STEVE AUSTIN REFUSED TO DROP THE TITLE TO HIM AT SUMMERSLAM 1999
During 1999, the Triple H heel singles character was finally coming into it’s own. He was massively over as a heel and well on his way to becoming one of the best of all time. Everything seemed primed and ready for him to get a push with the WWE Championship The perfect scene was SummerSlam 1999. It was a Triple Threat Match with Jesse Ventura as the the special guest referee. Everything was perfect. The only issue was that Steve Austin who was champion didn’t want to drop the title to Triple H and instead lost it to Mankind. This may be the only time that Austin lost clean while at the top of the company. Luckily for Triple H, Mankind would drop the title to Triple H on Raw the next night.