This is slightly OT but can't help. I've asked this before and none of the Austin fans have given any satisfactory answer to my question that if Austin missing WWF for straight 11 months gave WWF it's peak PPV buys, ratings and overall business then how come his heel turn cool off the business(since he was pretty much present)?I love Austin, but the his turn at WM 17 started the downswing in wresting. It was all down hill from there.
The truth is Two Man Power Trip sucked, Austin's heel turn sucked, WWF's business sucked because they lost the biggest drawing card of all time to Hollywood. Rock came back but everyone knew it's only a matter of time. He also bumped the business but couldn't sustain because the fad was over and WWF didn't give fans what they wanted(face Rocky taking revenge against Austin).