​Steve Austin Gives Some Stern Advice To Gotch, Says He Spoke With Enzo After His Payback Injury


During the latest edition of his “Stone Cold” podcast, Steve Austin discussed Enzo Amore’s injury at the WWE Payback pay-per-view and gave some stern advice to Simon Gotch. Here are some highlights:

On Simon Gotch throwing Amore into the ropes: “My thoughts on that are, Gotch, when you’re throwing a man through the ropes at that short of a distance, you back off the horsepower. You threw him in with way too much force. I know it was unintentional [and] I know you were excited, but when you’re that close, you’ve got to slow the horsepower down, and, basically, you just kind of guide him. Give him a little bit of momentum, but you threw him so hard, so close, he couldn’t control anything that resulted in that wicked bump. And, one more mistake: you went and picked him up by his head when he was really in a bad position [and he] looked bad. You’ve got to be able to sense that. So, two messages. Don’t use that much horsepower that close to the [ropes]. It’s dangerous. And don’t pick a man up by his head if you have an inkling that something went wrong…I’m not coming down on Gotch and I think the excitement got a hold of him, but, man, [it was] a really scary bump. Gotch, check on a man before you grab someone by the head if you suspect anything. And that’s just words of wisdom. I’m not eating your ass out. I’m just saying, ‘hey, ease up on the horsepower’.”


On speaking with Amore after the incident: “I put a call in to Enzo after the match, just to check on him. He does have a concussion. We had a little conversation. He was all there. And they were riding down the road, booking the territory. So, Enzo, get well soon. I’m thinking about you. I like both tag teams. I’ve really taken a liking to Enzo & Big Cass. I think those guys have a lot of potential and we’ll see what happens with them.”

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