10 Times You SERIOUSLY Should Have Asked WWE For Refunds

10. Survivor Series 1999


'Card subject to change' is, of course, the caveat with which WWE secures itself from doling out refunds. This was an altogether more bullsh*t bending of the rules, in that the impromptu change to the main event was not in any way enforced; the company knew in advance that Steve Austin was not physically capable of competing, but used his drawing power to sell the event regardless.

Vince McMahon knew full well that Austin was days away from surgery, and he knew full well that The Big Show was a woefully inadequate replacement. A year prior to his demotion to Ohio Valley Wrestling, The Big Show was crowned WWF Heavyweight Champion (!) in a dire replacement for what was, infuriatingly, an absolutely fascinating prospective first-time meeting between the three biggest stars of the Attitude Era. Even worse still, this was but the beginning of the deluge; in order to sell the swerve as the plan, Show won, and embarked on an abysmal reign with the gold, the most memorable moment of which saw Show ride his dead daddy's casket. To put into perspective this monstrosity of a decision, consider that, even in the Network Era, Vince replaced Roman Reigns with Kurt Angle's premature return at TLC 2017.

Or perhaps don't, for sanity's sake, because the implication is that Vince thinks Austin was more expendable.


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