My absolute favorite feud in professional wrestling history has to be Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. There have been hundreds of feuds that have put this company on the map, but during the Attitude Era, these two were climbing to the very top of the mountain.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is my second favorite professional wrestler of all-time behind Eddie Guerrero. He had that ‘who gives a s**t’ attitude, giving everybody the middle finger, drinking beer and beating up the Boss and his children.
My favorite match of his has to be the one in the picture above. The Rock vs Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 19. That was the only match that I was looking forward to watching that night and it didn’t disappoint.
I actually go back and re-watch it almost every year before WrestleMania. Alright I watch it at least 3-4 times before WrestleMania, but that’s not the point.
Now according to NoDQ.com, The Rock recently sat down for an interview with WWE Magazine and talked about how his feud with Steve Austin was cut short.
“Ironically, WrestleMania was supposed to the beginning of The Rock-Austin rivalry, as far pay-per-view storylines, television, etc. was concerned. After WrestelMania, things just started to change. The fans were behind me.” The Rock via NoDQ.com
I wish these two were at least 10 years younger and able to compete at this years WrestleMania.
This one goes out to my buddy and colleague Billy Cripps. His little brother passed away earlier today.