However, despite being champion, Snowman was used in the middle of the cards, while Lawler was billed as the top star in the area and given all the main events. Snowman once again became disgruntled, this time for real, and got into a heated dispute with the owners about his financial situation before walking out of the promotion with the title in October. People thought that this might also be another twist in the story, but then Snowman starting showing up on other shows, still billing himself as the USWA World champion even after he was stripped of the title.
After retaining the tag team title against the Headbangers by disqualification on the edition of March 24, 1997 of Monday Night Raw , the tension between the two bubbled over. An incensed Hart demanded a shot at Bulldog's European title the next week.  The match was booked for March 31; on the night, the two went at it with such intensity that many thought the tag team champions had finally gone their separate ways. Then in a shocking moment, the recently turned heel Bret Hart appeared at ringside and stopped the match. Bret appealed to both Owen and Bulldog, talking about the importance of family.  They agreed to put their differences aside and join with Bret to form the new Hart Foundation, an anti-American stable that also included Hart in-law Jim Neidhart and Hart family friend Brian Pillman .
There is much debate about how much effect steroid use has on the premature deaths of professional wrestlers. As this list will be updated with causes of death, where available, it is beneficial to have some idea of the side effects of steroid use. While the true long term side effects are not fully known, it is believed that just a few of the side effects of steroid use include: heart disease, liver damage, kidney damage, cancer, strokes and blood clots, depression, thoughts of suicide, paranoia, hallucinations, severe mood swings, and ‘roid rage’ – severe, agressive behavior that may result in violence.