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Re: What had Austin not left in 2002?
Backlash 2002: Hollywood Hulk Hogan & Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Scott Hall & X-Pac
With Rock off to Hollywood, Austin steps in to be Hogan's partner against the nWo. The dream team is victorious, but Austin stuns Hogan afterwards.
Judgement Day 2002: Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Ric Flair
Austin faces his idol and boss, Naitch, after luring him out of retirement. Austin stuns Flair after the match, but nWo's Big Show lays him out too.
King of the Ring 2002: Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Eddie Guerrero in a KOTR Semifinal Match
After beating Show in a qualifying match, Stone Cold pins Latino Heat on PPV.
King of the Ring 2002: Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) def. Stone Cold Steve Austin in KOTR Final Match
Heyman's interference gets Brock the win, the crown and a SSlam title shot. Austin takes a break to heal up and sell Brock's huge win.
Summerslam 2002: Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Hollywood Hulk Hogan
Austin saves Hogan from a Lesnar attack after Vengeance, setting up a match between them. Both want to prove they're not has-beens. Austin wins as both men take breaks.
Survivor Series 2002: Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Brock Lesnar(c) (with Paul Heyman) to win the WWE Championship
With seemingly no worthy challengers available, GM Stephanie McMahon is able to bring Austin over to Smackdown, citing Eric Bischoff once again letting him go. Botched interference gifts Stone Cold another World Title.
Armageddon 2002: Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) def. Stone Cold Steve Austin(c) in a 3 Stages of Hell Match to win the WWE Championship
Tease of the strained client/agent relationship as Lesnar wins without Heyman.
No Way Out 2003: The Rock def. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Austin sits out the Rumble as he calls out Rock weekly to come back and face him after "walking out" for Hollywood starting at Raw's 10th Anniversary. Vince McMahon himself gets involved when Stone Cold accuses him of coddling The Great One in the buildup. Rock wins after interference from Eric Bischoff. Post-match sees Austin get a standing ovation from the crowd, teasing retirement.
WrestleMania XIX: Stone Cold Steve Austin def. Eric Bischoff in a Street Fight
After No Way Out, Austin's retirement speech is interrupted by Bischoff, who gloats. This ends up being a trap as Austin was allowed one more match at Mania by Mr. McMahon, and Bischoff is the opponent. Despite interference from Chief Morley and Lance Storm, Stone Cold prevails in his final outing.
"He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
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