It's moments like this I miss not knowing WWE is scripted!
He takes the show hostage, face commentators not approving of Austin, The Owner of the WWE is forced to come out, Pat Patterson is there with security. He is saying things like "your not going to fire me" "you do not want me to be the champion". I was 10 I just remembered watching this and thinking "holy shit this guy is the baddest mother f*cker, I've ever seen". I knew the in ring work/winner was pre determined but I honestly thought moments like this were real. Credit to SCSA also because none of this looked gimmicky in the slightest and I'm sure maybe some of the older fans asked themselves "is this guy been serious?"
Of course now I'm 24, I see it as great booking and a great era for wrestling. I just sometimes miss the "holy shit, this could be real" feeling I got as a kid.
Re: It's moments like this I miss not knowing WWE is scripted!
That really encapsulated the brilliance of Stone Cold. When he says he's going to beat your ass, you believe him because his delivery is so intense and real, then when he does strike, he basically potatoes people half the time because he could be pretty stiff so he had the best take on the realism side of things.