Five famous words in WWE history

What?

Name the shortest and most aggravating taunt in WWE history.

“What?”

Name the shortest and most aggravating taunt in WWE history.

“What?”

Name the … oh, never mind. Besides, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin wasn’t asking his rivals to repeat themselves when the WWE Hall of Famer adopted “What?” into his verbal arsenal during summer 2001. Austin employed his one-word retort to antagonize the Superstars who remained loyal to WWE during The Invasion, but his newest weapon spread through the WWE Universe like a wildfire.

Austin, who came up with the quip after uttering it several times in a rambling voice mail message to fellow Superstar Christian, used “What?” to get under his rival’s skin. Unfortunately, capacity crowds around the world repurposed it in a call-and-answer fashion to challenge anyone who dared to speak publicly from the ring. To this day, the word represents the battle cry of a hostile audience against any Superstar who struggles to curry their favor.