Steve Austin Comments On His Status For WrestleMania XXX

WWE Hall of Fame “Stone Cold” commented on the possibility of appearing at XXX on the latest episode of his Steve Austin Show podcast.

Austin said that he’d like to be in New Orleans for WrestleMania weekend, mainly to conduct some face to face interviews with the WWE Superstars and Hall of Fame legends who will be in town.

As for appearing the WrestleMania XXX show in a “formal capacity,” Austin said, “I am not committed to anything of that nature yet.”

To listen to the Steve Austin Show, visit PodcastOne.com.

  • TopRopeNippleTwist

    I know it would never happen bc he doesn’t want to work a full schedule. But if Austin was the gm of raw how great would that be. I would watch for the comedy factor of his character alone. I miss guys with charisma. Wow that sounded gay.

    • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

      Especially with your name, bro.

  • aj

    Arrive.

    Record podcast.

    Leave.

  • Vince McMahon

    he said yet. So you’re telling me there’s still a chance?

    • Whatsupbb415

      Sure if they back that money truck up too his house like they did for Dewayne of course he’ll come out and stun somebody I couldn’t see him wrestling a match. Maybe a full in ring display like he did yrs ago against Miz and Riley

      • Ninjastar

        To be honest i dont think Austin is greedy about money , pretty sure he doesnt need it , Rock is the one who is greedy for money ,

        • SC

          Pretty sure Rock has at least double the amount of money Austin has.

          • Kris Mystery

            Right… because he is greedy for it. Don’t fool yourself into thinking Dwayne Johnson came back for the fans or because he loves wrestling. The only thing he loves is money which is what he will always come back for. More and more each time.

          • todd

            your wrong about that. wwe offer rock money before and he still stayed away for years. He loves the business if he is busy then he is busy. he doesnt need wwe money not at all.

          • Kris Mystery

            He stayed away for years because he was making more money doing movies than what WWE was offering. I’m not saying that is a bad thing.. but at least be honest about it.

          • Andrew

            The Rock is making more money from movies now than he was during the 8 or so years that he stayed away from wrestling, so the idea that his return was all about $$ doesn’t really make sense. My guess is it is probably a combination of missing the business and increasing his exposure as a movie star. I don’t hate him for it. I don’t think there has ever been anyone who has come back purely because they felt they owed the fans or because they just missed getting chokeslammed 5 nights a week.

          • Kris Mystery

            See comment above. He was making movies in the 8 years or so he was gone. Not as many but still much higher paying than what he was getting wrestling. He got a taste of the big bucks and wanted more and more and more. A person doesn’t make 4 or 5 movies in a single year because he is a master thespian. He does it to bring home as much as he can. Again… nothing wrong with that but see it for what it is.

          • Don

            It wasn’t for the money it was for the publicity…To promote his movies! It was all over the place during his time back in WWE. Hello Mcfly!!

          • Elliott

            Sorry but let’s put this into perspective with some hypothetical statistics

            If you were paid 60k per annum at a job, for 6 years… And you loved the job, but that job was a gateway into a different business where you then earnt 150k per annum… This new job was more than double the money, you enjoyed the job just as much and it wasn’t nearly half as physically strenuous to perform the job…

            Your previous owners are now contacting you. They desperately want you to come back… Would you go back for less money? Or would you at least try to bump the wages a lot closer to your new job?

            Bottom line is… 10 out of 10 people would be doing what The Rock does in this position. He does love the business, but he’s making far more money in Hollywood. Didn’t his movies get the most box office gross profit in 2013? So he’s making a lot of paper basically

            WWE is physically strenuous, especially for a 40+ year old. Sure Rock only does a few pay per views, but despite his incredible physique, he’s not in ring shape, it’s the cardio that essentially affects him most. He’s gonna want a fair bit of money to come back and perform. That’s intelligence. That’s good business both ways. Both parties are better off

            So where in this entire debate… Does Rock asking for big money actually make relevance? Or does it bother you as a fan that the Rock wants a lot of money?!

            Because it doesn’t bother me

          • Kris Mystery

            It doesn’t bother me in the least… i would do the same. But i would be honest about it. And of course he wasn’t making as much doing movies then as he is now… but even back then it was tons more than what he was making wrestling. The guy makes 4 or 5 movies a year… think about that. It’s all about the money.. and that’s cool.

          • Elliott

            Exactly so you would do the same.

            And you want the Rock to be honest about it?

            That’s called being a heel. “Hey I’m not here for the fans, this isn’t my number one job, but I’m here because the check has enough zeros in it”

            That’s heel material. He already used that in 2003. As what we now call “Hollywood Rock”

            Bottom line is the Rock came back a Babyface and that’s exactly how it needed/should to be done.

            To wrap this up, being honest means being heel. That’s not the direction they were going for

          • brad

            You were right on there the rock coming back as a heel wouldn’t make much since nor would it be smart for business. His return was huge not just because he is a big name, heck without a doubt the biggest but because of the fact of making money and drawing viewers and him being a face without a doubt made sense. However I did love the ol Hollywood rock even though it didn’t last long.

          • Don

            Well then, he’s a true life heel than…He should be HONEST about it!

          • Elliott

            Haha he will perform whatever on screen persona he and WWE want. Just because wrestling isn’t his first job it doesn’t mean fans should act all butthurt like you are. Grow up, get a set, enjoy the WWE product however you can

          • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

            if its all about the monnnnnnnnnay (vince voice) then why does he still make independent films when he can go to universal and make 10 mil a film?

          • Kris Mystery

            What Indy films has he made recently?

          • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

            Empire state, a fishing movie he’s signed on for, and there’s one more i cant remember it 100% though, but im pretty sure there’s one more.

          • Don

            What are you smoking??? He tried to get into star wars amongst other huge production movies…Get off the crack man.

          • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

            Of course he’ll try to get into big named movie projects. Why would he JUST stay making Indie movies when he can make blockbusters. I never said he was all Indie, if he was that would be stupid!

          • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

            kind of a bad analogy, your using real life salaries not multi millions. anyone with a brain would take the 150k even if they hated there job.

          • Elliott

            Yeah I was using real life salaries so it was relatable, dude. I said “hypothetical statistics” for a reason

            If you want a more accurate analogy then go check out the rocks salary because the whole idea is that we already know that analogy.

          • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

            yeah but someone may need that 90k raise, Rock or anyone celeb most likely unless its to support baby mammas or a drug habbit will need multi millions

          • Elliott

            The Rock needs money to support his expensive lifestyle. You always live by your means. Which means Rock of course will spend a lot of money. Ultimately he must still have a lot of money saved up, because he gets ALOT.

            But that doesn’t change my point. Does it matter that the Rock gets a lot of money to come back to perform for WWE? I don’t think it does. And he doesn’t need to mention it on WWE TV like he did. It’s irrelevant to his on screen persona.

            The Rock comes back and performs a few PPV’s, he does a few Raw and Smackdown episodes, and I don’t care how much it costs WWE or how much he gets for performing. All I care about is what I see on TV and PPV.

            I was satisfied with all but the WM29 match with John Cena. Number one I wasn’t a fan of the predictable rematch, number two the match had far too many rushed finishers/counter finishers and false finishes that it spoiled the match. There was no flow, and it was poor chemistry between Cena and Rock. Less chemistry than the WM28 match, and there wasn’t a great deal in the first match anyway.

            But apart from that, and a few lame shtick promos, I’ve enjoyed the Rock. His name alone means enough to a Wrestlemania card for me. Even seeing his entrance and performance is good enough for me, but match quality, critic-wise… Hasn’t been all too impressive. But with the right opponent (my heart says Brock Lesnar or Triple H), the Rock still has a great match left in him. I wanna see Rock-Brock II 13 years later at WM31, and I don’t care how much either man costs the WWE to compete on that card

          • brad

            I agree with you everything you said was correct the rock wants money and fame man and he will keep doing what he is doing to stay at that top spot. Also I believe he was the highest paid actor of 2013 as well.

          • brad

            As much as I love Dwayne you are correct. He loves money but not just money, he loves fame as well and he will do anything he can to get the spotlight and be that man for as long as he can and so far he has done a pretty good job.a as for Austin he has money sure not as much as Dwayne but still has more money than one could hope for and I think for Austin a return wouldn’t simply be for money but for his love and passion for the business.

          • Dirty Sanchez

            Rock makes probably $20 million a movie, and averages 3-4 movies a year, so exactly how much do you think WWE paid this “greedy” actor to satiate his thirst for wealth? Because if that was his driving force, wouldn’t WWE have had to pony up at least that much? Dont see them handing that much cash over to anybody, or else there wouldn’t be such a thing as a “Goldberg contract dispute.”

          • Kris Mystery

            15 million dollars for his run up to Wrestlemania 28. Probably the same or more for 29. And you can bet that if WWE didn’t meet his demand he wouldn’t have appeared. Also he had all the time off he wanted so he could film at the same time if he so desired.

          • Don

            Completely true., and anyone who doesn’t see it is either dumb, blind, stupid, or a big fat mark..

          • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

            He said he was greedy. He can have all the money in the world and still be greedy.

          • Whatsupbb415

            LMAO I don’t really believe in that whole greedy thing. If you feel you’re worth it and you get it than fine. Back to SCSA I’m not sure a program really makes sense for Austin this year.

          • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

            It doesn’t. It would be rushed and it would be garbage. But he could come back, stun some jobber(s), and leave. It would be nice to see him.

            3MB comes to mind.

        • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

          There’s a difference in being “Greedy” and knowing your worth, Lesnar greedy, Rock knows worth. Also, Rock doesnt need to go back, hell he hasnt needed to go back since 04, Lesnar NEEDS the WWE or his time in the spotlight is over, unless he wants to be a punching bag in the UFC

          • Don

            A punching bag that walks in and becomes champ…You have no clue what you’re talking about. If Lesnar did not get ill he would have had a very different career in UFC. On the fact that he became champ so fast shows how he dominated. I don’t even care for him much, but it’s common sense..

          • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

            His record was 5-3, lost his first fight and ONLY for promotional reasons did he get a Heavyweight title fight, he was what, 2-1 before the title fight against a old legend Randy Couture. Brock waslike i said 5-3, Not dominant. Thats a big if, we dont know he woulda had a different career,a LONGER one sure, but different; that’s pure speculation. I liked Lesnar in the UFC, but he wasn’t great. Pretty damn good, but not great. Jon Jones would beat him.

  • pwnez

    It’s WrestleMania 30, Austin needs to be there even if he’s just involved in a backstage segment.

  • Scott Greczkowski

    I actually asked Steve this at the WWE Press Event in Las Vegas. Here was his reply. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwMA0rqqitM

  • 10YearOldBoy

    Cmn Austin seriously it’s just for a week or a weekend. We need the rattle-snake at WM so you can stun that sagy body of hogan.

  • Ninjastar

    I can see Austin being there just to give Fandango a Stunner

  • BMPunk

    I at least must see hear that Glass Shatter asap. I think we’ve been all craving it.

  • Jack
  • Elliott

    It’d be a damn shame if Stone Cold misses even just a short appearance at Wrestlemania 30. If he had a bigger role as a manager of sorts, or as a Special Guest Referee for a match… Even better.

    But he missed Raw 1,000. He missed Raw 20th Anniverssary (not a big deal because nobody really appeared for the 20th Anniversary). And he’s not been at Wrestlemania since 25 if I’m not mistaken. I wanna hear that glass shatter at least one more time at Wrestlemania

    • SC

      He was at WM27, he had a backstage segment with The Rock. It got the biggest pop of the night. Also in that segment, Mae Young (RIP).

      • Elliott

        I remember now, loved that segment. I marked out a little bit. RIP Mae Young

    • BIGMAC

      WM 27 at least as a referre in Cole vs Lawler. He might have been at 28 and 29 but I am not sure.

      • Elliott

        27 was the last one indeed. He wasn’t at 28 or 29. See for me this isn’t too bad but if he misses the 30th installment of Wrestlemania it’d be a great shame

  • captaindaddy72

    Please come back Austin I miss you in the ring man lol

  • Reality

    He’s hesitating. If he comes back, they’ll force him to face HHH in that stupid storyline while the only guy he’s wanted to face was Punk. But I just can’t see him wrestle again. :(

    • Don

      He also said that he wanted to face taker again..

  • abinniss

    STONE COLD VS SHARKBOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/THEREALBIGMAC THEREALBIGMAC

    Man I really hope we see him in some form at WM30. Like when He wasn’t at the 1000th episode of RAW i was gutted but understood that if he wasn’t 100% he didnt wana be there looking injured and weak which i fully respect so this would make me cream my little panties to just hear that glass shatter one more time.

  • brad

    How did an article about Austin possibly returning turn into a huge argument over the rock and his money ha only on sescoops

  • Yuppers

    You can tell Austin is the big surprise. He really does play it off. OF COURSE he will be there doing something. It’s the 30th, everyone will be there. Rock, Taker, Hogan, Austin, everyone.