Steve Austin Timeline

Stone Cold Steve Austin
Steve Austin's Career Almost Ended at SummerSlam '97. Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images

Steve Austin is one of the most popular wrestlers in history.  He first came to national prominence wrestling in WCW before getting fired from that company while recuperating from an injury.  After a brief stint in ECW, Stone Cold Steve Austin turned the tide of the Monday Night War and became one of the faces of The Attitude Era.  A neck injury led to his career ending prematurely.   Listed below is every pay-per-view match (excluding battle royals in which he was not involved in the ending) and title change that he has been involved in.

Bolded items represent title victories while italicized items represent title losses.

1991

  • 6/3 – won the WCW Television Championship Title from Bobby Eaton
  • 6/14 Clash of the Champions (COTC) – beat Joey Maggs
  • 7/14 Great American Bash - Scaffold Match: Bobby Eaton & PN News beat Terrance Taylor & Steve Austin
  • 9/5 COTC – beat Tom Zenk
  • 11/19 COTC – beat PN News
  • 12/29 Starrcade - Steve Austin & Rick Rude beat Big Josh & Van Hammer

1992

  • 1/21 COTC - Sting & Ricky Steamboat beat Steve Austin & Rick Rude
  • 2/29 Superbrawl - Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes beat Steve Austin & Larry Zbysko
  • 4/27 – lost the Television Championship to Barry Windham
  • 5/17 Wrestle War - War Games: Sting, Ricky Steamboat, Dustin Rhodes, Barry Windham & Nikita Koloff beat Steve Austin, Rick Rude, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, & Larry Zbysko
  • 5/23 – regained the Television Championship from Barry Windham
  • 6/20 Beach Blast - Dustin Rhodes, Nikita Koloff & Barry Windham beat Steve Austin, Bobby Eaton , and Arn Anderson by DQ
  • 9/2 COTC – lost the TV Title to Ricky Steamboat
  • 10/25 Halloween Havoc - WCW & NWA Tag Team Titles: Champions Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes fought Steve Austin & Steve Williams to a time limit draw

1993

  • 1/13 COTC - NWA & WCW Tag Titles: Champs Shane Douglas & Ricky Steamboat beat Brian Pillman & Steve Austin by DQ
  • 2/21 Superbrawl - Steve Austin & Brian Pillman beat Erik Watts & Marcus Alexander Bagwell
  • 3/2 - w/ Brian Pillman beat Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglass to win the NWA & WCW Tag Team Championships
  • 5/23 Slamboree - World Tag Team Title: Champs Steve Austin & Brian Pillman beat Dos Hombres in a steel cage match
  • 6/17 COC – Best-of-3 Falls for the NWA & WCW Tag Titles: Ric Flair & Arn Anderson beat Brian Pillman & Steve Austin 2-0 but didn't win the titles because one of the falls was by DQ.
  • 7/18 Beach Blast - World Tag Team Title: Champs Steve Austin & Brian Pillman beat Arn Anderson & Paul Roma
  • 8/18 Clash of the Champions - WCW Tag Titles: Arn Anderson & Paul Roma beat Steve Austin & Steven Regal (subbing for Brian Pillman) to win the titles
  • 10/24 Halloween Havoc – lost to U.S. Champion Dustin Rhodes
  • 11/10 COC – beat Brian Pillman
  • 11/20 Battlebowl - Ric Flair & Steve Austin beat 2 Cold Scorpio & Maxx Payne
  • 12/27 Starrcade – Best-of-3 Falls Match for United States Championship: Steve Austin beat Dustin Rhodes 2 falls to 1 to win the title

1994

  • 2/20 Superbrawl - Thundercage Match: Sting, Brian Pillman, & Dustin Rhodes beat Steve Austin, Rick Rude, & Paul Orndorff
  • 4/17 Spring Stampede – beat the Great Muta by DQ
  • 5/22 Slamboree – beat Johnny B Badd
  • 6/24 COC – lost to Johnny B Badd by DQ
  • 7/17 Bash at the Beach – beat Ricky Steamboat
  • 8/24 COC – lost the U.S. Title to Ricky Steamboat
  • 9/19 Fall Brawl – won the United States Championship from Ricky Steamboat via forfeit
  • 9/19 Fall Brawl – lost the U.S. Title to Jim Duggan
  • 11/16 COC – lost to U.S. Champ Jim Duggan via DQ

1995

  • Steve Austin did not wrestle on pay-per-view in 1995

1996

  • 3/31 WrestleMania XII - beat Savio Vega
  • 5/28 In Your House – lost a Caribbean Strap Match to Savio Vega
  • 6/23 King of the Ring – beat Marc Mero
  • 6/23 King of the Ring – beat Jake Roberts to win the tournament and uttered the phrase Austin 3:16 for the first time during his coronation ceremony
  • 8/18 SummerSlam – beat Yokozuna
  • 10/20 In Your House – beat Triple H
  • 11/17 Survivor Series – lost to Bret Hart

    1997

    • 1/19 Royal Rumble – won the Royal Rumble
    • 2/16 In Your House - Four Way Elimination Match for Vacant WWE Title: Bret Hart beat Steve Austin, Vader, & The Undertaker
    • 3/23 WrestleMania 13 – lost a Submission Match to Bret Hart
    • 4/20 In Your House – beat Bret Hart by DQ
    • 5/11 In Your House – lost to WWE Champion the Undertaker
    • 5/26 RAW - w/Shawn Michaels won the World Tag Team Championship from Owen Hart & The British Bulldog
    • 6/?? - Shawn & Steve forfeited the titles
    • 6/8 King of the Ring - Steve Austin & Shawn Michaels fought to a no contest
    • 7/9 In Your House - The Hart Foundation beat Steve Austin, Goldust, Ken Shamrock & The Road Warriors
    • 7/14 RAW - w/ Dude Love won the Tag Team Titles from Owen Hart & The British Bulldog
    • 7/?? – Dude Love & Austin forfeit the titles
    • 8/3 SummerSlam – beat Owen Hart to win the Intercontinental Championship but suffered a severe neck injury during the match
    • 9/8 RAW – Austin is stripped of the title due to his injury
    • 11/9 Survivor Series – beat Owen Hart to regain the title
    • 12/7 In Your House – beat the Rock
    • 12/8 RAW – forfeited the title to the Rock

    1998

    • 1/18 Royal Rumble – won the Royal Rumble
    • 2/15 No Way Out of Texas - Steve Austin, Mankind, Owen Hart & Chainsaw Charlie beat Triple H Billy Gunn, Jesse James, & Savio Vega
    • 3/29 WrestleMania XIV – beat Shawn Michaels to win the WWE Championship
    • 4/26 Unforgiven – lost to Dude Love by DQ
    • 5/31 Over the Edge – beat Dude Love despite the rules of the match continually changing by referee Vince McMahon
    • 6/28 King of the Ring – lost a First Blood Match and the WWE Championship to Kane
    • 6/29 RAW – regained the WWE Championship from Kane
    • 7/26 Fully Loaded - Steve Austin & Undertaker beat Mankind & Kane to win the World Tag Team Championship
    • 8/10 RAW - w/Undertaker lost the tag team titles to Mankind & Kane
    • 8/30 SummerSlam – beat the Undertaker
    • 9/27 BreakDown - w/Undertaker lost the tag team titles to Mankind & Kane
    • 11/15 Survivor Series – lost to Mankind
    • 12/13 Rock Bottom – beat the Undertaker in a Buried Alive Match

    1999

    • 1/24 Royal Rumble – Vince McMahon won the Royal Rumble by last eliminating Steve Austin
    • 2/14 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre – beat Vince McMahon in a Steel Cage Match
    • 3/28 WrestleMania XV – beat the Rock to win the WWE Championship
    • 4/25 Backlash – beat the Rock
    • 5/23 Over the Edge – lost the WWE Championship to the Undertaker
    • 6/27 King of the Ring - Handicap Ladder Match to become CEO: Vince & Shane McMahon beat Steve Austin
    • 6/28 RAW – regained the WWE Championship from the Undertaker
    • 7/25 Fully Loaded – beat the Undertaker in a First Blood Match
    • 8/22 SummerSlam – Mankind beat Steve Austin & Triple H to win the WWE Championship
    • 10/17 No Mercy – lost to WWE Champion Triple H

    2000

    • 10/22 No Mercy – fought Rikishi to a no contest
    • 11/19 Survivor Series – fought to a no contest with Triple H
    • 12/10 Armageddon - Hell in a Cell Match for WWE Title: Champ Kurt Angle beat The Rock, Stev Austin, Triple H, Rikishi, & The Undertaker

    2001

    • 1/21 Royal Rumble – won the Royal Rumble
    • 2/25 No Way Out - Best of 3 falls match: Triple H beat Steve Austin in 3 falls. Austin won fall 1, Triple H won the last 2 falls which were Street Fight & Cage Match rules
    • 4/1 WrestleMania X-7 – beat the Rock to win the WWE Championship
    • 4/29 Backlash – w/Triple H won the World Tag Team Championship from Kane & The Undertaker
    • 5/20 Judgment Day – beat the Undertaker
    • 5/21 RAW – w/ Triple H lost the tag team titles to Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit
    • 6/24 – beat Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit
    • 7/22 Invasion - Booker T, The Dudley Boyz, Dallas Page & Rhyno beat Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, The Undertaker, Kane & Chris Jericho
    • 8/19 SummerSlam – lost to Kurt Angle by DQ
    • 9/23 Unforgiven – lost the WWE Championship to Kurt Angle
    • 10/8 RAW – regained the WWE Championship from Kurt Angle
    • 10/21 No Mercy – beat Kurt Angle & Rob Van Dam
    • 11/18 Survivor Series - Elimination Match for End of WCW or WWE: The Rock, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Big Show & Kane beat Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Shane McMahon, Booker T & Rob Van Dam
    • 12/9 Vengeance – beat Kurt Angle
    • 12/9 Vengeance – lost the WWE Championship to WCW World Champion Chris Jericho

    2002

    • 2/17 No Way Out – lost to WWE Champion Chris Jericho
    • 3/17 WrestleMania X8 - beat Scott Hall
    • 4/21 Backlash – lost to the Undertaker
    • 5/19 Judgment Day - Handicap Match: Steve Austin beat The Big Show & Ric Flair

    2003

    • 2/23 No Way Out - beat Eric Bischoff
    • 3/30 WrestleMania XIX – lost to the Rock

    2009

    Sources Include: WWE.com, Pro Wrestling Illustrated Almanac, and Onlineworldofwrestling.com