On the most recent edition of the Steve Austin Show: Unleashed, WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin revealed who he would’ve loved to face back in his day that he never wrestled. Austin also touched on what territories he would have loved to work.
Here are the highlights: (transcripts by WrestleZone)
Austin’s Pick On Which Territories He Would Work:
“If I had to pick, I’d go Mid-South because I wanted to work for Bill Watts when he was a creative force that he was and that whole territory was just running white hot and they had some of the best damn workers there and it was just a kick-ass style and Jim Ross was just cutting his teeth on learning the broadcast business. Everyone there was just on fire. But then, man, when you talk about the NWA, they had that mystique just kind of like nobody else did and both territories, back in the day, this is when wrestling was really perceived as being real to myself. So, I bought in, hook, line and sinker because of the believability factor because of they way they were presented. It was presented like a shoot, like it was a damn sport and wins and losses mattered and good guys and bad guys. The good guys were selling, the bad guys were getting heat. Heat existed, kayfabe existed and so, I would pick those two territories in the mid-80s.”
Dream Opponent That He Never Got To Face:
“I gotta say Hulk Hogan because, one of the biggest draws in the history of the business. Everybody thought that match between ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan should have happened a couple years back and never did. Just for whatever reason, I didn’t feel like stepping back in the ring, I think Hogan was ready to go, but I wasn’t and so, I never got a chance to wrestle that guy and it would’ve been fun to be in the ring with him because I was watching an old match on YouTube between Paul Orndorff and Hulk Hogan and I watched how Hulk Hogan was down there on that mat and he was just selling his ass off. Paul Orndorff was just kicking the snot out of him and then finally, finally, finally after all this heat, started making that trademark comeback. He started firing up that comeback, the people started going crazy and I realized that guy wasn’t born on top, he worked his tail off to get to the top, so I’d say Hulk Hogan right off jump street.”