WWE Hall Of Famer, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, has revealed the wrestlers he considers his favorite opponents of all time.
Speaking with Dale Earnhart Jr. on Dale Jr, Download, Austin discussed the people he enjoyed working with the most as he recalled some his top moments and matches in the squared circle.
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Austin spoke highly of his feud with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, highlighting WrestleMania 17 as a particularly memorable bout. He also reminisced on wrestling Vince McMahon, and how their feud transcended wrestling. He stated that for two years, their rivalry became mainstream water cooler talk.
Other notable legends “Stone Cold” mentioned included The Undertaker, Triple H, and Mankind. He then spotlighted one man in particular: fellow Hall Of Famer, Bret Hart.
Steve Austin believes the trust and respect the two had for one another—a mutual respect he claims was present from day one—allowed them to have truly memorable encounters. Their feud would culminate in a bloody clash at WrestleMania 13.
He considers that match an exclamation point to their feud and spoke about the moment he had to blade for the match, referring to it as a rite of passage based off what he had watched coming up in the industry.