On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 2002, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was supposed to face the “Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar in a match on WWE Raw.
But Austin walked out several hours before the start of the show in a disagreement over the creative plans for his match. Austin was booked to put over Lesnar in the match & he had no problem with putting the young kid over.
But Austin felt that putting the match on free TV with no build-up would be bad for business.
Austin said that the match should’ve been on a PPV with a proper build-up so that Lesnar goes over in an even better way. When Austin’s creative plans were dismissed, he quit WWE.