Stone Cold Steve Austin spoke to Variety.com this week to promote SummerSlam and the new WWE 2K14 game. Below are some highlights:

Austin on Tough Enough not coming back after its return: "When that show didn't come back, I was pissed off. It was a great show. The numbers were very good. We had a great time doing it. Why they didn't bring it back still baffles me to this day because I loved doing that show. It was a great way to be in the business I know and love without having to be in the ring taking lumps."

Austin on his podcast which will feature Ric Flair as a guest this week: "Whether's it one hour or six hours or whatever, he's my favorite pro-wrestler of all time," Austin said. "I had a wonderful career that I'm proud of, but when I look in the dictionary of pro-wrestler, I see the picture of Ric Flair. I'm looking forward to talking with him about his career in ring."