fanning the flames amongst Austin's growing number of detractors was a well-publicized domestic dispute incident between Austin and his wife Debra, which led to his evasion of the police.

^ Another issue that may have influenced WWE in its decision is Austin's recent history of domestic violence incidents, which WWE saw as tarnishing their popular image.
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[37] .Austin's last appearance was on June 3, when he defeated Flair in a match where Flair became Austin's servant.^ Austin then demanded a match against Flair.

^ Austin's last appearance was on June 3, when he defeated Flair in a match where Flair became Austin's servant.
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^ Austin's last appearance was on June 3, 2002, when he defeated Ric Flair in a match where Flair would become Austin's servant.

.After Austin no-showed an episode of Raw, the angle was dropped.^ After Austin no-showed an episode of Raw , the angle was dropped.
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^ December 16, 1996 - RAW: Vader vs Steve Austin ended in a No Contest..

^ (Raw: 9/3/01) Steve Austin Interview - He explains to the Alliance that he begged to Angle last Monday for them, "that he did it for the Alliance."- (Smackdown: 9/4/01) Steve Austin/Kurt Angle Interview - A great interview on the part of Austin.
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[37] .Austin had decided to walk out again because of bad storylines that were presented to him by the creative team.^ The angle wasn't furthered because Austin had decided to walk out again on bad storylines that were presented to him by the creative team.

^ Austin had decided to walk out again because of bad storylines that were presented to him by the creative team.
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^ Austin balked at the decision for Coachman to win, however, and once again walked out on the company after storyline disagreements.
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[37]
Austin faces off against The Rock at WrestleMania XIX in Austin's last match.
.In February 2003, Austin returned to WWE at No Way Out in a short match against Eric Bischoff.^ WWE No Way Out '03 = Austin made his return, easily defeating Eric Bischoff.

^ (Raw 10th Anniversary Award show) Eric Bischoff Interview - He invites Steve Austin to return to Raw at No Way Out.
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^ In February 2003, Austin returned to WWE at No Way Out in a short match against Eric Bischoff.
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.Austin would wrestle only one match between then and WrestleMania in another short match against Bischoff on Raw, but was then defeated by The Rock at WrestleMania XIX, who returned about the same time as a smug, "sell out" villain, which, ultimately, became Austin's last official match in WWE. The night after on Raw, Bischoff "fired" Austin on medical grounds, however he was brought back by Linda McMahon as the Co-General Manager of Raw.^ In February 2003, Austin returned to WWE at No Way Out in a short match against Eric Bischoff.
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^ In February 2003, he returned to WWE at No Way Out in a short match against Eric Bischoff.

^ Before the match, McMahon told Austin that he had to raise one of the men's hands as the winner, or else he would be fired.

.The move to the role of Co-General Manager was a way to keep Austin on-camera while limiting Austin's in-ring performance due to long running injuries wearing him down throughout his career.^ Austin marches down to the ring, wearing his trunks and knee braces.
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^ When you are out of the ring as long as I was it wears on you.

^ The move to the role of Co-General Manager was a way to keep Austin on-camera while limiting Austin's in-ring performance due to long running injuries wearing him down throughout his career.
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.On the November 17, 2003 edition of Raw, Austin was "fired" from Raw as the result of a stipulation in a match at Survivor Series where Austin's hand-picked team of wrestlers failed to beat Bischoff's team of wrestlers.^ On the November 16, 2003 edition of RAW , Austin was "fired" from RAW as the result of a stipulation in a match at Survivor Series 2003 where Austin's hand-picked team of wrestlers failed to beat Eric Bischoff's team of wrestlers.

^ On the November 17, 2003 edition of Raw , Austin was "fired" from Raw as the result of a stipulation in a match at Survivor Series where Austin's hand-picked team of wrestlers failed to beat Bischoff's team of wrestlers.
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^ Austin was sidelined until Survivor Series .
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Austin quickly returned to WWE television before the end of 2003 when he was part of the WWE Tribute to the Troops taped live in front of U.S. troops in Iraq, posing and stunning Mr. McMahon. .He finally came back on Raw on December 29 as its "Sheriff", giving a Stone Cold Stunner to Eric Bischoff and rehiring Shawn Michaels, who had just been "fired" by Bischoff.^ "Just who in the hell do you think you are, Shawn Michaels?"
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^ He finally came back on Raw on December 29 as its "Sheriff."
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^ He finally came back on RAW on December 29, 2003 as its "Sheriff".

.Austin appeared on and off as 2004 began, culminating in him being the special guest referee for the infamous match between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg at WrestleMania XX.^ At WrestleMania 23 , Austin, as a special guest referee , officiated the match between Bobby Lashley and Umaga .
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^ Haystacks Calhoun was the special referee for the match.

^ Sam Muchnick was the special referee for the match.

.Then, on April 17, WWE put out a press release on their website claiming that Steve Austin and WWE were unable to settle long-running contract disputes and had again parted ways.^ Then, on April 17, WWE put out a press release on their website claiming that Steve Austin and WWE were unable to settle long-running contract disputes and had again parted ways.
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^ Austin guested as referee for the match between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg at WrestleMania XX, then on April 17, 2004, WWE put out a press release on their website claiming that Steve Austin and WWE were unable to settle long-running contract disputes and had again parted ways, reportedly over a contract dispute about WWE's control of Austin's non-WWE projects, such as movies and music.
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^ Steve Austin at a promotional event for WWE. Steve Williams dated Kathryn Burrhus throughout high school and college, and the two married on November 24, 1990.
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Part-time appearances (2005–present)

.Austin made his first appearance on WWE programming in a year at WrestleMania 21 where he was confronted by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in Piper's Pit until Carlito interrupted to insult both.^ At Wrestlemania 21, Austin indeed made his first appearance back in WWE, coming out to be interviewed by Piper.

^ Austin made his first appearance on WWE programming in a year at WrestleMania 21 where he was confronted by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in Piper's Pit until Carlito interrupted to insult both.
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^ April 3, 2005 - Wrestlemania 21 : Roddy Piper had Steve Austin as his guest in Piper's Pit which was interrupted by Carlito Cool..

.This resulted in Carlito receiving a Stone Cold Stunner from Austin and Piper throwing him out of the ring.^ Austin then threw RVD out of the ring.

^ "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's signature ring entrance.
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^ Austin performing the Stone Cold Stunner.
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.The segment ended with Austin and Piper celebrating with beer until Austin gave Piper a Stone Cold Stunner as well.^ Austin performing the Stone Cold Stunner.
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^ The segment ended with Austin and Piper celebrating with beer until Austin gave Piper a Stone Cold Stunner as well.
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^ After the match, a furious Austin nailed the Undertaker with the Stone Cold Stunner.

.At ECW One Night Stand Austin came to the ring following the show's main event.^ At the end of the night, the Alliance came to the ring, bringing out Austin.

^ At ECW One Night Stand Austin came to the ring following the show's main event.
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^ ECW One Night Stand 2005 (Australia) ...
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.Wearing a Las Vegas Outlaws (of the failed XFL) jersey, Austin came to the ring to give The Sandman a beer which he had asked for.^ Wearing a Las Vegas Outlaws (of the failed XFL ), Austin came to the ring to give The Sandman a beer which he had asked for.
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^ Austin marches down to the ring, wearing his trunks and knee braces.
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^ October 13, 2003 - RAW : Steve Austin offers a beer to Stacy, but when she declines, Austin gives her a Stone Cold Stunner!

.However, Austin invited the whole locker room to the ring for a Beer Bash.^ Austin leaves the locker room and starts for the ring.
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^ However, Austin invited the whole locker room to the ring for a Beer Bash.
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^ Austin celebrates with a beer bash, inviting Goldberg.
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.However, before the bash he demanded the WWE Crusaders come to the ring for a fight.^ However, before the bash he demanded the WWE Crusaders come to the ring for a fight.
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^ However, this would be Austin's last appearance on Raw for a while, as it was later announced in April that Austin and WWE had not been able to come to terms on a new contract, leading to a mutual split.

^ Steve Austin, surrounded by ECW, challenged the anti-ECW crusaders sitting in the balcony to come to the right for a fight!

.Tazz came to the ring, which started the brawl.^ Tazz came to the ring, which started the brawl.
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^ Angle then came out, coming to the ring, which became a brawl.

^ Austin later eliminated Test and Val Venis, then Hunter Hearst Helmsley came to the ring, leading to a brawl.

.After Taz applied the Tazmission to Kurt Angle the brawl ended.^ After Taz applied the Tazmission to Kurt Angle the brawl ended.
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^ (Smackdown: 1/4/01) Steve Austin/Vince Interview (Smackdown: 1/4/01) Steve Austin vs. Undertaker vs. Kane (Smackdown: 1/4/01) Vince/Steve Austin/Kurt Angle Interview (Raw: 1/8/01) WWF Title Match: Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle - Good match but ends when HHH returns after a few weeks out and he and Steve Austin have a huge brawl.
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^ December 7, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Undertaker vs Kurt Angle vs The Rock vs Steve Austin ended in a NO CONTEST..

.ECW stood alone in the ring after throwing all of the Crusaders out of the ring.^ ECW stood alone in the ring after throwing all of the Crusaders out of the ring.
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^ Shortly after, McMahon received a Stone Cold Stunner as Austin called out all WWE stars in attendance to the ring to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Raw.
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^ When Shane McMahon tried to protest, Austin Stunned him, followed by Ventura throwing Shane out of the ring.

.Mick Foley (as Cactus Jack) then dragged Eric Bischoff to the ring.^ Mick Foley (as Cactus Jack ) then dragged Eric Bishoff to the ring.
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^ Having picked up the victory, Cactus Jack celebrates in the ring with great emotion.
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^ Stone Cold Steve Austin Mick Foley entered the match as Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love.
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The Dudley Boyz gave him a Dudley Death Drop, followed by Chris Benoit giving him a Diving Headbutt, Rey Mysterio followed that with a 619. .When Austin then asked Bischoff about his feelings on the night, he responded with "Fuck ECW", which promoted Austin to give Bischoff a stunner.^ When Austin then asked Bischoff about his feelings on the night, he responded with "F**K ECW", which promted Austin to give Bischoff a stunner.
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^ Wearing a Las Vegas Outlaws (of the failed XFL ), Austin came to the ring to give The Sandman a beer which he had asked for.
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^ October 13, 2003 - RAW : Steve Austin offers a beer to Stacy, but when she declines, Austin gives her a Stone Cold Stunner!

.As the Dudley Boyz took Bischoff outside, and loaded him onto a WWE production truck, the remaining ECW Originals took place in a "beer bash" as the show went off the air.^ Roberts then placed the snake onto the manager of Bundy as the show went off the air without explanation.

^ As the Dudley Boyz took Bischoff outside, and loaded him onto a WWE production truck, the remaining ECW Originals took place in a "'Stone Cold' Steve Austin Beer Bash" as the show went off the air.
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^ The Dudley Boyz gave him a Dudley Death Drop , followed by Chris Benoit giving him a Diving Headbutt , Rey Mysterio followed that with a 619 .
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.Then, at WWE Homecoming, Austin again returned to Raw, delivering Stunners to all four members of the McMahon family.^ Then, at WWE Homecoming , Austin again returned to Raw , delivering Stunners to all four members of the McMahon family.
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^ Austin returned to WWE programming (appearing on Raw , ECW , and SmackDown!
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^ On December 10, 2007 during the Raw 15th Anniversary Spectacular , Austin returned after Vince McMahon received the mandible claw from Mankind and a chokeslam from The Undertaker for proclaiming himself "the greatest Raw superstar of all time."
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[38] .An angle including Jim Ross being fired led to a match in which Austin agreed to face Ross's replacement, Jonathan Coachman, at Taboo Tuesday, with the stipulation of Ross regaining his announcing job if Austin were to win and Austin losing his own job if he lost the match.^ An angle including Jim Ross being fired led to a match in which Austin agreed to face Ross's replacement, Jonathan Coachman , at Taboo Tuesday , with the stipulation of Ross regaining his announcing job if Austin were to win and Austin losing his own job if he lost the match.
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^ That was Kane's own stipulation he put on this match.
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^ Austin would often referee matches after retiring from wrestling Austin appeared on the August 18, 2007 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event , as a possible illegitimate child of Mr. McMahon and stunned McMahon and Jonathan Coachman.
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.Austin balked at the decision for Coachman to win, however, and once again walked out on the company after storyline disagreements.^ Austin balked at the decision for Coachman to win, however, and once again walked out on the company after storyline disagreements.
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^ Linda then comes out to say that the new CEO is Steve Austin and now he owns half of the company.
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^ However, thus far, an Austin-Hogan feud has yet to surface, as Austin has once again disappeared from WWE Television.

.To explain away his failure to appear at Taboo Tuesday, Vince McMahon said on Raw that Austin had been involved in an accident, thus preventing him from competing.^ To explain away his failure to appear at Taboo Tuesday, Vince McMahon said on Raw that Austin had been involved in an accident, thus preventing him from competing.
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^ On the Raw after Austin won the WWF Title, Vince McMahon presented him with a new title belt and warned Austin that he did not approve of his rebellious nature and that things could be done "the easy way or the hard way."
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^ His title loss triggered a ferocious rivalry with 'The Corporation' as Vince McMahon and then The Rock found themselves on Austin's most wanted list.
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.Batista substituted for Austin defeating the Coach along with Vader and Goldust.^ Batista substituted for Austin defeating the Coach along with Vader and Goldust .
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^ August 19, 1996 - RAW: Goldust defeated Sycho Sid and Steve Austin and Savio Vega in a "sudden death battle royal"..

^ December 15, 1996 - It's Time: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Goldust..

.The stipulation was dropped due to Austin not competing.^ The stipulation was dropped due to Austin not competing.
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^ The next week, due to Austin's suggestion, WCW wrestlers were allowed to compete on Raw.

[39]
.Austin returned to WWE briefly to face John "Bradshaw" Layfield in a beer drinking contest at the March 5, 2006 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event.^ John Cena also entered the event as John Bradshaw Layfield’s challenger to the WWE Championship.
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^ WWE Saturday Night's Main Event #32 (March 18, '06) = Austin had a "Beer-Drinking" Contest with John Bradshaw Layfield, which ended in a "No-Contest" after Austin Stunned JBL. - WWE Wrestlemania XXV (April 5, '09) = Austin was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

^ March 18, 2006 - Saturday Night's Main Event : John Bradshaw Layfield challenged Steve Austin to a beer-drinking contest..

.The feat was declared a no contest when Austin saw JBL cheating by pouring the beer down his clothes.^ The feat was declared a no contest when Austin saw JBL cheating by pouring the beer down his clothes.
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^ But Austin caught JBL cheating, pouring the beer on his chest.

^ She says no so he pours beer all over her.
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.Austin gave a stunner to JBL and then celebrated with the Stone Cold beer salute.^ Austin performing the Stone Cold Stunner.
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^ Stone Cold Steve Austin caught JBL cheating and gave him a stunner and a beer-bath with help from Chris Benoit..

^ The segment ended with Austin and Piper celebrating with beer until Austin gave Piper a Stone Cold Stunner as well.
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Austin then inducted Bret Hart into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 1, 2006.[40]
.Austin returned to WWE programming (appearing on Raw, ECW, and SmackDown!) in March 2007, partially to promote his starring role in the release of WWE Films' production, The Condemned.^ March 8, 2004 - RAW : Steve Austin announces that he'll appear on Smackdown!

^ Austin returned to WWE programming (appearing on Raw , ECW , and SmackDown!
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^ March 2007, partially to promote his starring role in the release of WWE Films' production, The Condemned .
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.On March 31, 2007, Austin inducted his friend Jim Ross into the WWE Hall of Fame.^ WWE Hall of Fame inductees .
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^ It is fitting that Andre was the first wrestler inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
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^ March 31, 2007 - Hall of Fame : Good Ol' Jim Ross was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Stone Cold Steve Austin..

.At WrestleMania 23, Austin, as a special guest referee, officiated the match between Bobby Lashley and Umaga.^ El Mongol was the special referee for the match.

^ Jim Braddock was the special referee for the match.

^ At WrestleMania 23 , Austin, as a special guest referee , officiated the match between Bobby Lashley and Umaga .
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The stipulation for the match was that if Lashley lost, Donald Trump's head would be shaved, and if Umaga lost, Mr. McMahon's head would suffer the same fate. .In the course of the event, Austin delivered stunners to Umaga, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Donald Trump Lashley eventually won the match, and Trump, Austin and Lashley then shaved Mr.McMahon's head on live TV. Stone Cold ended by stunning McMahon as well as Donald Trump and toasting beers.^ In the course of the event, Austin delivered stunners to Umaga, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Donald Trump .
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^ McMahon later won the match, and celebrated with Austin, drinking a few beers.

^ After the match, Austin shook hands and shared a beer with Vince McMahon.
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[41] He then appeared in a video on the June 11 edition of Raw as part of "Mr. McMahon's Appreciation Night", where he shared his thoughts on his past feuds with McMahon.[42]
Austin would often referee matches after retiring from wrestling
Austin appeared on the August 18, 2007 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event, as a possible illegitimate child of Mr. McMahon and stunned McMahon and Jonathan Coachman. .Austin appeared at SummerSlam where he was the replacement for Matt Hardy to battle Montel Vontavious Porter in a Beer Drinking Contest.^ Austin appeared at SummerSlam where he was the replacement for Matt Hardy to battle Montel Vontavious Porter in a Beer Drinking Contest.
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^ August 26, 2007 - SummerSlam : Montel Vontavious Porter challenged Matt Hardy to an old fashioned Beer-drinking Contest..

^ Austin celebrated on the ropes, drinking beer.

.The match ended in a no contest after Austin handed a beer to MVP and gave him the Stone Cold Stunner.^ Stone Cold Steve Austin caught JBL cheating and gave him a stunner and a beer-bath with help from Chris Benoit..

^ After the match, a furious Austin nailed the Undertaker with the Stone Cold Stunner.

^ March 2, 1998 - RAW: Kane vs Stone Cold Steve Austin ended in a No Contest..

[43] .Austin made another appearance at Cyber Sunday (2007), where he guest refereed a World Heavyweight Championship match between the champion Batista, and the challenger The Undertaker.^ The match went down between Austin, Hart, Vader, and the Undertaker.

^ Austin won the match when another referee made the count.
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^ On October 26, 2008 at Cyber Sunday , Austin was the special guest referee during a match between Batista and Chris Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship .
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.Batista walked out the champion after delivering a Batista Bomb to The Undertaker.On the November 5, 2007 edition of Raw, Austin made an appearance to confront Santino Marella for criticizing The Condemned.^ November 5, 2007--RAW : Stone Cold Steve Austin finally showed up and STUNNED Santino Marella after a confrontation..

^ On the November 5, 2007 edition of Raw , Austin made an appearance to confront Santino Marella for bashing The Condemned .
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^ With Hart out of the way, Austin set his sights on Rocky Maivia , who stole Austin's belt on the November 17 edition of Raw after a beating by his Nation of Domination stablemates.
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[44] .The argument ended as Marella received a Stone Cold Stunner from Austin, who then walked backstage only to return with a Budweiser beer truck to hose down Marella and his valet Maria with beer.^ Stone Cold then left the ring and came back with a Budweiser truck and sprayed Santino Marella & Maria with a beer hose!

^ Austin performing the Stone Cold Stunner.
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^ Austin claimed that he was not thirsty, and threw down the beer, walking away.

[44] On December 10, 2007 during the Raw 15th Anniversary Spectacular, Austin returned after Vince McMahon received the mandible claw from Mankind and a chokeslam from The Undertaker for proclaiming himself "the greatest Raw superstar of all time." Shortly after, McMahon received a Stone Cold Stunner as Austin called out all WWE stars in attendance to the ring to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Raw. .The show closed as Austin, Triple H and Hornswoggle poured beer on McMahon, who was knocked out outside the ring.^ Austin then threw RVD out of the ring.

^ All McMahons were out in the ring, with Austin celebrating over them.

^ The show closed as Austin, Triple H and Hornswoggle poured beer on McMahon, who was knocked out outside the ring.
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.On October 26, 2008 at Cyber Sunday, Austin was the special guest referee during a match between Batista and Chris Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship.^ El Mongol was the special referee for the match.

^ Jim Braddock was the special referee for the match.

^ At WrestleMania 23 , Austin, as a special guest referee , officiated the match between Bobby Lashley and Umaga .
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.In between the match Stone Cold told a fleeing Jericho that if he was counted out or disqualified, Batista would win the title.^ Stone Cold dominates the match and takes the win with a stunner.
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^ In between the match Stone Cold told a fleeing Jericho that if he was counted out or disqualified, Batista would win the Title.
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^ From the time he told Jake “The Snake” Roberts, “Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass!” Stone Cold was an instant legend.
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.During the course of the match, Batista accidentally knocked Austin down.^ During the course of the match, Batista accidentally knocked Austin down.
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^ At Survivor Series , Triple H had plotted to run Austin down again during their match (thus repeating the events of the previous year's Survivor Series) but his plot failed when Austin lifted Triple H's automobile with a forklift, then let it drop 20 feet.
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^ During the match Hart botched a piledriver and dropped Austin on his head, resulting in a legitimate broken neck for Austin and temporary paralysis.
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.When Austin recovered, Randy Orton, who had come out as the third referee, knocked Austin back down, only to receive a Stone Cold Stunner when Austin recovered.^ When Austin recovered, Randy Orton, who had come out as the third referee, knocked Austin back down, only to receive a Stone Cold Stunner when Austin recovered.
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^ Austin performing the Stone Cold Stunner.
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^ But Stone Cold stuns the referee then knocks Kane out of the ring.
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.Eventually Batista won the match by hitting his signature Batista Bomb on Chris Jericho, leading Austin to give the three count, making Batista the new World Heavyweight Champion.^ With his help, Austin won the match, making the belts firmly his again.

^ Austin won the match when another referee made the count.
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^ Eventually Batista won the match by hitting his signature Batista Bomb on Chris Jericho, leading Austin to give the three count, making Batista the New World Heavyweight Champion.
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[45]
On January 12, 2009 edition of Raw, Austin was announced to be the first member of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2009.[46] He was inducted by his long-term on-screen rival Vince McMahon, who referred to Austin as "The Greatest WWE Superstar of all time." During the induction, there were "one more match" chants, to which Austin said he was officially closing the door on his wrestling career and starting a new chapter in his life. .At WrestleMania XXV, Austin was introduced alongside the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2009. After the introductions, Austin's theme music hit, and he re-entered the ringside area wearing a vintage "Austin 3:16" shirt driving an ATV. He enjoyed his trademark beer bash with the fans, whilst announcers Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole stressed that this was his "final time" in a WWE ring.^ WWE Hall of Fame inductees .
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^ April 5, 2009--WrestleMania 25 : The entire WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2009 was introduced to the live crowd as a tribute..

^ During the segment, announcers Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler , and Michael Cole stressed that this was his "final time" in a WWE ring, announcer Jim Ross gave him a standing ovation and saying "we will never forget the man that is Stone Cold".
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.However, Austin returned to the company on the March 15, 2010 episode of Raw as its guest host.^ March 15 : Myself, Casey, and a guest.

^ March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX : Steve Austin STUNNED both Goldberg & Lesnar, who are both departing the WWE! March 15, 2004 - RAW : Rene Dupree tried to stand up to Steve Austin but only got a Stunner for his trouble!

^ March 15, 1999- RAW: Steve Austin & Mankind vs The Rock & Paul Wight ended in a NO CONTEST..

.At the end of the show, he moderated a contract signing between Vince McMahon and Bret Hart for their match at WrestleMania XXVI.^ He wins his first WWF title here at Wrestlemania 14 then has it out with Vince McMahon and Dude Love.
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^ Chris Jericho, however, decided to interrupt, because, in his mind, Vince McMahon, in seven-days, will put an end to Steph's reign of terror.

^ August 18, 1996 - Summerslam: Steve Austin defeated Yokozuna in a Pre-show match, which ended when Yokozuna broke the ring!

[47]

Personal life

.Steve Williams dated Kathryn Burrhus throughout high school and college, and the two married on November 24, 1990. Nonetheless, Williams pursued a relationship with Jeannie Clark ("Lady Blossom"), with whom he was working.^ Nonetheless, Williams pursued a relationship with Jeannie Clark ("Lady Blossom"), with whom he was working.
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^ Steve Austin at a promotional event for WWE. Steve Williams dated Kathryn Burrhus throughout high school and college, and the two married on November 24, 1990.
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^ November 2002: Steve Williams finishes his legal issues and is put on one year probation, which includes not being able to drink beer..

.His marriage to Burrhus was quickly annulled on August 7, 1992,[48] and Williams and Jeannie married on December 18, 1992. Together, they have two daughters, Stephanie (born in 1992) and Cassidy (born in 1996).^ His marriage to Burrhus was quickly annulled on August 7, 1992, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Williams and Jeannie married on December 18, 1992.
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^ Together, they have two daughters, Stephanie (born in 1992) and Cassidy (born in 1996).
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^ Steve Austin at a promotional event for WWE. Steve Williams dated Kathryn Burrhus throughout high school and college, and the two married on November 24, 1990.
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[49] .He also adopted Jade, Jeannie's daughter with former husband Chris Adams.^ He also adopted Jade, Jeannie's daughter with former husband Chris Adams .
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[50] .They divorced on May 10, 1999 and their daughters live in Southend-on-Sea, England with Jeannie.^ Divorced from Kathy; Divorced from Jeannie (1999); w/Two Daughters; Divorced from Debra (2003) Once Dated Tess Broussard (2004); .

^ May 10, 1999 - RAW: Steve Austin & The Rock & Vince McMahon defeated The Undertaker & Triple H & Vince McMahon..

[49][51]
.On September 13, 2000, Williams married Debra Marshall.^ On September 13, 2000, Austin married Debra Marshall .
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[52] .On June 15, 2002, however, police were called to their residence in San Antonio, Texas.^ On June 15, 2002, however, police were called to their residence in San Antonio, Texas .
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ March 27, 2004: Steve Williams was involved in an alleged domestic dispute in San Antonio which saw police come to his house ..

[37] They found a hysterical Debra with bruises.[53] .Austin had left the house and was asked by police not to return.^ Austin had left the house and was asked by police not to return.
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.On August 14, 2002, Austin was arrested and charged with domestic abuse.^ On August 14, 2002, Austin was arrested and charged with domestic abuse.
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ From Bad to Worse According to KMOL, the NBC TV affiliate in San Antonio, Steve Williams (Austin) has been arrested on charges of spousal abuse..

^ A short time later, Austin was arrested for spousal abuse, having allegedly punched Debra.

.He pled no contest on November 25, 2002 and was given a year's probation, a $1,000 fine and ordered to carry out eighty hours of community service.^ He pled no contest on November 25, 2002 and was given a year's probation, a $1,000 fine and ordered to carry out eighty hours of community service.
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ That seems out of order, no?
  • World Wrestling Insanity: JG's 1/13/03 Live Raw Insanity: James Guttman's Live Report From WWE Raw's 10 Year Anniversary Show At The World in New York City 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC www.worldwrestlinginsanity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ November 2002: Steve Williams finishes his legal issues and is put on one year probation, which includes not being able to drink beer..

[54] .Debra would later claim that Steve Austin was a steroid user and this incident was the result of roid rage.^ Debra would later claim that Steve Austin was a steroid user and this incident was the result of roid rage .
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Further fanning the flames amongst Austin's growing number of detractors was a well-publicized domestic dispute incident between Austin and his wife Debra.
  • Steve Austin - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Steve Austin would mock older wrestlers such as Hulk Hogan, Macho Man and cut controversial promos on Eric Bischoff!

[55] Austin filed for divorce from Debra on July 22, 2002 and the divorce was finalized on February 5, 2003.[56]
.In December 2007, the Wrestling Observer newsletter reported that "Stone Cold" Steve Austin legally changed his real name (Steven Williams) to his wrestling name Steve Austin, following in the footsteps of former WWE Superstars The Ultimate Warrior and Chyna.^ Stone Cold follows him backstage.
  • Austin, Rock, Triple H, WWE show summaries - Rock13.com 20 September 2009 20:49 UTC www.rock13.com [Source type: General]

^ So really it could have changed the future of wrestling."
  • The plane crash that changed wrestling 15 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.canoe.ca [Source type: General]

^ The Rock only lost because of Stone Cold Steve Austin.
  • Rewriting the Book: WrestleCrap Asks...What If? 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC www.wrestlecrap.com [Source type: General]

[57]

In wrestling

Austin celebrated his victories by drinking cans of beer.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Texas Wrestling Federation
    • TWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with The California Stud[72]
Austin being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1998-2002 Celebrity Deathmatch Himself Voice
1999-2000 Nash Bridges Detective Jake Cage Recurring Role
1999 Beyond the Mat Himself Documentary
Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows Himself Documentary
2005 Punk'd Himself
2007 The Condemned Jack Conrad
2009 Damage John Brickner
2010 Chuck Hugo Panzer
The Stranger Unknown Role
The Expendables Dan Paine post-production
Hunt to Kill Jim Rhodes post-production

References

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    • Rewriting the Book: WrestleCrap Asks...What If? 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC www.wrestlecrap.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Jericho gets in a lick with the steel chair on both Shane and Triple H, then heads for the hills.
    • Rewriting the Book: WrestleCrap Asks...What If? 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC www.wrestlecrap.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Angle opens his mouth, but a response is quickly proven unnecessary by the surprise appearance of The Rock cracking Undertaker in the back of the head with a steel chair.
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    Duke University Press. .ISBN 0822334380. 
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    ^ (Unforgiven 2000) Steve Austin/Mick Foley Interview - Austin returns to Raw!!!
    • Steve Austin Tapes 28 January 2010 0:56 UTC www.softcom.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweat socks. Harper Collins. ISBN 0061031011. 
  • PSI Staff (2007). .Pro Wrestling Illustrated presents: 2007 Wrestling almanac & book of facts.^ Their book, "Wrestling Title Histories, Fourth Edition", a comprehensive listing and archive of every wrestling title ever, acts as a key to the locked door that is pro wrestling history.

    ^ Referred to by many as the most important, historical document in the history of pro wrestling, the book is a labour of love for Will and Duncan.

    ^ There have been a lot of quick-and-dirty books put out in the last couple of years by publishers hoping to capitalize on the popularity of pro wrestling.

    .Kappa Publishing. 
  • Austin, Steve; Ross, Jim (2003).^ Austin would go after Rikishi with a vengence for the next few weeks, especially after Rikishi assaulted Jim Ross at one point.

    ^ Later on, Austin tricked Bischoff into signing a contract to avoid a lawsuit from Jim Ross, which put Bischoff into a match with Kane.

    ^ As the deadline closed, Bischoff fired Jim Ross, saying that J.R. needed to get Austin back to get back his job.

    .The Stone Cold Truth.^ (Stone Cold Truth) Steve Austin Beer Bash - Austin and Goldberg, in the ring for the first time ever.
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    Pocket Books. ISBN 0743477200. 

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Steve Austin
Statistics
Ring name(s) "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Billed weight252 lb (114 kg)
BornDecember 18, 1964 (1964-12-18) (age 46)
Austin, Texas
Billed fromVictoria, Texas
Trained byChris Adams
DebutDecember 8, 1989
RetiredMarch 30, 2003

Steve Austin (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964, later Steven Williams),[1] better known by his ring name "Stone Cold" Steve Austin[2] is a retired Professional wrestler known for his work within the WWE. His signature move is the Stone Cold Stunner. He is best known for his feud with Vince McMahon during the The Attitude Era.

Accomplishments

  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI Feud of the Year (1998, 1999)
    • PWI Match of the Year (1997) vs. Bret Hart at WrestleMania 13 in a Submission match
    • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (2001)
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1998)
    • PWI Rookie of the Year (1990)
    • PWI Wrestler of the Year (1998, 1999, 2001)
    • PWI ranked #1 of the Top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1998 and 1999
  • Texas Wrestling Federation
    • TWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with The California Stud
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • 5 Star Match (1992) with Rick Rude, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, and Larry Zbyszko vs. Sting, Nikita Koloff, Ricky Steamboat, Barry Windham, and Dustin Rhodes in a WarGames match at WrestleWar
    • 5 Star Match (1997) vs. Bret Hart in a Submission match at WrestleMania 13)
    • Best Box Office Draw (1998, 1999)
    • Best Gimmick (1997, 1998)
    • Best Heel (1996)
    • Best Interviews (1996–1998, 2001)
    • Best Non-Wrestler (2003)
    • Feud of the Year (1997) vs. The Hart Foundation
    • Feud of the Year (1998, 1999) vs. Vince McMahon
    • Match of the Year (1997) vs. Bret Hart in a Submission match at WrestleMania 13
    • Most Charismatic (1997, 1998)
    • Rookie of the Year (1990)
    • Tag Team of the Year (1993) with Brian Pillman as the Hollywood Blonds
    • Wrestler of the Year (1998)
    • Worst Worked Match of the Year (1991) with Terrance Taylor vs. Bobby Eaton and P.N. News in a Scaffold match at The Great American Bash

References

  1. Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Stone Cold Truth (p.10)
  2. http://www.wwe.com/magazine/9660498/10141016/

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