WWE Hall of Famer 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin returned on Monday to kick off Raw inside Madison Square Garden, and he he left fans with yet another memorable moment that won't be forgotten about any time soon.
Austin was confronted by AJ Styles and The O.C. in the opening segment of the show. Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman then came out to fight them off, before the Universal Champion was attacked by Styles.
The Phenomenal One forgot to check behind him, as Austin hit him with the signature 'Stunner' finishing maneuver - which brought all the fans in MSG to their feet.
That was unquestionably the highlight of the night, but one former WWE commentator believes there was something lacking in the special segment here. That would be AEW announcer and senior advisor Jim Ross, who took to Twitter and shared his thoughts on the segment.
Something is missing, in my humble opinion. 🤠 https://t.co/kTiuxEj8Pz— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) September 10, 2019
Ross is most likely referencing his absence from Raw as the "missing" part of this segment, as pointed out by Harry Kettle of Ringside News. After all, Ross was the voice of Raw for all those years - and he was the one who called the vast majority of Austin's career (including all of those Stunners) during the Attitude Era.
Instead, long-time WWE commentator Michael Cole got the call on the Austin Stunner that we only get to witness every so often now. But with Ross signed with AEW, there's a high chance we'll never get to hear him call another Stone Cold Stunner again.
It was reported that Austin was brought back in order to help increase ticket sales for Raw. Ahead of yesterday's show, there were still plenty of tickets available. Even if the event didn't sell out, the WWE Universe was at least treated to another special and memorable Steve Austin moment.
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Ross has left the WWE twice under not-so-great circumstances twice, so it's no surprise that he wanted to get a fun little shot in here. There wasn't much harm in it, and it's another fun chapter as the intensity of the looming AEW-WWE war.