Today marks the 20th anniversary of Steve Austin’s famous beer bath, one of the most memorable segments in the history of WWE television.
March 22nd, 1999 was the “go home” edition of Monday Night Raw before WrestleMania XV. The Attitude Era was in full swing and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin had his sights set on The Rock’s WWE Championship.
With The Rock aligned with The McMahon family and The Corporation, the odds were stacked against Austin. As we all know, people are most dangerous when they are cornered and their backs are against the wall. What unfolded was a moment fans are still talking about to this day.
With The Rock, Vince and Shane McMahon in the ring, Austin drove a Coors Light beer truck into the arena. He then hosed them down with beer in a scene so wild it has to be seen to be believed.
On Friday, The Rock reflected on the beer bath 20 years later. The Rock commended Austin for being his “tough SOB” brother, since Austin was dealing with a broken neck at the time. In order to limit their physicality until their match, they had to get creative on the road to WrestleMania.
As Rock put it, “The result was one of the most entertaining segments ever to take place on LIVE TV.”