Stone Cold Steve Austin recently interviewed with Bleacher Report, and discussed a variety of topics. During the interview with the site, “The Texas Rattlesnake” talked about the WWE Universe’s return, at the upcoming Wrestlemania 37 event. Steve stated:
“Man, they’re gonna be so excited to have people back in there. When I broke in, I’d wrestle in Chevrolet dealership parking lots in front of 15, 20 people, getting suplexed on the parking lot. So, I’ve been in front of almost no fans, but that was by design because the card wasn’t any good, so no one wanted to come see us. When you’re in WWE, you’re looking for full stadiums. And when you’re in the ring, you’re relying on the sound that those people make to make your decisions as far as how you proceed in your match, so they need that feedback, they need that instant gratification to help them make decisions in the ring. Now that they’re piping the noise in on TV, it’s easier to watch, but it’s hard to perform without a crowd. I think the men and women have adapted and adjusted accordingly in a magnificent fashion. They’ve excelled because they’re professionals, but man, there’s nothing like being in front of a crowd, and I know these kids that are still doing it are gonna be super stoked to have people that are responding.”
The six time WWE Champion, 1996 King of the Ring also took some time to talk about the future of WWE. Austin said he hasn’t watched much WWE lately, but he does have his eye on two recent additions to the main roster. Stone Cold said:
“I haven’t been tuning in a whole lot because I have a whole lot going on in my personal life, but just from watching the Royal Rumble, I think those last two women—Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair—I think those two are destined for greatness. They still need reps, they still need to learn, but those two have the size, presence, looks, ability to be major, major stars, so we’ll see what the future holds for them.”
Do you agree with Stone Cold? Or do you have a watchful eye on another member of the roster? Sound off in the comments section!
(H/T and transcribed by 411Mania)