19. The Undertaker Crucifies Steve Austin (December 7, 1998) Vince McMahon and the entire WWF courted a lot of controversy by effectively portraying crucifixion on live television. During the December 7 episode of Raw, Steve Austin was attached to The Undertaker's icon and raised into the air. The insinuation was clear and The Undertaker was now a darker and more infernal character than before. To try and sidestep all the complaints, the WWF claimed the item Austin had been tied to wasn't a cross, it was simply a 'symbol'. That didn't fool anybody.