10 major Monday Night Raw milestones

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June 01, 2012

3. “Stone Cold” stuns Mr. McMahon for the first time - Sept. 22, 1997

You'd be hard-pressed to pick a single Superstar who more epitomized the word "raw" than "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The Texas Rattlesnake's reckless, in-your-face escapades flew in the face of multiple authority figures on Raw, but it was his ongoing conflict with WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon that became must-see television week after week.

It all started in front of a fervent crowd at Madison Square Garden when Austin's frustration with WWE officials boiled over. After Mr. McMahon insisted that "Stone Cold" couldn't compete due to his neck injury, Austin responded the only way the toughest S.O.B. knows how: by giving the Chairman a "Stone Cold" Stunner for the ages, leading to The Texas Rattlesnake's arrest and triggering an unforgettable rivalry. Without that first unbelievable Stunner, viewers wouldn't have witnessed other indelible Raw moments such as Mr. McMahon getting smacked with a bedpan in the hospital or taking a beer bath with the rest of The Corporation. 

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