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It's kind of all downhill after Halftime Heat until the McMahon-Helmsley era starts.Yeah, I've said that parts of the Attitude Era don't hold up but that was mostly 1999 which, taken in a vacuum, was a big mess even though it's peak AE. It's been said on this board that Survivor Series '98 is the best thing Russo has ever done. Pretty hard to disagree with that.
Even though he was a longtime former employee, it's still mind blowing that WWF got a sitting Governor to participate in a storyline during their edgiest era.Jesse Ventura is a bright spot in 1999 that doesn't get brought up a lot. His participation in the product at the time was a big deal at the time and got them a lot of press (both good and bad). It wouldn't be a stretch to put him in a list of top guest refs ever.
It was to tell Vince how his firing of Austin was bullshit and invalid. This was the followup to the night-long angle where Austin was hunting Vince which climaxed in wet pants and "BANG 3:16." Austin stuffed some mystery documents into Vince's breast pocket, said it was important, and the show went off the air. Next week, Mills Lane (during his shot at the courtroom TV show days) said the documents saved Austin from being fired. Somehow.Anyone remember Mills Lane showing up on the Raw after Survivor Series '98 to confirm (in a court of law) that Austin was entitled to a title match? I think Lane even showed up in WCW around this time as well. Talk about something that doesn't hold up.
He was involved in that hysterically awful Buff Bagwell Vs Roddy Piper boxing match at BATB '99. Who'd think to do an edgy '90s update on the WrestleMania 2 boxing match? And how in the hell was it possible that they somehow made it even worse!?Anyone remember Mills Lane showing up on the Raw after Survivor Series '98 to confirm (in a court of law) that Austin was entitled to a title match? I think Lane even showed up in WCW around this time as well. Talk about something that doesn't hold up.
I was at the Raw where Foley got fired as commissioner. I only remember that and the only title change I've ever seen in person as the less-than-a-week team of Rock and Undertaker won the tag belts.Wonder if Foley still has that stack of magic contracts Linda gave him.
Easy, the Mean Street Posse. Come on, give us a hard one.Dredging up something else I don't want to think about but it's beyond odd that the three voices of reason who probably could've talked Benoit off the ledge were Big Bossman, Johnny Grunge, and Eddie Guerrero.
Name a more iconic trio...