I asked for one birthday present from my parents on what would be my tenth birthday, and that was the 1996 King of the Ring.
My desire for the now legendary pay-per-view had nothing to do with Steve Austin, who on that night would take the first steps towards immortality, but rather Ahmed Johnson (he was cool then so shut it) who was due to be come the first African-American Intercontinental Champion in WWE history.
The Intercontinental Championship still meant something in the mid nineties. During a feud with Goldust, who was at the top of his game as a bizarre yet red hot heel, Johnson was subject to mind games from Intercontinental Champion Goldust that eventually lead to him receiving a shot at the title at King of the Ring.
After weeks of psychological torture, Johnson defeated Goldust, thus making history. It was Stone Cold Steve Austin, however, who would make history that will reverberate throughout WWE forever.
Following a victory over a resurgent Jake "The Snake" Roberts (who I was pulling for), Austin allegorically took the throne and delivered what would become one of the most iconic lines in WWE history.
Heelishly mocking the born again Christian, Austin pugnaciously declared "Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass!"
The line, intended to draw heel heat on Austin, popped the Milwaukee crowd (in the city where I was born), and sparked a revolution that would give way to both a prolific superstar and periods in WWE.
Meanwhile, Ahmed Johnson fizzled out following a career plagued with weight issues and injuries. He has since returned, defeating Wade Barrett at Capitol Punishment to become a 2-time Intercontinental Champion.
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