WWE reportedly had discussions about pairing Sable with a WWE Hall of Famer.
At the height of the WWE Attitude Era, two of the most popular figures in the company were Stone Cold Steve Austin and Sable.
On the latest episode of “Something to Wrestle” podcast, Bruce Prichard discussed 1998 for WWE and how revenue had never been higher for the company.
Touching on a considered pairing of Austin and Sable, Prichard said:
“Everything that we were touching during this period was turning to gold. Stone Cold Steve Austin was absolutely on fire. Everything was on fire.”
Despite everything clicking with Austin at the time, he did not want to be paired with the ultra popular Sable. Prichard stated:
“We were on the explosion end of things, and man, we still had way out there to go.”
Recalling that Sable at the time had been modeling with Austin 3:16 shirts, Prichard said:
“I wouldn’t say consideration, I would say discussion, yeah. Steve wasn’t really crazy about doing it, didn’t feel he needed it. And the concern was one of I think that it would’ve hurt Steve,”
Prichard also noted that Austin was badass enough on his own and didn’t need the pairing at the height of his popularity.
Here are results from the May 15 episode of WWE Raw:
Shinsuke Nakamura def. The Miz
It was announced Liv Morgan had suffered an injury and the scheduled Women’s Tag Team Championship match was cancelled
Mustafa Ali won a battle royal to become #1 contender for Gunther’s Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions
Becky Lynch returned and cut a promo on Trish Stratus, challenging her to a match at Night of Champions
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
As JD McDonagh left the arena after an interview, there was a tease of Finn Balor scouting him to recruit him for Judgment Day
Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer) def. two jobbers
Cody Rhodes promo on Brock Lesnar ahead of their Night of Champions match
Raquel Rodriguez def. Chelsea Green
Judgment Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn after interference from Imperium, which had been instigated by Paul Heyman doing deals with Judgment Day and Imperium earlier in the night
Transcription via Wrestling Inc.
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