8 Wrestlers Steve Austin Refused To Lose Against

4. Triple H

There€™s several theories surrounding the main event of SummerSlam €™99. The match itself, officiated by Jesse Ventura, saw Mick Foley leave as the WWF Champion. Going into SummerSlam, Steve Austin held the gold, and it€™s believed by many that the plan of WWF higher-ups was for Austin to lose the belt to Triple H. In fact, Foley€™s addition to the match was largely down to Austin being in rough shape, with a triple threat bout meaning that there was less strain on the Bionic Redneck's battered body. Some quarters say that Austin thought Hunter wasn€™t yet ready to take the gold, but with the Texas Rattlesnake banged up, he needed to drop the WWF Title in case his injuries proved worse than thought. That€™s where Foley came in. Not only did a Mick Foley title win mean that Austin didn€™t have to lose to The Game, it also meant that Ventura could raise the hand of a babyface at the bout€™s conclusion. Regardless, WWF management got their wish the following night as Triple H defeated Foley to capture his first WWF Championship. Some agree with Austin, that Hunter wasn€™t ready to be WWF Champion at that time, and his run was a disappointing one, but luckily the two would feud and trade wins at various points over the following few years in some excellent battles.
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