As noted, wrestling legend, Stone Cold Steve Austin, was backstage at the New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Special. During a recent episode of “Killing The Town With Storm And Cyrus”, Cyrus went into detail about how Austin’s appearance was very shocking to the guys in the back, wrestlers being very excited and much more.
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Cyrus: “It was great, got to hang out with Steve and reconnect. I invited Steve down to the [New Japan] show, he accepted and showed up at the show in Long Beach on Saturday and you know, to watch Steve Austin who’s very unassuming in t-shirt and jeans, you know he’s just a down to earth dude.”
“To watch Steve kinda walk into the dressing room; none of the boys knew he was showing up. It’s like: taps Tanahashi on the shoulder who’s a God in Japan and Tanahashi turns around and sees Steve Austin standing there it’s like… the kid comes out in all of us. It’s like Tanahashi was just like; his eyes were like ‘oh, Steve Austin.’ Cause of course he’s a fan of the Attitude Era stuff and so Steve was like super over of course and the boys popped and it was just so cool and I think people didn’t know he was showing up.”
“And to say that I was a babyface to the New Japan office and for receiving credit to rightly or wrongly for Steve showing up. The office could not stop thanking me for bringing Stone Cold to the building, so that was a good side benefit. It got myself over. Well, I did invite him and I did tell him or suggest to him which night to come, so whatever I mean. It’s getting a rub off Steve Austin, there’s worse things you could do kid.”