RollingStone.com recently profiled WWE Hall Of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, who spoke about WWE’s injury dilemma heading into WrestleMania 32 in April, among other topics.
Below are some highlights from the feature, which also includes Austin’s take on the passing of “Macho Man” Randy Savage, the feeling of performing in front of a WWE audience and more.
On so many high profile injuries negatively affecting the ability to set a card for WrestleMania 32 that will sell out AT&T Stadium:
“When you get down in the trenches and realize how tough it is to do three hours of live television every Monday, and then ‘SmackDown,’ I can sit here and nitpick it, but it’s a grind, it’s a process, it’s a 24-7 job. I know how hard it is. A lot of the stuff they come up with, I’m not such a fan of, but I do know they’re trying the best they can.”
On the passing of Randy Savage:
“When Savage died, that was hard on me. I didn’t even hardly know Randy, but I just turned 51 this past December, and he was 58 when he died. I’m like, ‘Hey man, just because I’m in that line of work, do I have an expiration date? Am I supposed to go?’ I always wonder, but I don’t harbor it.”
On nothing matching the feeling of the pop from the fans in WWE:
“Goddang, I’ll tell you what. When you walk out, and that f*cking glass breaks, and those motherf*ckers jump out of their seats, there ain’t nothin’ like that in the world. As drunk as I ever got, nothing touches that feeling. In my life, what replaces that or comes close? Nothing.”
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