8 Wrestlers Steve Austin Refused To Lose Against

5. Scott Hall

All wrestling fans can agree, the WWE€™s version of the nWo was a sad, watered-down version of what was once so great in WCW. Hulk Hogan was still a huge draw, but Kevin Nash was soon injured (who€™d have thunk it?) and Scott Hall was still battling his demons. Mere months after debuting, Hogan would be a babyface, Hall would be gone, and Nash was left to bring in X-Pac, Big Show, Booker T and Shawn Michaels to keep the New World Order ticking over. Regardless, at WrestleMania X-8, there was talk of having Scott Hall beat Steve Austin in order to give the nWo a much-needed bit of credibility, and some have even said that a Hall win was planned as part of an nWo-driven brand extension. Austin, who has admitted that he wasn€™t in a great place at that moment in time, straight-up refused to lose to Hall at the Showcase of the Immortals. In hindsight, you can say that Austin was right to shoot down this idea, for the nWo would soon flitter out, although the Texas Rattlesnake would also soon walk out on the company, too, citing burnout and a lack of confidence in creative.
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