Austin vs. Eddie

Hey Scott,


Longtime reader, written to you several times, blah blah blah.

I just need a memory refresher. In 2002, Eddie returned to WWE, and I THINK it was to set up a feud with Austin. There may have even been a segment on TV that was going to set it up. Was this at Austin's request because Vince knew he was getting unhappy, and never happened because of the Lesnar debacle? I'm pretty certain this is the story but I can't seem to find a definitive answer anywhere I look, so I turn to the master (now you HAVE to bury The Fuj for this compliment) for a response.

Thanks a ton!

I don't have the definitive answer, but yes, this is more or less what I remember from my conversations with Ed Koskey around that time.  Basically Austin wanted to work a program with Eddie, but left after the Brock thing and Eddie was basically left swinging in the wind as a result.