It Came From YouTube: Steve Austin suffers a humiliating loss in WCW

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Crapper Little Louie P (The Doctor of Style) writes:

It was the mid-90s, and WCW had a hot young heel named Stunning Steve Austin. When US champ Ricky Steamboat was too hurt to wrestle him, they awarded him the title–but didn’t leave it at that. Instead, they brought out a man making his WCW debut and forced Austin into a match. Austin resisted, evidently afraid to wrestle him (?!). What followed was perhaps the silliest-looking squash, only seconds long.

Includes Tony Schiavone saying “the [insert superlative here] in the history of our sport!”

But look at it this way… If he hadn’t suffered the loss and been mad about how he was being booked, he might not have quit and gone to ECW and then on to WWE…

Sometimes things will work out even if you don’t think they will!

So thanks to WCW’s inept booking for helping to create one of the biggest wrestling stars in the business…

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7 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Steve Austin suffers a humiliating loss in WCW"
  1. Barronmore says:

    I still have a hard time reconciling Stunning Steve with Stone Cold Steve…and your right, without ECW i don’t think he’d have become one of the greatest talents of all time.

  2. Sean Bateman says:

    This is more embarrassing than Steve Austin losing to Savio Vega in a mask as the Caribbean Kid, Horowitz beating Hakushi or Trips losing to the Brawler combined

  3. The Doctor of Style says:

    Good point, Paul! I guess WCW indirectly turned him into a big draw for their competitor…

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Yeah, way to go WCW. heh. 🙂

    • Dave says:

      I always laugh when people saw this to bash WCW or another promotion. Steve Austin was over like hell in ECW so what did WWE do with him? They made him The Ringmaster and he went nowhere. Austin knew he wasn’t getting over so WWE gave him a bunch of new name to use like Otto Von Ruthless, Ice Dagger, Fang McFrost and Chilli McFreeze. Ugh. Austin gave over on himself cause WWE had no more clue with what to do with him than WCW did. WWE was going to waste him.

  4. Al Boondy says:

    “Sometimes things will work out even if you don’t think they will!”

    I’ve been telling myself that a lot lately …

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