JR is fired for failing to apologize to the McMahon family because Stone Cold had stunned every McMahon the previous week on Raw. Vince berates JR and Stephanie comes out and slaps him. When Linda comes out instead of Shane, everyone expected JR to get off lightly. However, Linda turns out to be a true McMahon and ruthlessly fires JR. I always wanted Linda to be a heel and was so happy when she finally became one. Too bad WWE did not use the storyline properly.