According to WWE itself, the rivalry between The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin is the greatest of all time. During their decade-long WWE/WWF careers, both the wrestlers have worked together in plenty of storylines, but their WrestleMania storylines remain the greatest. The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin are the only two superstars how have headlined WrestleMania thrice together. Their WrestleMania matches were so epic that they are still hailed as of the best.
However, their first WrestleMania match (WrestleMania 15) was special for many reasons. Stone Cold Steve Austin had returned to WWE after breaking his neck almost a year ago and The Rock was the face of WWE in his absence. Their WrestleMania 15 match was so incredible that it got 5 stars from most wrestling critics and it made Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Rock household names.
Recently, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson remembered a memorable segment which WWE did to hype up the match between him and Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 15. During the segment, Stone Cold Steve Austin brought in a water tanker filled with beer and gave a beer bath to The Corporation which included The Rock, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and others. According to The Rock, the segment was prepared while keeping Stone Cold Steve Austin’s health in mind.
The Rock said that Stone Cold Steve Austin had just returned from a severe neck injury and WWE didn’t want anything to happen to him. So, the WWE decided to keep the beer bath segment which developed the already bada** character of Stone Cold Steve Austin and hyped up WrestleMania 15 at the same time. The Rock said after the night, everyone was entertained and WWE got what it wanted.
My tough SOB brother @steveaustinBSR was operating here with a legit broken neck so we had to be creative with keeping our physicality to a minimum until our big WrestlemMania match.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 22, 2019
The result was one of the most entertaining segments to ever take place on LIVE TV. 🍻🔥 https://t.co/oiSdm0MIOI