As we continue WrestleMania week, here is a match from WrestleMania X-Seven, arguably known as the best WrestleMania ever. This event was the second time that the WrestleMania main event featured The Rock and Steve Austin for the WWF Championship, WrestleMania X-7 is often noted as the end of The Attitude Era.
For me it would be the last Mania/WWF related program I would watch for 3 years. Seeing the show end with McMahon and Austin shaking hands and sharing beers, was over kill for me. I know its all part of the plan but it was a let down. I thought Austin going heel was great but it didnt last he’s an enigma, plus I had no interest in the whole invasion angle.
But WrestleMania X- Seven was a great send off for me. Once Vince McMahon then came to ringside to you knew there was some sort of shenanigans taking place. Like when The Rock tried to pin Austin after the People’s Elbow, McMahon pulled The Rock away.
Rock chased McMahon around the ring. After a stunner and a kick out by Rocky, McMahon handed Austin a steel chair you knew it was an Austin turned heel and the end of something special, wrestling at this time was larger than life. It didn’t get bigger than Rock Vs Austin.