Stone Cold Steve Austin sat down with Adam Carolla and TWNPNews.com recapped the interview. Here is some of what Austin had to say:
When his big break came: “The big break came when I left USWA in Tennessee and went to Atlanta for substantially more money, but not a lot of money. And then a few years later, after I injured my arm, I went to ECW in Philadelphia with Paul Heyman. I started to learn how to cut a damn effective promo. Someone finally gave me a chance and put the microphone in front of my face. And a chance for me to unleash some of the stuff I had inside of me from being screwed over by WCW. WWE called me, picked me up, I went up there and they called me the Ringmaster. Well that sucked ass. I knew it. It wasn’t giving me any kind of marquee value. Ain’t too many people going to be buying t-shirts with the Ringmaster on it. So I came up with the Stone Cold Steve Austin gimmick, and I pitched that to the office. They started calling me Stone Cold Steve Austin unceremoniously. There was no build up, no hoopla, no bull****. And then one thing turned into another, I knew I was onto something. I just started turning the volume way up on the promo level. I turned the balance up inside the ring, giving out a very credible, believable product. People bought into it, with the storylines and the booking, and it turned into a real strong thing.”
His favorite wrestlers: “Man, when you talk about your really good wrestlers, Shawn Michaels to me, is the greatest performer I have ever seen in the ring. Bret “the Hitman” Hart is the guy whose going to weave together storylines on different levels of psychology and execution, and he’s just top notch. Ric Flair is my favorite pro wrestler of all time. So I think when you look pro wrestler up in a dictionary, you see the picture of Ric Flair.”
For more, log on to http://www.twnpnews.com/2013/03/stone-cold-steve-austin-talks-about-his-hof-induction-owen-hart-more/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stone-cold-steve-austin-talks-about-his-hof-induction-owen-hart-more.
TNA taped two of their ‘One Night Only’ pay per views last night in Orlando, FL. PWInsider.com has the full spoliers at www.pwinsider.com. Some names that worked the shows include Petey Williams, Bully Ray, Devon, Homicide Shark Boy, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle.
Finally, Madison Rayne announced yesterday that her and her husband are expecting their first child, Rayne was the TNA shows yesterday but obviously did not wrestle.