Episode 31 - Highway to Hell: August '98

The Career of Stone Cold Steve Austin

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Episode 31 - Highway to Hell: August ‘98

This week Mike & JV are covering August of 1998. We have arrived on the Highway to Hell, and we will discuss the final build and showdown between Stone Cold & The Undertaker from Summerslam 1998.

Here is an episode breakdown of our discussion points & Audio Clips: (Network Timestamps Included)

  • RAW 273 - 08/17/98 -Audio: Stone Cold Steve Austin Promo (0:03:05 - 0:07:57)
  • RAW 273 - 08/17/98 - Austin/Undertaker Confrontation (01:27:18- 01:31:05)
  • RAW 273 - 08/17/98 - Side Notes
  • RAW 274 - 08/24/98 - Part I: Audio: McMahon, Undertaker & Kane Promo (0:04:37 - 0:08:04)
  • RAW 274 - 08/24/98 - Part II: Paul Bearer, Undertaker, Kane, McMahon (0:08:46- 0:13:00)
  • RAW 274 - 08/24/98 - Part III: Audio: Austin Promo (0:13:02 - 0:14:31)
  • RAW 274 - 08/24/98 - Mankind Promo (0:24:30 - 0:26:59)
  • RAW 274 - 08/24/98 - Match: Hell in A Cell Match - Kane vs. Mankind (0:42:20-0:52:37)
  • RAW 274 - 08/24/98 - Austin interference - Post Match Action - (0:52:38- 0:55:18)
  • RAW 274 - 08/24/98 - Audio: Undertaker Threat Promo (0:55:18- 0:56:38)
  • RAW 274 - 08/24/98 - Audio: Undertaker Promo (01:25:12- 01:27:16)
  • RAW 274 - 08/24/98 - Part II: Undertaker/McMahon “Friend or Foe” - (01:27:29 - 01:29:38)
  • RAW 274 - 08/24/98 - Side Notes
  • Heat 05 - 08/30/98 - Pre show Recap
  • Summerslam 98 - 08/30/98 - Audio: Austin Interview with Michael Cole (01:25:51- 01:25:23)
  • Summerslam 98 - 08/30/98 - Match: WWF World Championship Match: Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. The Undertaker (02:19:00 - 02:39:45)
  • Summerslam 98 - 08/30/98 - PPV Side Notes
  • House Show Rundown
  • “Oh Hell Yeah” Moment of the Week
  • “Oh Hell No” Moment of the Week
  • Next Week: Episode 32 - September ‘98 (9/5, 9/12, 9/14)
  • Podcast Plugs (Talking Taker & Booking the Territory: The Unprofessional Wrestling Podcast)
  • Social Media Plugs

Talking Taker: If you like what we do here with Stone Cold's career check out our “brother” podcast, "Talking Taker", Alex & Travis are "digging up" the career of the Undertaker. They are a ways in at this point, go back into their archives and explore the 90's run of the Deadman. They are currently into July 2002. This week they will be discussing Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle vs. The Rock from Vengeance 2002.

Booking the Territory: The Unprofessional Wrestling Podcast: My pal, Mike Mills, along with his hilarious & informative team of Doc Turner & Hardbody Harper break down episodes of NWA WCW Saturday Night from 85-87 and Smoky Mountain Wrestling from the start in 1992 and they are currently in 1994.

This week on the NWA WCW episode they will be covering the NWA WCW from 12/26/87. On the SMW Show they will be covering 10/01/94 Ep 140 episode

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