It's been 17 years since RAW is WAR episode #315. The episode, which had The Rock in an arm cast taking on Triple H in a leg cast, the beginning of the Test-Stephanie McMahon courtship storyline, and Big Show chokeslamming The Undertaker through the ring is best remembered by the following exchange:
[Shane holds the robe as Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler wonder who the higher power could be under the robe]
Vince: IT'S ME, AUSTIN!
Jim Ross: Aww, son of a bitch!
Jerry Lawler: What?!?!?!?
Vince: IT'S ME, AUSTIN! IT WAS ME! ALL ALONG, AUSTIN!
JR: Damn, I cannot believe it!
Vince: YOU ALL BOUGHT IT! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT! HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER! YOU ALL BOUGHT IT!
King: They did!
Vince: EVEN MY FAMILY, EVEN MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY BOUGHT IT!
Forget the fact it makes little sense (really, it makes like no sense once you get beyond the reveal itself). In a vacuum, this is both one of the best and worst reveals in wrestling history (yes, that is a spoiler--the rest of the Best Reveals countdown will come Friday). And, as with most everything good and decent on the Internet, it has been turned into a meme for our amusement.
Hell, even Youtubers have spoofed this reveal like so:
Opening the present, expecting a ps4
"IT'S WII AUSTIN!"
playing overwatch. match ends.
player of the game is about to reveal.
who could it be?
IT'S ME BASTION!
Aww son of a bitch!
IT'S ME BASTION. It was me all along Bastion
drink something thinking it coffee
"IT'S TEA AUSTIN"
So on what is a truly glorious day in wrestling history, let's have fun with this. Create your own "IT'S ME, AUSTIN!" moment. GO!