The Rock Comments on Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Biggest Pop in WWE History

Published 12/31/2021, 10:34 AM EST


Back in the late 90s and the early 2000s, the WWE produced edgier content. That means apart from the storylines, there were insane spots from the matches. Eventually, one memory of Monday Night Raw surely made ‘The Rock’ nostalgic.

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Brutal chair shots to the cranium of wrestlers were as common as delivering a suplex. “The Great One” took to Twitter and commented on a fan’s tweet who shared that 23 years ago Mankind won the WWE Championship from the Rock which had one brutal chair shot in the end.

Mankind was the ultimate underdog in WWE and when he won the championship belt from the Rock, the fans present in the stadium went berserk.

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Back in 1999, WWE pushed mankind to the moon and established him as the ultimate baby-face of the company that took the beating from the backstage faction called ‘The Corporation’.

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The Corporation was the faction that had the backstage power. The leader Vince McMahon, his son Shane McMahon, Kane, and The Rock pulled strings on the WWE TV and made the mockery out of everyone.

The Rock praised Stone Cold Steve Austin for not busting his head open that night

The ending was dramatic in this match. In a no-disqualification match, Stone Cold Steve Austin entered the match, swung a chair on The Rock’s head, and eventually, Mankind pinned him.

The moment Austin’s music hit, the WWE Universe screamed on top of their lungs and honestly, you would still get goosebumps listening to it.

Eventually, The Rock to his Twitter and celebrated the iconic moment 23 years ago. He also noted that Stone Cold Steve Austin knew enough to not split his head open with the chair shot.

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“Love this. This was one of the loudest crowd eruptions I’ve ever experienced in my career in the wild world of pro wrestling. The fans JUST KNEW,” he wrote.

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The pop from the crowd was one of the loudest pops that the WWE ever witnessed. The amount of star power that night on the episode of Monday Night Raw was insane.

The WWE still tries to get back that audience but the product is a little underwhelming these days.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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