Austin at Backlash 2000

> Watching Backlash 2000 on the network. I'm wondering, why did they bring Austin back with a big build up, do this big return…then he vanishes until Survivor Series for another return. A quick Google search did me no good – do you have an answer or any insight?

Austin's neck was FUCKED at that point. He had only had surgery done a few months prior and could barely swing a chair in April. You'll notice he's moving slowly and no one makes any physical contact with him. Survivor Series 2000 was the first time he was medically cleared, and if it's today I doubt he would have even been allowed back then.

As for why they brought him back at that show, to quote the Prime Time Players…MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. No other reason.