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Since: 17.6.02
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#1 Posted on
Recently, a lot of the RAW Moments I've seen have a lot to do with Mr. McMahon's constant feud with Stone Cold. Does this have anything to do with Austin's alleged "return at the Royal Rumble," or did Stone Cold really have that big of an influence in the late '90s?





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Since: 21.6.02
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#2 Posted on
You're just not in touch with the WWE target demographic. You see, anyone who watches WWE cannot remember what happened two weeks ago. Therefore Stone Cold Steve Austin must be shown and talked about at least five times every Raw until he returns for any fan to remember who he is. Duh.
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Since: 2.11.02
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#3 Posted on
Austin had a huge effect on the WWF when he first came back into it. His feud with Vince was arguably one of the best ever done so in that sense they aren't overdoing it.

On the other hand they're clearly trying to at least tease his return for a cheap ratings boost so in that sense they are. All clear now?



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Since: 12.10.02
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#4 Posted on
It's a good way to generate some buzz without saying that he's coming back. When Vince was on his game, one of his biggest rules was to never tease someone that you're not going to deliver.
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#5 Posted on
1) Yes, Austin was that important in helping WWF/E going from one foot in the grave to putting WCW out of business.
2) I think they are trying to accomplish 2 things with these clips: 1. Remind the fans of Austin, and possibly start word of mouth that he is returning soon. 2. They are seeing the type of reaction he gets. If his clips get boo'ed out of the arena and their are complaints being received about showing a wifebeater on programming, it might change whether or not to bring Austin back. Since their has been no major adverse reaction, it appears that bringing Austin back won't turn into a PR nightmare.



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Since: 12.10.02
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#6 Posted on
How does good or bad PR ever affect WWE? The only thing it might affect is the sponsors but if they didn't leave over necrophillia, they're not leaving over a guy whose record will be cleared in a year.

(edited by fuelinjected on 10.12.02 1636)
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Since: 18.5.02

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#7 Posted on
It's widely-accepted as fact that Jimmy Snuka murdered his girlfriend sometime in the early-80's. There will be no problem putting Austin back on WWE TV. I'm not comparing the two really.

OMG, I just realized how much Snuka is like OJ Simpson. Scary...
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Since: 31.5.02
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#8 Posted on
Uh, what's this about Snuka, did I miss something? I never heard that before.
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#9 Posted on
He killed her with a squeegee in a motel shower in Cuba. Sad, sad stuff.




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Since: 12.1.02
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
I hate to say this in a thread originally about Austin, but...

WHAT?

When did that happen?



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Since: 17.6.02
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#11 Posted on
More importantly, how do you kill someone with a friggin' squeegee?!





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Since: 2.1.02
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#12 Posted on
Ask Sid.





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#13 Posted on

    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    Ask Sid.








But make sure he's not playing softball with squirrels using safety scissors at the time.



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Since: 23.5.02
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#14 Posted on
Scott Keith or somebody else did a big series of articles on the whole Snuka-murder thing. I'm sure it's archived somewhere on some site...not sure which one though.



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