Stone Cold Steve Austin reminisces about a pivotal moment in his wrestling career when he faced off against The Undertaker. During the match, Austin experienced an unintentional headbutt from The Undertaker, which caused him to lose consciousness momentarily.
During an episode of The Steve Austin Show podcast, Stone Cold Steve Austin told the story of when he faced The Undertaker at the 1998 SummerSlam pay-per-view and how a spot went awry, causing Austin to get knocked out. Austin stated:
We were out there trying to work our ass off, and prior to that match, I’m not the toughest guy in the world, but I’ve never been knocked out in my life. And part of the match, I hit the ropes, Undertaker goes for a backdrop, I kick him in his chest, he’s going to straighten up and no-sell it, and when he does, the back of his big ass head hits me right under the chin. And, boom! Knockout blow. He flashed me. I went down on the mat. I was knocked out. I was only knocked out [for] maybe two [or] three seconds.
Despite the setback, Stone Cold Steve Austin quickly regained his composure and continued the match. However, he admitted that he has little recollection of the remainder of the bout, except for a remarkable moment when The Undertaker executed a daring leg drop from the top turnbuckle.
From that point on, I don’t remember the rest of that match! I remember lying on the table. I remember Taker getting on the top turnbuckle and dropping that leg. And I’m thinking, ‘We kind of talked about it. I don’t know if he’s going to do it or not, but I was going to stay there anyway because that’s what you do.
What Was The Loudest Pop Stone Cold Steve Austin Ever Received?
Stone Cold Steve Austin spoke about the time he helped Mankind win his first WWE Championship and how the pop he received from that moment was the loudest of his career. Austin said that the pop was so huge due to the hard work all the other performers put into the match prior to his arrival in the ring.
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