Read your message in General and hopped right to it Shin.
It's time for a brand new thread - hopefully it turns out better than the ECW reboot.
Raw around May/June is where things got really weird. Like they were trying to placate Austin who was their biggest star, but they kept booking him angles he had already worked. First we got The Undertaker, which even caused the fans to say uncle. Then you had The Big Show, so it was Wrestlemania XV again, except they actually went through with it and Ric Flair was a poor man's Vince. It was all leading to an Eddie & Benoit v Austin feud which was actually pretty interesting and could have got Austin back into the swing of things. But then they decided to mess with things, book him in a gimmicky Brock Lesnar match and Austin was basically done for good.
I could be alone in this, but I didn't mind HBK joining the nWo. At least on the surface, it made a ton of sense and gave Nash somebody to bounce off of. Logistically it didn't make the most sense, since we didn't know that HBK could still go and the nWo essentially was dead in the water at that time. However, it was a small detail I didn't mind. Sort of like how I enjoyed the WCW Tag division circa 1999 even though the rest of the year was largely hot garbage.