In front of a sold-out crowd of 15,792 WWE fans, the Texas Rattlesnake arrived in the Arizona desert. The U.S. Airways Center exploded as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin entered the ring, officially announced as special guest referee in the Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania 23.
Mr. McMahon was dumbfounded as Eric Bischoff, Mick Foley and even Shane McMahon entered the ring to reveal that they had not been elected by the WWE Board of Directors as special guest referee. That’s when the Rattlesnake struck. In true Stone Cold style, Austin chugged brews and gave the Chairman a complimentary beer bath. With billionaire hair on the line at WrestleMania, will Austin remain impartial? Or will the desire to see his old nemesis shaved bald skew Stone Cold’s judgment when ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley faces Umaga in less than a month?