Austin was bigger than The Rock. But Rock makes it in Hollywood. Why was that? I remember first watching Walking Tall and thinking to myself, Austin would've made a much better Sheriff. He even used it as a gimmick in his final years. It's not because Rock was bigger than Austin, so lets nip that right in the bud straight away. Austin was without question only rivalled by Hogan.
Was it because of Austin 'taking his ball and going home' (As Undertaker put it)? Was it because he knocked the shit out of Debra?
What a noob. To deny Austin was bigger than The Rock in TAE - ultimate cookie cutter noob assertion.
I bet you started watching wrestling in 2009.
Who did people want out of WWF to wrestle Goldberg in a dream match? Austin.
Who did people want out of WWF to wrestler Hogan? Austin.
When did Rock start selling merchandise in earnest? When Austin left TV.
Austin is the second biggest wrestler of all time behind Hogan. Even the dumbest marks can admit this.