Originally Posted by THE MIGHTY KRANG
Call me CRAZY, but am I the only one who thought that Austin had a better 1997 than HBK? Austin was just unstoppable from January until August, then even when he was out injured he was still the most over guy in the company.
I'll agree with you on that one, most definitely.
Royal Rumble win
Feud with Bret Hart and the Hart Foundation
***** Wrestlemania 13 match
Slow build as a true main eventer, not just throwing the title on him when they easily could have.
Canadian Stampede Main Event.
Intercontinental title win.
Planting the seeds for one of the greatest feuds of all time between him and Rock.
It was a great year for him, back when the WWE knew how to build superstars up and not just throw them into the main event. I mean after the Rumble, the growing popularity and the ***** match between him and Bret at Mania, they could have quite easily gave him the belt but they slowly built him up, gave him the Intercontinental belt when it meant something and then 1998 it blew up.