Icon vs. Icon I like the fact you think you know everything. First the guys you claim were "fans" were insiders that worked for sports radio that are wrestling media people like Dave Meltzer. I also said the talk happened the same night Hogan/Rock happened as it was the post game show right after the event finished. It wasn't even made a big deal either as it was a passing comment.
Even Meltzer reported the original plan for Mania x8 was for Steve to drop the undisputed title to Hunter
Austin vs. Rock was going to happen at WM 18 first and I told you that there was even promotional pics taken with Austin and Rock with the Mayor of Toronto Mel Lastman in the middle of them. This was MONTHS before Hogan came back to the company. These promo pics were taken in the summer of 2001. I don't know what else to tell you, but to research that info and see for yourself.
Ive seen that picture of them two were Rock had on a brown suite while Steve had on a shirt and the title, it was just a picture for press. If they were suppose to meet again at Mania the news of it wouldve hit everywhere.
Does anyone know who was suppose to be the first undisputed champ if Hunter didnt get hurt? I heard it was suppose to be Hunter but then i wounder what he wouldve done at Mania x8?
Im far from an Austin mark, I'm simply telling what I heard.
Clearly your still upset about the whooping I gave you on the other thread. Here let me give you some advice, dont post things unless you have some proof to back it up. All you do is many wild claims then say you heard it somewhere and lose credibility .
Bottom line, its 3 sides to the story, Austins , Hogans and the truth and unless Rock or Vince speak on it, we'll never know the truth.
Everyone agrees that Steve was suppose to drop the title to Hunter. Now your trying to argue that you "think" WWE had planned Steve to that and face Hulk? So what was Rocky suppose to do? Nash can never keep his mouth shut and hes said many times it was always suppose to be Rocky/Hulk and the original finish was suppose to be Rocky going over then he and Hall going to take Rock out at the end of the match.
Why would Steve admit he was offered Hulk so many times after he retired but not at Mania x8? Why did Steve say in his dvd that he felt he needed to be the guy working with Hulk at Mania x8 if it was his decision supposedly why it didnt happen? People take this whole (Hulk didnt want to job to Steve) overboard when hes said many times he didnt care or expect to win he just wanted the match. Steve saw Rocky getting booed out the building and knew right then he would never let Hulk do that to him to save his pride.