Twenty one years ago today, on June 17, 1996, Austin debuted the Stunner for the first time (at least on television) when he used it to drop Savio Vega on an episode of “Monday Night Raw”. The move would become much bigger just six days later when Austin used it to become King of the Ring.
Opinion: This move is a great example of something simple that was turned into something special because of who used it. The Stunner isn’t anything new (Michael Hayes taught it to Austin) and it’s been used many times since (Disco Inferno and the Mack among others use it) but Austin made it famous. This was the first of thousands over the years, once again proving that you never know what you might see for the first time.
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