A look back at WWE's most infamous commercial - 31st
during the NFLs championship game have become
as much of an annual tradition as the big game itself.
Each year, hundreds of millions of viewers anxiously
await the first commercial break, looking for laughs
or the first glimpse at upcoming summer blockbusters.
But in 1999, no ad created more buzz than the 30-second
spot that offered a rare look inside WWEs world
headquarters in Stamford, Conn.
during the height of The Attitude Era, WWEs
commercial featured a handful of the biggest Superstars
of all time, including Stone Cold Steve
Austin, Mankind, The Rock and The Undertaker, walking
through the halls of WWE headquarters as bedlam ensued
in the background. The spot lived up to its purpose
capturing the spirit, not only of The Attitude
Era, but also of WWE overall. The chaotic scene of
The Texas Rattlesnake whacking a shiftless executive
with a chair and a blind referee roaming the halls
captivated viewers around the world and created urban
legends about what takes place inside the Stamford
course, the employees crashing through conference
room windows were created for dramatic effect, though
wed be remiss if we said we never saw a sleeper
hold in the cafeteria. Nevertheless, even though the
commercial aired more than a decade ago, WWE staff
are still asked, Do Superstars work there?
or Are there wrestling matches in the office?
say the commercial left an impact is an understatement
and it wasnt the only memorable WWE event
to transpire as the Denver Broncos handily defeated
the Atlanta Falcons. During halftime on USA Network,
a special event dubbed Halftime Heat featured
thenWWE Champion The Rock battling Mankind in
an infamous Empty Arena Match. Mrs. Foleys Baby
Boy defeated The Great One with the aid of a forklift
to capture his second WWE Championship.
the game was over and the Denver Broncos held the
Lombardi Trophy high, NFL Hall of Famer John Elway
cemented his legacy, but the evening ultimately belonged