Steve Austin’s Walkout On The WWE In 2002

When Steve Austin walked-out on the WWE in 2002 was it due to not wanting to job to Brock Lesnar, problems with the writing team, or both? I remember an interview he gave shortly after he left in which he said the reason was that "Creative sucks", but was that just a cover in not wanting to put over Lesnar? Sort of like the whole "lost my smile" deal with Shawn Michaels?

He had no problem putting over Lesnar, but he wasn’t going to put him over on a random unadvertised RAW like they wanted. Brock vs Austin should have been a PPV main event in his eyes, and he’s not wrong.

Also, he had shit going on in his personal life with Debra that probably didn’t help.