The BEST Storyline in my opinion
by, 06-30-2012 at 01:46 AM (4179 Views)
Back in 1998 there was a fantastic storyline that kept me on the edge of my seat and glued, to my TV every week. That storyline began at (WWF) Breakdown. When Stone Cold lost the Championship belt.
Withing the coming months from October of 1998 (Judgement Day) up to March 1999 (Wrestlemania XV). Austin was on a quest trying to get back his championship belt that he lost.
(Judgement Day) October 18, 1998. The Main Event. Kane vs The Undertaker vacant WWF Championship. Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special referee.
The ending to this match was great. Kane getting hit with a chair from Undertaker. Austin not making the count. Taker confronts Austin. Gets a Stunner, then Austin counts both men down. It was a fantastic finish. Austin then got fired by McMahon.
(Survivor Series 1998) November 15, 1998. Amazing hype made this PPV one of my favorites, still to this day. The vacant WWF Championship was up for grabs in a Deadly games Tournament. It was the first tournament held with the WWF Championship on the line in ten years, the last being at Wrestlemania IV .
Austin was screwed earlier in the night by the McMahons and costing him the match against Mankind. So the Main Event was set The Rock vs Mankind for the WWF Championship. Amazing finish as McMahon screwed Mankind by ringing the bell. Memories of the 97 Survivor Series. The Rock won the title. Thus making Austin come out and kick his ass.
(Rock Bottom) December 13, 1998. Main Event. Stone Cold vs The Undertaker in a Buried Alive Match. Stone Cold wins the match granting him a spot in the 1999 Royal Rumble.
(1999 Royal Rumble) January 24, 1999. Austin is Number 1 and McMahon entered Number 2. Both men went at it. As McMahons plan was to not have Austin win the RR and go onto WrestleMania. Austin and McMahon would be the last two in the ring after some crazy stuff happened. Where both were barely even in the match. Austin was distracted by The Rock which gave McMahon the chance to eliminate Austin. The Wresting World was stunned that McMahon had won.
(St. Valentine's Day Massacre) February 14, 1999. Austin vs. McMahon in a Steel Cage match. If Austin wins he gets to headline Wrestlemania XV. The match was very short. McMahon took a brutal bump but continued the match. Austin picked up the win by being thrown into the cage. By the debut of BIG SHOW. The cage gave way and Austin won the match.
(WrestleMania XV) March 28, 1999. Austin finally got his chance. He would face The Rock for the championship belt. It took Austin 6 months in getting his title back and he did. By defeating The Rock and winning the title.
To me it was one of the best storylines. Because we saw everyones favorite face. Trying to get back what he wanted. Which he succeed in doing so. In the land of WWE today. There is not that much excitement and build up toward anything.
The Attitude Era was and always will be entertaining.