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Re: Steve Austin without "Mr.McMahon," would he have enjoyed the same success?
Austin should worship Bret Hart & Vince McMahon(he already worships him. TRUE STORY) cuz they were the ones responsible for Austin's success the most.
And those saying Austin helped Rock become big
Rock snatched the torch from Austin in 1999 cuz Austin damn sure wasnt giving it to anybody
Rock's rivalry with HHH was what elevated both the guys, and then Rock's feud with Foley is what solidified him as a legit main eventer.
But most of all what elevated The Rock, was his endless charisma, his Attitude and his flawless in-ring psychology
The Rock turning heel and becoming a member of the corporation is what solidified him as second guy behind Austin and that was an extension of the Austin vs McMahon fued. Without Austin vs McMahon no Corporate Rock to win over the fans with that awesome character that eventually made him number two behind Austin. Take away that and his subsequent fued with Austin leading up to wrestlemania 15 and The Rock wouldn't of been nearly as successfull as he became. Go further back and the Austin vs Rock fued for the intercontinental championship and being second last in the ring with Austin at the 1998 royal rumble exposing The Rock to the WWF's top guy where would he of been without that exposure
Making him look like an genuine opponent to Stone Cold?