The Story of Steve Austin's WWE Walkout

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Stone Cold Steve Austin is still one of the WWE's most beloved superstars. Austin was a box office smash, generating more revenue and drawing bigger numbers than any superstar before or after his WWF arrival while becoming incredibly popular with wrestling fans. In 2001 however, Austin felt his character needed a change.
Stone Cold turned heel after WrestleMania X7 and he also played a "bad guy" role during the WCW / ECW Invasion. The heel turn wasn't as succesful as Austin hoped, so he turned back into a "good guy" heading into 2002. After refusing to work with Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Austin had a WrestleMania match with Scott Hall and really... this is when the problems began.
Stone Cold Steve Austin wouldn't see eye-to-eye with the WWF / WWE creative team. After being booked to lose to Brock Lesnar in a King of the Ring qualifying match, Steve Austin decided to walk out of the company. The WWE stated that "Austin took his ball and went home" while Steve Austin would begin spiralling downwards after leaving the company.
This video looks at how "Stone Cold Steve Austin took his ball and went home", the whole Steve Austin walkout is covered in this upload. Topics covered include:
00:00 - Steve Austin enters 2002
03:03 - The WrestleMania X8 Scott Hall match
08:02 - Steve Austin at Backlash & Judgment Day 2002
10:50 - Austin goes public with his frustrations with creative
13:21 - Stone Cold walks out
16:57 - The WWE announces Austin's departure
22:39 - Austin returns in 2003
- Much More!
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Komente

  1. lone Starr
    lone Starr
    9 orë më parë

    Heel Austin was A TERRIBLE GOD AWEFUL IDEA

  2. Jussi Mattsen
    Jussi Mattsen
    Ditë më parë

    "Marital issues" Is that what he called beating his wife?

  3. SP RF8HA3663EW
    SP RF8HA3663EW
    3 ditë më parë

    Austin ended up being treated the same as Bret Hart before he left! Vince wanted to change direction and neither Austin or Hart could get on board with that!

  4. Todd Lancing
    Todd Lancing
    3 ditë më parë

    the popularity of the Stone Cold character to this day is proof the character did not need a turn, he could have rode that lightning for as long as his body was gonna let him.

  5. WillJM81280
    WillJM81280
    4 ditë më parë

    Vince pretending to have self-integrity. Now that’s funny.

  6. WillJM81280
    WillJM81280
    4 ditë më parë

    We’ll never know the details of Hogan/Austin, but we know that Hogan will lie about it.

  7. Michael Shuler
    Michael Shuler
    4 ditë më parë

    Sounds like Austin was an entitled brat.

  8. Mike Debrocky
    Mike Debrocky
    5 ditë më parë

    It's not my place to talk about it but I'm going to anyway. I love it.

  9. HooDie HuSSeiN
    HooDie HuSSeiN
    5 ditë më parë

    The stunner is the greatest finisher EVER!!!!!

  10. Jess Volina
    Jess Volina
    6 ditë më parë

    What was the song in the beginning?? Thank you in advance!!

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      Ditë më parë

      That was Hell Yeah by Me, produced by Wrestling Bios

  11. Ian Davis made in England
    Ian Davis made in England
    7 ditë më parë

    He started with his ball And left with is Balls, And that's the bottom line ...🖕

  12. Yayo Marley
    Yayo Marley
    7 ditë më parë

    Was that young buck at the beginning

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      Ditë më parë

      Naw, that was me R8ed R

  13. Shane O'Brien
    Shane O'Brien
    7 ditë më parë

    Austin vs Triple H at Wrestlemania 18 would have made a lot more sense

  14. Zeeshan Parvez
    Zeeshan Parvez
    8 ditë më parë

    A true rattlesnake.

  15. John T. Campbell
    John T. Campbell
    8 ditë më parë

    They started treating Stone Cold like a regular mid-card guy when he should've been treated like 2012-2018 Brock Lesnar. It was a lot of factors that lead to Steve "taking his ball and going home."

  16. Leandar
    Leandar
    9 ditë më parë

    Austin had Hogan on his podcast and they admitted they should have met and they both regretted not just doing it.

  17. Anthony
    Anthony
    9 ditë më parë

    Lingering neck issues? I wonder why.

  18. Mukesh Dhimar
    Mukesh Dhimar
    9 ditë më parë

    It'd have just been so great if Brock took out Austin before the match started. Austin is making his way to the ring for the match and Brock attacks from behind and destroys Austin. That way Austin could have taken some time off. Brock could have gone on to dominate and even if it was a year later, Austin could have returned for revenge. That'd would have been insane.

  19. Sideshownicful
    Sideshownicful
    9 ditë më parë

    Very nice. Can you do a video of Austin's other walk out, when he was booked to lose against Coach in 2005?

  20. Nero Wynn
    Nero Wynn
    10 ditë më parë

    Stone Cold was right on this one. Him against Brock Lesnar was a pay-per-view tier style match, not unannounced tv. That's just inappropriate booking.

  21. eric carlton
    eric carlton
    10 ditë më parë

    Austin made WWE, Hogan made WWF. Karma is a bitch. Life comes full circle. Wrestling is dead

  22. Cappy 22
    Cappy 22
    10 ditë më parë

    If he hated the writing back then...I can just imagine what he thinks these days. Its horrible

  23. Curton6693
    Curton6693
    12 ditë më parë

    In my opinion, the character of Austin was meant for the Monday night War. Once they won, the company didn’t know what to do with him anymore. That’s no knock on him, it’s actually a compliment. Austin was above the complacent creative direction that has slowly infected WWE over the years

  24. 44 B
    44 B
    12 ditë më parë

    The HHH push was lame honestly

  25. Leroy Lawrence
    Leroy Lawrence
    12 ditë më parë

    How could McMahon talk about being screwed after what he did to Bret Hart!

  26. MegaStan316
    MegaStan316
    13 ditë më parë

    Austin should have been the undisputed champ before Jericho he could have dropped it to him after and to be fair to Steve I get it about the Brock thing he was new and it should of been further down the line that Steve put him over

  27. Just Vibin'
    Just Vibin'
    14 ditë më parë

    Dope intro

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      11 ditë më parë

      Thanks 💪🏾💪🏾

  28. Brendan
    Brendan
    14 ditë më parë

    Austin and The Rock were amazing and helped the WWE hit the peak it did

  29. thehappynot
    thehappynot
    14 ditë më parë

    Austin vs. Goldberg should of happened at Mania 18

    1. Attie Pollard
      Attie Pollard
      13 ditë më parë

      Goldberg was not about to leave easy money behind you're still at work.

  30. Tollah Tv ferkah
    Tollah Tv ferkah
    15 ditë më parë

    It's crazy how much stone cold and the rock achieved in just 5 years.

  31. James Edward
    James Edward
    15 ditë më parë

    Hogan stuck around about 10-15 yrs too long. I think he'd be much more revered if he only made occasional interview appearances or did commentary after the early 90s. I don't blame Austin for turning down that 2002 match with a washed up, almost 50yr old Hogan. Hogan will forever live in the past.

  32. canag0d
    canag0d
    15 ditë më parë

    Austin, Rock, Nash, Hall, Undertaker, Kane, Y2J, HHH, Chyna, Ric Flair, Guerrero, The Giant, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Shano MAC, Brock Lesnar, Hogan, Mick Foley... I am sure I’m still missing a tonne of guys. Jesus that’s a roster! Probably too many guys.

  33. Tom Carton
    Tom Carton
    16 ditë më parë

    I love stonecold steve austin and if I wasin his situation I would have done the exact same thing.

  34. Caleb Janus
    Caleb Janus
    17 ditë më parë

    Austin was right. Those stories were sucking ass around that time. Once WCW came over everything that was built up for years was thrown into chaos.

  35. themadrapper101
    themadrapper101
    17 ditë më parë

    I stood behind and respected Austins decision to walk out.. Nobody barely knew Brock at the time. He was a new kid.

  36. TheMYERSFAN25
    TheMYERSFAN25
    18 ditë më parë

    I heard about the walkout when it first happened. I understand Steve Austin's frustration, but here is my solution: he should have sat down with Vince McMahon and tried to reach an agreement. If he couldn't reach one, then, and only then, would be the time for him to leave.

  37. Pastel
    Pastel
    18 ditë më parë

    JIM ROSS IS A SAINT AND WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE HIM

  38. rateyellow3
    rateyellow3
    19 ditë më parë

    Ay yo

  39. Darnell Darden
    Darnell Darden
    19 ditë më parë

    Vince: Steve how bout a Wrestlemania Match wit Hogan Austin: That doesn’t work for me brother

  40. Theophrastus Bombastus
    Theophrastus Bombastus
    19 ditë më parë

    18:47 Oh, I'm sorry petal. Did somebody do you over? _Do unto others_

  41. Argo G fly
    Argo G fly
    19 ditë më parë

    alfirst.info/load/iqGkeYrSkMSae5s/video

  42. hothotheat3000
    hothotheat3000
    20 ditë më parë

    The attempts to bury Austin after he left felt like an ex who trashed you after a breakup, but they’re doing it to mask their hurt and humiliation over you leaving. WWE is incredibly petty and vindictive when it comes to talent leaving the company.

  43. Og gamer
    Og gamer
    20 ditë më parë

    Oh Hell Yeah

  44. Timothy Weaver
    Timothy Weaver
    20 ditë më parë

    I can’t understand what the hell your saying. Do you have peanut butter stuck on the roof of your mouth?

  45. lulu belle
    lulu belle
    20 ditë më parë

    Biggest what if of wrestling is what if stone colds neck didnt get brokw

  46. lulu belle
    lulu belle
    20 ditë më parë

    Steve made f.u money and said f u

  47. Maduranga Vidarshana
    Maduranga Vidarshana
    22 ditë më parë

    You deserve 1M Subs!

  48. Robert Ortiz
    Robert Ortiz
    22 ditë më parë

    Stone Cold Rap Beat ❤

  49. Ghostface
    Ghostface
    22 ditë më parë

    Austin is my G.O.A.T. and he had a lot of good points against WWE Creative but him not putting Brock over was kinda shitty. I mean not all matches need to have a build,sometimes an out of nowhere win can get a big pop.

  50. duke walker
    duke walker
    22 ditë më parë

    Creative writers screw Austin

  51. Kyle Magley
    Kyle Magley
    22 ditë më parë

    this is around when i stopped watching. hogan, flair, hall and nash had no place being in the ring. austin wasn't austin anymore

  52. Stuart Damien
    Stuart Damien
    23 ditë më parë

    P!ssed me off how badly they treated Austin, the man had carried the company throughout the late 90's the same way & more than Hogan did in the late 80's & early 90's. They wanted Steve Austin to basically job to Brock when he was still mostly green. With zero build up or anything just a throw away match with their biggest ever draw being the sacrificial lamb to the new blood just because of Vince's fetish for roided up meatheads

  53. Mary Lawrence
    Mary Lawrence
    24 ditë më parë

    Vince is full of it . If Austin would had stayed at the arena that night no way Vince would compromise with him. It's his way or nothing and Austin knew it.

  54. Von Armagedda
    Von Armagedda
    25 ditë më parë

    Vince sellling the stunner: Falls on his ass and dies Scott selling the stunner: *BOING*

  55. theSANDMAN366
    theSANDMAN366
    25 ditë më parë

    This was the first heartbreak I ever suffered when Stone Cold left💔😢

  56. Miesha I choked my friend Holly unconscious Tate!
    Miesha I choked my friend Holly unconscious Tate!
    25 ditë më parë

    Feel like WWE is doing the same thing to Lacey Evans right now not using her right creative team what a joke

  57. Fred Miller
    Fred Miller
    25 ditë më parë

    How can Austin be mad when he turned down the match with Hulk

  58. thebigmarvinski
    thebigmarvinski
    25 ditë më parë

    Austin was right to walk out, Austin and Brock should been a marquee match, but this was booked as a last min match. He was happy to put Brock over

  59. J.R. Adams
    J.R. Adams
    26 ditë më parë

    I wonder how does he feel about creative today...

  60. Sohail iqbal
    Sohail iqbal
    26 ditë më parë

    HOGAN HOGAN HOGAN YOU GOT ANSWER BRET WENT THOUGH IT STEVE AS WELL

  61. Beckham LaPenna
    Beckham LaPenna
    26 ditë më parë

    I would Admit I would do the same thing. Invasion sucked everyone sucked since mid-ish 01 They lost there big producers

  62. theman2k7
    theman2k7
    27 ditë më parë

    Random comment but has anyone just stopped liking Shawn Michaels? I use to love that guy but over the years ALfirst and documentaries made me indifferent

  63. Bill Turner
    Bill Turner
    28 ditë më parë

    I heard it had something to do with his rivalry with Booker T.

  64. Саша
    Саша
    28 ditë më parë

    Any match in 2002 even dark match between jobbers is bigger than the whole year of current wwe

  65. Саша
    Саша
    28 ditë më parë

    Austin was in the shadow of greatest of all time like hogan nwo angle the undertaker jericho triple h lesnar etc. Wwe was at its peak in 2002 and 2003 when they had biggest names and best storylines so austin was jelarius that he isn't the number one anymore I think

  66. Mitzi carpenter
    Mitzi carpenter
    28 ditë më parë

    I was watching that night I remember we didn't know exactly what was happening was it scripted was he serious it was crazy

  67. Dillon Haggett
    Dillon Haggett
    29 ditë më parë

    That Taker vs Austin match at Backlash sucked

  68. Gussys Video Game Videos
    Gussys Video Game Videos
    29 ditë më parë

    The music doesnt go with this it's so cringe

  69. Sierra Edmonds
    Sierra Edmonds
    29 ditë më parë

    Yo that intro song actually hard af lmaoooo

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      28 ditë më parë

      Thank you

  70. vaadaenmacchi
    vaadaenmacchi
    29 ditë më parë

    I look forward to your videos more than anything else on ALfirst!

  71. Joel Hensley
    Joel Hensley
    Muaj më parë

    Austin was right though. The company was heading down the tubes

  72. E Loesch
    E Loesch
    Muaj më parë

    When I was younger I wanted to know who comes up with the scripts for these wrestlers. Austin could've cozied up to the screenwriters.

  73. jonathan Highsmith
    jonathan Highsmith
    Muaj më parë

    The song at the beginning

  74. Direct X
    Direct X
    Muaj më parë

    Worst stone cold intro song

  75. Kevin Roy
    Kevin Roy
    Muaj më parë

    Dude the beginning was fuckin incredible....you should make an entire video with that sweet song!

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      28 ditë më parë

      Here you go alfirst.info/load/e2iEY4nPjsllo6c/video

  76. Felix Vicioso
    Felix Vicioso
    Muaj më parë

    alfirst.info/load/bHmRlIqwl7FypnU/video

  77. Um_Zito
    Um_Zito
    Muaj më parë

    I might have been in the minority here, but I was already over the whole Austin character by this point in time. His popularity was not what it was during 98-99 and There was no where else for him to go or do at this point but get talent over if anything.

    1. BigBlackBloodyDaddy
      BigBlackBloodyDaddy
      19 ditë më parë

      That's what i said, Austins character is 1 note as hell He wasnt even over like he once was and he was broken down

    2. Attie Pollard
      Attie Pollard
      Muaj më parë

      I think I was that same way but halfway about the Austin character. Plus looking back on it I blame Vince for not telling Austin to take some time off and get his personal life together. Plus I think we got to ask ourselves was we even paying attention to wrestling during this time because our attention was someplace else like mixed martial arts and sports.

  78. Maple Patriot
    Maple Patriot
    Muaj më parë

    Not to mention he spent 2 years doing nothing but fighting Vince McMahon. After the Owen heart piledriver Austin was all legend and little substance.

  79. azapro911
    azapro911
    Muaj më parë

    Austin's 2002 storylines weren't all that good, but I don't think anything could have prevented his walkout, it's clear his life was in a mess that he had to get sorted out.

  80. Fredfred Burger
    Fredfred Burger
    Muaj më parë

    Dear God stop the rap music. Rap musicians should be mass murdered and tortured to death.

    1. Attie Pollard
      Attie Pollard
      Muaj më parë

      Unfortunately it's the change of the times my friend

  81. bad fish
    bad fish
    Muaj më parë

    These themes for the beginning of the videos are on point.

  82. praise his magus
    praise his magus
    Muaj më parë

    I'm sorry those Rhymes were whacked at the beginning

  83. Emman Cua
    Emman Cua
    Muaj më parë

    Yeah it was the right thing to do for steve personally. I mean I get it its your job but if it really affected your personal life get a breather. Plus the nagging injuries didnt help either.

    1. Attie Pollard
      Attie Pollard
      Muaj më parë

      If only Vince sent the writing on the wall about Steve's personal life he would have forced him into semi-retirement. Plus we got to understand that from the fan perspective was we even interested in wrestling in 2002? I mean after the Monday night wars had ended and The invasion storyline there was nothing interesting that we liked from wwe and I believe the fan base attention was someplace else like MMA and sports

  84. KJ Pierson
    KJ Pierson
    Muaj më parë

    You can guarantee that anything Bruce said was written and preapproved by Vince.

    1. KJ Pierson
      KJ Pierson
      Muaj më parë

      @Attie Pollard Never said it wasn't true, just saying that I'm sure he crawled out Vince's asshole first to ask if it was okay to say it publicly :P

    2. Attie Pollard
      Attie Pollard
      Muaj më parë

      I'm going to believe Bruce prichard on this one because Stone Cold Steve Austin's behavior does match what he was saying

  85. David Gerstein
    David Gerstein
    Muaj më parë

    Both Austin and creative dropped the ball in 2002. 1. Austin's character was staler than week old out of the bag bread at this point. He was basically a toned down version of his 98-99 self. His heel run from X7 to Invasion had its flaws, but it was a breath of fresh air. 2. Injuries. Austin was noticeably slowing down at this point and just didn't have the energy Rock brought. 3. Austin acted like a spoiled brat. I can understand his criticisms towards creative, but refusing to work with Hogan in a dream match we've waited years for was a huge mistake for his career and let a lot of fans down.

  86. Jonathon Taylor
    Jonathon Taylor
    Muaj më parë

    I would like to see 1 more match Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Cowboy James storm battle of the beer drinkin. I'm fans of both of them it would be a great match between them both. If I had to choose between both of them It would be hard for me. #causestonecoldsaidso #Sorryaboutyourdamnluck

  87. Jonathon Taylor
    Jonathon Taylor
    Muaj më parë

    I remember when stone cold Steve Austin walked out and I was glad when he came back.

    1. Attie Pollard
      Attie Pollard
      Muaj më parë

      Even when he walked out was we all shocked about it or did we just lose interest was like okay we somewhat care but we don't care that much?

  88. jeff10455
    jeff10455
    Muaj më parë

    That song was fire 🔥

  89. TTB Network
    TTB Network
    Muaj më parë

    Okay wrestling bios yall have come along way. I loved the rap intro next time tag the rapper - HELL YEAH

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      28 ditë më parë

      He tagged me in the description

  90. Anthony McCall
    Anthony McCall
    Muaj më parë

    Bars at the end of the video

  91. Derrick Ringgold
    Derrick Ringgold
    Muaj më parë

    Rock said, Austin can take his ball and go home. Then the rock took his ball and went to Hollywood

    1. Attie Pollard
      Attie Pollard
      Muaj më parë

      May have been hypocritical of rock to say that but don't you think the rock was kind of repeating the same opinions in the locker room about if you don't want to be in this company to get the hell out?

  92. Thomas Johnson
    Thomas Johnson
    Muaj më parë

    Like the heel turn, but not acting like your usual coward heel

  93. Pedro Gomes
    Pedro Gomes
    Muaj më parë

    Garbage creative for 1 and a half year will do that

  94. esawko
    esawko
    Muaj më parë

    I remember the first Wrestling show I went to was Raw in Oakland CA and the Rock had a surprise return cause Austin “took his ball and went home”

    1. esawko
      esawko
      Muaj më parë

      Posted this before I watched the whole thing you covered it.... brought back memories from when I was a kid lol

  95. ed c
    ed c
    Muaj më parë

    Debra was the first mature woman I loved

  96. Jacob Shorr
    Jacob Shorr
    Muaj më parë

    Forgot how in shape Scott Hall was still at this time.

  97. The Wax
    The Wax
    Muaj më parë

    I hate wcw . And stone cold kind of carried the company.during the Monday night wars .when I watched wrestling.you had one or the other. Austin felt like he got stabbed in the back when they were getting all the work

    1. Attie Pollard
      Attie Pollard
      Muaj më parë

      Question do you feel that in 2002 when it came to WWE that our interest was someplace else in the sports and entertainment world like football and MMA? That was the reason for the ratings to drop?

  98. Phil D
    Phil D
    Muaj më parë

    On paper Stone Cold vs Scott Hall sounds like a instant classic. But Nope.

  99. Keith B
    Keith B
    Muaj më parë

    Would love to see Austin do some work for WWE in creative. Think he would be really good.

  100. Lamont L. Belton
    Lamont L. Belton
    Muaj më parë

    Give my man a sub for that intro. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      Muaj më parë

      Thanks man!! I hope some more people do the same lol