Matt Hardy in contrast Stone Chilly Steve Austin’s recognition to Jeff Hardy when discussing his heel flip at WrestleMania 17.
For years, Austin turned probably the most fashionable stars in WWE on account of his legendary feud with Vince McMahon. Nonetheless, at WrestleMania 17, Austin aligned himself with Vince McMahon, permitting him to turn into the brand new WWF Champion.
This second turned probably the most historic moments in WWE historical past as a result of the Austin-McMahon rivalry was so epic that nobody noticed this new alliance coming.
Whereas many followers criticized WWE’s determination to show Austin’s heel, the rattlesnake was the one who pushed for his heel flip.
On a latest episode of The Excessive Lifetime of Matt Hardy, the present AEW star mentioned the controversial heel flip. He in contrast Stone Chilly Steve Austin to Jeff Hardy by way of how troublesome it’s to get warmth on them.
« I imply Steve was actually assured in himself and he thought he might make this factor work and I like that mentality, I just like the strategy of attempting one thing totally different and new. It’s a must to at all times change, you must at all times evolve, proper? Stone Chilly turned a personality that was so beloved, it was very laborious to get him booed and that was gonna be problematic throughout that. »
« I virtually, to me, it feels similar to Jeff Hardy. It might be laborious to make Jeff Hardy a full fledged heel as a result of he’s simply such a beloved character and other people join with him in a means that only a few folks do. Stone Chilly was that means too. » [H/T Fightful]
The Hardy Boyz have been introduced in to get some official warmth on Stone Chilly Steve Austin
WWE knew that it will be laborious to get some warmth on Steve Austin. Therefore, they determined that Austin and Triple H would have a mini-feud with The Hardy Boyz, probably the most beloved tag groups within the firm.
Throughout the identical podcast episode, Matt Hardy continued to clarify how he and Jeff Hardy have been introduced in to get some warmth on Stone Chilly Steve Austin.
« I do know he went out, and it was in Texas of all locations the place he’s completely placed on a pedestal, and he was getting cheered when he was beating The Rock’s ass after aligning with Mr. McMahon or no matter. They knew that was going to be problematic in order that they stated ‘How can we get some official warmth on this man?’ and he stated ‘Effectively, let’s name in these younger heartthrobs, the Hardy Boyz and Lita, Group Excessive.’ Let’s get some warmth on these guys. » [H/T Fightful]
The plan to pair Triple H with Austin in opposition to The Hardy Boyz labored momentarily because it helped the Rattlesnake get some warmth as a significant heel. Nonetheless, his heel flip is not fondly remembered by wrestling followers who most well-liked the previous WWE Champion as a child face.
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