Homage continues its “Road to WrestleMania” countdown with a new t-shirt based on the greatest spectacle in sports entertainment! Every Monday for nine weeks, Homage is introducing a new WWE t-shirt commemorating the matches, the wrestlers and the memories of WrestleMania. This week’s t-shirt pays tribute to 1997’s WrestleMania XIII at the Rosemont Horizon, which featured the birth of WWE’s Attitude Era – an epic submission match between Bret “Hitman” Hart and Stone Cold Steve Austin!
The WrestleMania 13 match itself was a five star classic, and ended with Stone Cold passing out from blood loss while refusing to submit to Bret’s Sharpshooter. Austin’s resiliency would leave a lasting impact on the fans, who now saw him as the fan favorite, while Hart – continuing to attack Stone Cold – morphed into the villain. This double turn would dramatically alter the landscape of professional wrestling: within a year, Bret Hart would be gone from the WWE and Steve Austin would ascend to become the face of the company.