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Top 15 Things Fans Would Like to Forget About Stone Cold

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is widely regarded as both the biggest singles draw in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment and as the face of the early days of the “Attitude Era” that helped WWE get past and then defeat World Championship Wrestling in the professional wrestling war of the 1990s. Austin's feud with the Mr. McMahon character played by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was revolutionary for the company and the industry, so much so that the WWE, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and other organizations have repeatedly and unsuccessfully attempted to recreate the magic of the original angle.

It is easy to understand why the Austin character became as popular as it did during a time when wrestling fans wanted an edgier product. Austin was an “every man” who drank beer, cursed out his bosses and neither had nor required friends. Fans were able to live through the Stone Cold character that beat up his boss again and again without receiving any serious punishments. Even Austin's iconic theme song, which features the sound of glass shattering at the beginning, leads fans in attendance to leap to their feet because that sound usually means that something entertaining is about to occur.

As great as Austin has been for the wrestling business and the WWE, there remains plenty about Stone Cold that fans would like to forget. Some of that has to do with portions of his career that were not the most flattering to his characters or to the fans who adored Austin. Then, there are the outside-of-the-ring moments and accusations that should not be ignored or forgotten when discussing the legacy of one of the greatest wrestlers in WWE history. Austin has not always been the best of men, something that he would probably admit if he was being honest about himself and about portions of his past.

15 Stone Cold vs. CM Punk

14 Stone Cold's Last Match 

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13 Pillman's Got a Gun 

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12 Disturbed Entrance Theme 

11 The Cowardly Rattlesnake 

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10 Austin Stuns Women 

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9 Austin Attacking Lita

8 Austin Going Home 

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7 The Ringmaster 

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6 The Invasion 

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5 Hollywood & Vine 

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4 The Heel Turn 

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3 N-Bomb 

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2 What?!? 

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1 Domestic Violence Allegations 

It is no secret that Austin's ex-wife and former WWE personality Debra Marshall has, on multiple occasions, claimed that Austin got physical with her several times. Debra has also claimed that the WWE went out of the way to hide the abuse because the company wanted to product itself and the man who was such a massive draw for the organization. Those of us who weren't there do not know exactly what happened, but the incidents Debra has spoken about over the years are damning. Fans and also the WWE have done well to forget about all of this, because otherwise you wouldn't be seeing Stone Cold on shows such as Raw.

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