• Stone Cold Steve Austin Hates One Of His WrestleMania Main Event Matches
During a recent interview on UpUpDownDown, WWF Legend Stone Cold Steve Austin revealed that he hated his WrestleMania XIV match against ‘The Heart Break Kid’ Shawn Michaels, in which Austin won his first ever WWF Championship.
Here’s what The Rattlesnake said about the match:
“That was a big deal for me as it is for everybody. The match, on a one to five, is a two. I mean, Shawn, I consider from bell to bell, when the bell rings from the beginning to the end, I consider Shawn to have no peers. Now, Bret as far as realism, you can’t top him. Flair is my traveling World Champion. I mean, he’s The Man.
But from bell to bell talent wise, no one can lace Shawn Michaels’ boots. So to go out there and have a lackluster match with him and in the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania, and that was a sold out show and it’s a small building compared to nowadays, that was a big deal. We had Mike Tyson there.
I remember when Vince told me one time he said ‘You know, I’m thinking about bringing Mike Tyson in’. I said ‘Why are you going to bring in Mike?’. He’s like ‘Why am I going to bring in Mike? Because he’s really, really over’.
When Mike came in, me and Mike hit it off, and he was over. He brought a lot to it, so it was cool being out there with Mike. Me and Shawn could have had a way better match, but he was in a bad place.
He was injured. I was just red hot. When I got the stunner on him, Mike quick-counted me. He didn’t give me that slow championship pace.
But to answer your question, I hated that match. I love Shawn. I have the utmost respect for him, but I don’t consider that to be a good match at all.”
Stone Cold Steve Austin ended up main eventing 4 WrestleManias in his career, which includes WrestleMania XIV (1998), WrestleMania XV (1999), WrestleMania X-Seven (2001) & WrestleMania 38 – Night 1 (2022), and was successful in winning all four of them.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 18, 2001) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was broadcasted from the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X-Seven’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Chris Benoit vs. Haku
WWF Light Heavyweight Title: Dean Malenko vs. Crash Holly
Raven vs. Val Venis