Getting over in the mid-card
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Rebook the WrestleMania 13 main event if Shawn Michaels isn't injured
According to Bret Hart and it is very believable the original plan for WrestleMania 13 was to have the Shawn Michaels/Bret Hart rematch for the WWE title but both men have said they believe if it was to happen they were the one going over. Obviously if that match did happen then there would have never have been the classic Stone Cold Steve Austin/Bret Hart match at that PPV which begs the question of who would Stone Cold Steve Austin have faced and would he still have been turned face and gone on to have that great year build up towards being the top guy.
Even though i absolutely loved the build up towards WrestleMania 13 from late 1996 with the WWE title scene revolving around Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, The Undertaker, Sid Vicious, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vader it always seemed as if WrestleMania 13 was a pretty thrown together at the last minute PPV and WWE didn't know which way to go. I guess if i could rebook the main event i would go with Shawn Michaels/Bret Hart/Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Triple Threat for the WWE title as WWE had began doing Triple Threat matches a few weeks beforehand with Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart and Sid Vicious and ironically it was one of those Triple Threat matches in which Shawn Michaels injured his knee and had to forfeit the WWE title.
The feud between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bret Hart had become white hot heading into WrestleMania 13 and it would have been foolish to simply throw it away on Raw so i think they simply had to work with each other at WrestleMania 13 whilst Shawn Michaels would have still been WWE champion heading into WrestleMania 13 as well. The only thing i wouldn't be able to work out is who wins because Vince McMahon wanted to turn Bret Hart heel and Stone Cold Steve Austin babyface but Stone Cold Steve Austin wasn't ready to be WWE champion at that time whilst a heel had never walked out of WrestleMania as WWE champion so that would mean a Shawn Michaels win to send the fans home happy unless WWE went for a complete swerve and had Bret Hart turn heel to win the match.