Hulk Hogan Angered Steve Austin Backstage?

The New World Order(nWo) scripted one of the most iconic moments in the history of WWE when they made their debut in the company at No Way Out back in 2002. Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall finally headed to Vince McMahon’s company after a lot of hype but that did not sit well with Steve Austin and The Undertaker. On this week’s episode of “The Kurt Angle Show,” the WWE Hall of Famer confirmed that there was concern backstage amongst the talents over their arrivals.



Kurt Angle reveals Steve Austin and The Undertaker showed concerns with the debut

The former WCW stars were often noted to be involved in backstage tiffs and the WWE veterans like The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin wanted to maintain the decorum of the backstage area upon their arrival. Kurt Angle said:

“Well, I heard that Austin and Undertaker were concerned about nWo coming in, and I think because those two, The Undertaker and Austin, were the pillars of the company for the past six years,” said Kurt Angle. “I don’t think they wanted anybody coming in and messing up what they had built. So, I think that was one of the concerns that they had. But I’ll tell you what they did with the nWo.”

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was aware of the heat on the nWo members and he ensured that the promotion sent a solid statement to the trio when they were hired after WCW’s takeover. Angle recalled how the WWE Chairman kept Hogan, Nash, and Hall for an extended taping session that went on for a long time until the early hours of the morning:

“What Vince did that first night, he got them good,” Angle recalled. “He got the nWo good. You don’t know about this, Paul, but they had them do pre-tapes. They kept making them do it over and over again, and then they started shooting into the night, until 2 or 3 in the morning. Vince McMahon, I guess, cut them loose at around 4 in the morning. I guess it was just to show those guys, ‘Hey, you’re not going to mess around here. You’re going to take your sh** real serious.’ So, I was really surprised to hear that occurred, but I’m not surprised because Vince McMahon always gets the last word.”

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
A dedicated pro wrestling follower for more than a decade

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