In the late 90s and early 2000s, there wasn’t a hotter star in professional wrestling than Stone Cold Steve Austin. “The Texas Rattlesnake” has produced some of the biggest pops of all time, is one of the greatest characters WWE TV has ever seen, and was the face of the Attitude Era. Austin inspired an entire generation of youngsters that would eventually go on to be today’s sports mega-stars.
Just a few weeks ago, Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard arrived to one of his games in a Steve Austin mask. He also carried the Smoking Skull WWE belt around the arena. The scene made quite the buzz on social media, and even got a response from Austin on Twitter.
Over the weekend, another sports star paid homage to Austin during his game. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce hit one of his teammates with a celebratory Stone Cold Stunner. Kelce hauled in the opening touchdown of the Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders game on Sunday. Check out Kelce’s Stone Cold Stunner here:
— Todd Evans (@toddevans418) December 2, 2018
The Chiefs went on to defeat Oakland 40-33, and remain a top favorite to potentially win this year’s Super Bowl.
What do you think of Kelce’s touchdown celebration?