Date: 8/3/1997
Event: Summerslam 1997

In the midst of a feud with Owen Hart, Stone Cold Steve Austin became matched up with Hart in Summerslam '97—a match that would prove formative for Steve Austin's career. Though Austin was supposed to win—and, somehow, ultimately did—it wasn't easy, given the injury that Hart doled out to Austin. After Hart botched a pile-driver, causing Austin to receive the move incorrectly, Austin was left with a broken neck and temporary paralysis. Amazingly, though, Hart stuck to the script, stalling for time so that Austin could move again, and letting Austin sneak in for a roll-up pin to win. However, Austin has been plagued by neck injuries ever since, and had to retire at a relatively early age in 2003 because of the pain.