Steve Austin Reveals if He Ever Shot Down any Attitude Era Angles

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WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin recently appeared on Sam Roberts’ “Notsam Wrestling” podcast. During the interview, Austin commented on the “Attitude Era” and revealed whether he ever turned down an angle that he thought was too risky. You can check out highlights from the interview below:

On if he ever shot down any angles that were pitched to him for going too far: “Man, that actual incident [where he made Vince McMahon wet himself by holding a fake gun to his head], I was like, ‘Man, if I hold a gun to his head, it’s kind of graphic. I was thinking about one of the times when me and Kane were going to have a First Blood match, and he’d say if he lost the match, he’s gonna set himself on fire. And I’m thinking, ‘Okay, if I go out there and endorse this, people are gonna be setting themselves on fire.’ Because I thought people might be taking some of these things a little too literally or seriously. So along the way, there was a couple of things that were kind of, so edgy I kind of thought, ‘Yeah, there could be repercussions from this.’ But at the end of the day, I always said, ‘Let’s go for it.’”

On the Brian Pillman home invasion angle: “You would think that I would have said ‘Hey,’ when they said ‘Hey, well you’re going to bust into Pillman’s house and you’re gonna break out his window with a baseball bat and then Pillman’s gonna pull a gun on you, and maybe shots are fired or maybe they’re not fired.’ You know, they got in a lot of trouble for that … and no pun intended, but it was like a shoot. And people were like, ‘Oh, you crossed the line.’ It’s like when you’re wrestling, when you cross a line because of what you are, and I was kind of like, being construed as being so real, that’s why we crossed the line. But I loved that angle.”


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