Originally Posted by Freeloader
Lot of misinformation here.
Hogan vs Austin was the originally slated match. Hogan and Austin couldn't agree how the match would flow (the match itself, not the outcome; Hogan had agreed to lose clean to either of them) so it got nixed and Rock stepped in and faced Hogan.
Do any of you people even care about facts? Steve was never the first choice to face Hulk, that is a indisputable fact. Steve was arranged to lose the undisputed title to Hunter at Wrestlemania x8 but turned it down then was slated to lose to Hall until he got the finish changed the day of Mania. Steve has said in many candid interviews he was only offered Hulk once he retired for a couple of years then turned it down.
People blow this whole "beef" they had way out of proportion. Hulk debuted in WCW July 94 while Steve left early 95, that means they spent less than 1 year together in WCW so how could Hulk bury him? Hulk did turn down an idea for Steve to be his step brother and thats probably why Steve made fun of Hulk in ECW but Steve has said many times he wanted to work with Hulk.