Austin ’99

> Hi Scott,
> I’ve been rattling through ’99 WWF and was wondering exactly what the story was with Austin leading up to Summerslam and through Survivor Series. Why was Mankind (not seen since around April) suddenly added to the title match? Why was Austin not in the 6-Pack Challenge at Unforgiven? What led to him finally jobbing to HHH and then being pulled from the triple threat at SS? I wasn’t watching RAW around this time and just wanted some history.
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> Thanks,
> Evan Most of the buildup was "Because Russo" but Austins absence after Summerslam was due to his neck injury.  That's about it.