WOW! They really busted out Regal's "Man's Man" theme as a rib! That has to be one of the funniest things I've seen in weeks. I loved that Regal and Bryan both busted out laughing when it happened. And thankfully, the commentary went silent and let the moment play out. That's a surprising amount of restraint from Striker, who must have been DYING to jump in there.
If this company loved me, they'd give me Bryan/Regal every week.
There's another factor that may or may not have anything to do with Austin's departure: Hogan. If you look at the history between the two men, it's not hard to figure out that Austin probably isn't one of Hulk's biggest fans: