Steve Austin On Not Being “Stone Cold” Anymore


WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin recently did a Q&A with media at his Broken Skull Ranch to discuss working with CMT to host shows such as Redneck Island and  Broken Skull Challenge. Here are the highlights:

Working with CMT: “It’s been fun, I’ve had a blast,” Austin said. “Being a country music, they’re more than a country music channel or station, and I’m proud to be in business with them. And I hope that we’ve been able to bring a demographic over there as a part of their growth process that normally wouldn’t watch CMT, because this is a challenge show. I don’t know if you can put this under the ‘reality’ classification, I don’t. This is a challenge show, this is a competition show.”

If he’s open to do another season of Broken Skull Challenge: “I’d like to keep this going, but that’s up to the powers that be,” he said. “We thought about this idea, we pitched it to CMT, I’m hosting hit, but it ain’t my network so that’s their decision. But I’m down for it. Here’s the thing: if it dried up and went away, I’d find something else to do. I don’t stress about what’s going on, I don’t make plans for the future… I don’t know what anybody thinks about that, I don’t care. That’s how I live. So when CMT calls me up and says, ‘Hey, we want to do Season 6,’ I’ll say, ‘Let’s do it.’ That’s what I’ll do.”

No longer being “Stone Cold”: “These days when I wake up, and you gotta remember it’s been 14 years since I’ve been doing that job, I am Steve Austin, period,” he said. “There’s no ‘Stone Cold’ before it. Now, I can be going down the street where I live in Marina Del Ray and someone would go, ‘Hey Stone Cold.’ I get that all the time, but that’s not who I’m trying to be out here… Out here, I never want to be a blow-hard, I don’t want to trash-talk anybody, I don’t want to belittle or demean anybody.”

H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions

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