Austin says that McGregor should stop criticising WWE and learn more about what the wrestlers actually do.
The dude [McGregor] is a wrestling fan from way back and I love to watch him. But if anybody in the UFC or MMA world ain’t got no respect for pro wrestling, just the lifestyle and brutality of it, I would invite you to take your training camp to a different town and train in a different town everyday just like the WWE people do. Then go home on the couple days we give you, and then go back on the road, take that training camp and get ready for a big ass fight. When you throw the travel in, you ain’t got no posse taking care of your ass, you’re doing it solo. Go do that, do it for 10-15 years and then report back to me, because I want to see what the science and the lifestyle taught you about what the f-ck we do.
Cormier talks about McGregor, and compares him to Austin and Ortiz.
He is ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin from 2000. The guy that you’re supposed to kinda root against, but you want to root for. Everything that he does before would have gotten people to boo you. But it’s like they’ve taken to it. It’s something so different that what they’re used to seeing the people love it. I think it’s fine…Like I used to tell people when they used to ask about Tito Ortiz. I’m like you’re gonna pay to see the man fight because you want to see him either win, or you want to see him lose. He talks it and he backs it up. And Conor does the same thing. He’s working magic for the UFC.
Austin talks to Rolling Stone magazine about his new business endeavors and Sting’s WWE debut at Survivor Series.
The face-to-face with him and Triple H, they just let it build and build. Triple H tried to sell the big right hand, block, there’s the kick and the damage is done, then he hits his finish. I loved it. I’m a fan of good stuff inside the squared circle and it was a good story. The Authority had really built how they needed to win that night in a really long-winded promo by Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. They were setting the table for Sting. All of the guys in that match worked their asses off, and I really enjoyed the work between Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler as they went into the finish.
Austin addresses rumors that he will be making a comeback to WWE in the near future on his podcast, The Steve Austin Show.
No, man, I’m not looking to make a return. I don’t see that I have time in my schedule or the desire to climb back in the ring to start taking bumps again.
Austin talks about possibly returning to wrestle at Wrestlemania 32:
I’ll reserve my right to if I want to have another match down the road – say, like, Dallas, Texas is going to be (WrestleMania) 32. Now, 31 is right down the road from me. That could be doable, but I don’t see it happening. Now, Dallas, that could be very special going back to Texas for 32. They’re going to need a loaded card to fill that house. So, I’ll reserve my right. But, am I pushing, pandering, selling, promoting? Nothing.
Triple H accepts the charity ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Ben Roethlisberger. He nominates Steve Austin, Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan.
Austin sits down with Brighthouse Sports to discuss his thoughts on WWE scripting promos.
I disagree with (scripting). I think the nature of a promo has to come from your heart and your guts and you have to mean everything that you’re saying. Now is the perfect time to go back to that formula.
Austin talks to Ring Rust Radio about potentially wrestling again in the future.
I’d consider anything if the perfect situation or opportunity arose and it would be more than a million-dollar question. I don’t want to sit here and promote a match, sell a match or talk about making a comeback.
Comments Austin made on his podcast defending gay marriage come to attention:
I don’t give a shit if two guys, two gals, guy-gal, whatever it is, I believe that any human being in America, or any human being in the goddamn world, that wants to be married, and if it’s same-sex, more power to ’em. What also chaps my ass, some of these churches, have the high horse that they get on and say, ‘We as a church do not believe in that.’ Which one of these motherf-ckers talked to God, and God said that same-sex marriage was a no-can-do? Okay, so two cats can’t get married if they want to get married, but then a guy can go murder 14 people, molest five kids, then go to f-cking prison, and accept God and He’s going to let him into heaven? After the fact that he did all that shit? See that’s all horseshit to me, that don’t jive with me.
Austin is a guest in The Ross Report to discuss CM Punk, John Cena and The Undertaker.
What I like about that guy (Cena) is his work ethic. He shows up. And he’s always got a smile on his face. Sometimes you’re hurt and sometimes you’re tired but Cena always has a smile on his face.
Austin is interviewed by Hall on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about the hype that happens between wrestlers and what it takes to sell tickets for wrestling matches.
Basically all that is a verbal back and forth between two cats to draw money to make these people feel what we’re feeling and want to pay the money to buy that ticket.
Austin is a guest on Talk is Jericho to discuss his childhood and breaking into WWE and WCW.
My number one dream in life back when I was a kid was to be a rock n’ roll star. My favorite band was KISS. But I don’t have a musical bone in my body.
Austin is a guest on The Art of Wrestling to discuss WWE, podcasting and making money early on in the business.
My whole existence running up and down the road, making 15-20 dollars a night. When they told me they were sending me back to Texas. I thought I got fired. They said, “No… we’re gonna turn you heel and put you against Chris (Champion).” I was guaranteed 100 dollars per night. I thought I was making superstar money.
Austin talks to The MMA Hour about returning to the ring in the future and having Undertaker on his podcast.
I talked to Mark (Undertaker). I asked if he’d do the show. He said he would and that’s a matter of me getting out to Austin, Texas to talk to him one on one.
Austin talks to AfterBuzzTV about The Shield and John Cena.
Here’s the thing about John Cena…that guy’s walking on the edge of a razor blade. Some people love to hate him, some people love to love him. But let me tell you something about John Cena; they all respect him. That guy has done a tremendous job for that company. He’s a guy that always shows up, he’ll work in pain, he always has a smile on his face.
Austin appears on Adam Carolla podcast to discuss his early years in the professional wrestling business.
A guy had a commercial on TV; teach you how to be a pro wrestler. I always knew in the back of my mind that I was going to be a pro wrestler. My first college major was a business major because I was going to sell insurance with my dad. I figured that’d be the logical thing to do.
Austin talks to WWE.com about WWE’13, re-living the Attitude Era of WWE and who he’s like to wrestle.
It’s always fun to think about what it would have been like if me and Goldberg had gotten into the ring, to see what would have happened if me and Hollywood Hogan got involved in serious matches, and not in a one-off match. It would have been fun to have worked with a guy like Ultimate Warrior, it would have been fun to do a bunch of matches with Randy Savage, or (Ric) Flair — I would have liked to work a high-profile series with him.
Austin speaks about his 1996 Survivor Series match against Hart:
Bret goes to me, Hey man good match. I’ll work with you anytime. So, I guess he is the one that told the office, Hey, I can work with Austin. He kept watching my matches, and I was hand picked by Bret for his comeback, because that was his comeback. Man, it was a blast. I don’t refer to that match a whole lot because I do not think a lot of people just in general don’t remember that match, but if you are a wrestling fan you do remember that match, and I have watched that match just as much as the Wrestlemania XIII match, and some of the other matches that I have had that were my favorites.
Jericho defeats The Rock to win the WCW championship then Steve Austin to win the WWE championship to unify the titles and become first ever WWE Undisputed Champion.
Jericho and Benoit defeat Triple H and Austin to capture the WWE tag team championships on Monday Night Raw.
Wrestlemania 17 is held at the Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas. The event sets a record-breaking attendance of 67,925 for the arena. The event features Kane vs Raven vs Big Show, Shane McMahon vs Vince McMahon, The Undertaker vs Triple H and The Rock vs Steve Austin.
Hennig discusses a possible match with Austin in WWE:
Yeah, well there is a little truth to it, but I don’t know much to dwell on that much. Yeah, I think. The reaction from when I was at the announce table with Vince and Austin was in the ring and we had words back and forth, I know that the eruption was unbelievable, so. I could just see Vince going (imitating Vince and laughs) ah-ha-ha, he’s getting his fingers into something here, because the character Mr. Perfect and the Austin character, that would have been a clash and it still might be.
WWE SmackDown makes its television debut. The event features Blue Blazer vs Val Venis, Big Show vs Test, Ken Shamrock vs Bradshaw, Mankind vs Big Boss Man and Steve Austin and The Rock vs The Corporate Ministry.
Wrestlemania 15 is held at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event features Hardcore Holly vs Billy Gunn, Mankind vs Big Show, Kane vs Triple H, The Undertaker vs Big Boss Man and Steve Austin vs The Rock.
Wrestlemania 14 is held at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. The event features Triple H vs Owen Hart, The Rock vs Ken Shamrock, The Undertaker vs Kane and Steve Austin vs Shawn Michaels with Mike Tyson as special outside enforcer.
Wrestlemania 13 is held at the Rosemont Horizon in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. The event features Bret Hart vs Steve Austin, Rocky Miavia vs The Sultan and The Untertaker vs Sycho Sid.
Wrestlemania 12 is held at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The event features Ultimate Warrior vs Triple H, Steve Austin vs Savio Vega, Undertaker vs Diesel, Roddy Piper vs Goldust and Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart.