If Austin hadn't suffered the injuries that he did, do you think that he would still be wrestling today? It seemed that the only reason he left was because of his injuries; Austin seemed to genuinely enjoy what he was doing and there was still some mileage in him when he retired. If he had been well enough to continue in 2003, what do you think the rest of his career would have looked like? Do you think he would have been a main event superstar even now?
Although he was still hugely popular, his star position in WWE during 2002 was cut down significantly. He didn't main event Wrestlemania 18 (or even feature in the top couple of matches) and was treading water in feuds with Flair and Big Show. Do you think that this is a sign that WWE were tiring of him, or running out of ideas? The Attitude era was on its way out at this point and a new generation of superstars were getting pushed to the top, so what role would Austin have played? It seems that they didn't really know what to do with him in 2002, so how would the rest of his career played out?
I'd like to think that if he'd been well enough we may have got some dream matches from him 2003 - 2004; he'd have put Lesnar over at some point in a big money match, fought Goldberg and maybe even wrestled Hogan.