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post #51 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 02:11 PM
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Re: Stone Cold's 2001 heel run

He got booed every week.

I dunno where that myth of him not getting heat has come from.


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post #52 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 03:12 PM
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Re: Stone Cold's 2001 heel run

Hated it. From the jump - it was cool. Triple H and Austin together as the Two Man Power Trip really was refreshing. Two heated rivals joining together for evil. But then they started having Austin compete with Trips with who "loved" Vince more. And then after Trips went down/the InVasion started? Fagetta'boutit. Clown ass shit that was to me; Austin acting like a fucking moron - and as a Austin kid who grew up marking the fuck out for the dude I really was just like "what a fool he is for actually doing this shit" BUT HEY.. that's the WWF/E, that's WCW, that's TNA... mainstream wrasslin' is really fucking corny at times.
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post #53 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 06:31 PM
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Re: Stone Cold's 2001 heel run

I was pretty neutral towards Austin previously but his heel turn made me a fan. I freaking LOVED heel Austin. The stuff with Vince and Kurt was simply amazing.

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post #54 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 02:19 PM
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Re: Stone Cold's 2001 heel run

Many fans see Austin turning heel and joining with Vince as the end of the attitude era. I think it worked for a couple of months but having Austin (the main man for WWE during the monday night wars against WCW) leading WCW and ECW against WWE in the invastion storyline was a terrble idea.
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post #55 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 05:54 PM
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Re: Stone Cold's 2001 heel run

some of it was annoying but still enjoyable

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post #56 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 06:17 PM
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Re: Stone Cold's 2001 heel run

I'll break the whole heel run down quickly and simply,

The heel run for Stone Cold Steve Austin in 2001 was his greatest ever year in terms of match quality but completely killed his character and therefore WrestleMania 17 was effectively the end of his being the biggest star in the business. The matches he had with The Rock, Triple H, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho that year are legendary and among the best ever but the fans never really cared for match quality when it came to Stone Cold Steve Austin and very much more so his character.

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