Number 31: The N.W.O defeated The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin March 11, 2002
In WCW in summer 1996, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall formed The New World Order, a group that changed the landscape of sports-entertainment. At the same time in WWE, two Superstars, The Rock and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, began to captivate audiences, eventually drawing viewers away from WCW Nitro to watch Raw. No one could have ever imagined that the five aforementioned competitors would one day set foot inside the same ring.
On March 11, 2002, the WWE Universe witnessed history as five of the most influential ring warriors of the 1990s squared off in what can only be described as the ultimate WWE vs. WCW contest. Austin and The Rock battled the black-and-white-clad faction, ultimately losing to the trio. However, there was no denying the history witnessed that evening, including the first and only time Hulk Hogan and “Stone Cold” traded blows.