Charlotte Flair was photographed stretching before her Friday confrontation with Ronda Rousey on Smackdown.
Flair vs. Rousey could be the next great WWE feud like The Rock vs. Steve Austin. WWE Hall Of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin’s feud with The Rock has gone down in history as one of the most iconic feuds in all of professional wrestling. Their feud ended at WrestleMania 19 in 2003, which was Steve Austin’s final match as an in-ring competitor. It was the third match at WrestleMania in their feud. Steve Austin and The Rock Smackdown return also leaked previously.
The WWE Hall Of Famer infamously walked out on WWE before the June 10, 2002 episode of Monday Night RAW. He was supposed to square off against Brock Lesnar, who was a rookie at that time, in a King of the Ring qualifying match. Stone Cold refused to lose to Brock Lesnar as he wanted his loss to have some meaning.
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin recently spoke during WWE’s latest rapid-fire Q&A session, where he revealed that he does regret refusing to lose to Brock Lesnar back in 2002.
“I disagreed with it [the match with Lesnar]. I never like to blow smoke up my a**, but guys like myself, like Hogan, and a few others, they don’t grow on trees. So you want to sacrifice what you’ve built up in me? And with no buildup? But that walk out was still total stupidity and hard-headedness on my part. I should have shown up, and that is my biggest regret in the business of pro wrestling.”
In the end, it was WWE Hall Of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley who would go on to lose to Brock Lesnar. Lesnar went on to win the whole King Of The Ring tournament that year and defeated The Rock for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. After that Lesnar’s dominance was more or less established.
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