I tend to disagree, look at Stone Cold, 8-10 yrs after HH and UW, Rock same time frame. I just can't tell if there is anone that truly wants to be the next big thing, Vince McMahon keeping down the man or the combo of both.
Look at wrestlers of Old, many have respect for Cena but he will never go down in History as a HH or Ric Flair...
That's why I specified someone coming along with a similar act. Austin was a different breed that fans hadn't seen before. If Steve had presented another Hulkamania-type package, the fans would have farted on it; just like they did when Hogan himself took the act to WCW in '94.
Similarly, if someone else tried to follow Steve's Stone Cold with a similar gimmick, it wouldn't have been as special, having already been done. The impact would have paled in comparison.