Posts Tagged ‘Stone Cold Steve Austin’

It looks like WWE fancies going down the ‘Stone Cold’ route with one Ronda Rousey.

The ‘Baddest Woman On The Planet’ appeared on Friday’s go-home episode of SmackDown before Clash At The Castle. There, she announced that her suspension had been lifted by WWE management before attacking default GM Adam Pearce and locking him in her trademark arm bar.

Pearce was scripted to call Ronda “the biggest bitch I’ve ever seen” and reveal he vehemently disagrees with the mysterious board of directors lifting her suspension. It’s worth pointing out that fans in Detroit loudly cheered Rousey’s actions and anti-authority behaviour.

There was a definite air of Steve Austin swagger about the whole thing, but maybe it’s more current to suggest that Ronda is set to turn into Becky Lynch’s ‘Man’ character soon. Could WWE really pull that off here? Also, should they try considering Rousey’s super-recent heel turn?

They’ve certainly had worse ideas.

Liv Morgan’s SmackDown Women’s Title push hasn’t panned out as creative might’ve hoped. Triple H could still rescue that, or he could hitch his wagon behind Rousey and cast her as a modern-day ‘Stone Cold’.

‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin will welcome Charlotte Flair as his next Broken Skull Sessions guest on WWE Network and Peacock.

This was confirmed on Wednesday. Peacock circulated an email stating that Flair would join Austin in the studio for an episode due to air on Friday 19 August, which could end up being Charlotte’s first appearance on a WWE-produced show since May

The former SmackDown Women’s Champion has been out of action since dropping her belt to Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania Backlash 2022. Last week’s SmackDown featured a vignette hyping Flair up, suggesting that a return may be on the horizon, though this would need to happen on one of the next two Friday night shows for her to be back before Broken Skull Sessions airs.

WWE had used a kayfabe injury to write Flair off following her Rousey defeat. This was done to give the multi-time World Champion time off ahead of and following her and AEW star Andrade El Idolo’s wedding, with the couple tying the knot on 27 May.

As far as Flair’s old belt goes, Liv Morgan will defend it against Shayna Baszler at Clash at the Castle on 3 September.

Sami Zayn has been confirmed to be the next guest on Broken Skull Sessions.

Not just do we now know that the Great Liberator will be chewing the fat with Steve Austin, but it’s also been announced that the episode will premiere this Friday on WWE Network and Peacock.

Zayn will join Becky Lynch, Ron Simmons, Lita, Bully Ray, Cody Rhodes, and Jeff Jarrett in being Broken Skull Sessions guests so far in 2022.

With an in-ring career that dates back to 2002, the former El Generico has been with WWE since 2013. At one point dubbed the Heart and Soul of NXT – including a 62-day reign as NXT Champion – Sami has been officially on the main roster since shortly after NXT TakeOver: Dallas in 2016.

During his time in WWE, Zayn has amassed three runs as Intercontinental Champion and earlier this year had a mainstream media-grabbing bout against Jackass star Johnny Knoxville at WrestleMania 38. Of course, the Quebec-born grappler is these days intertwined with the Bloodline on SmackDown – where he is a pseudo member of the faction.

In addition to his WWE tenure, the 38-year-old turned himself, as El Generico, into one of the hottest acts on the independent scene thanks to his work in the likes of Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerilla, Dragon Gate, and Chikara. Away from the squared circle, the real-life Rami Sebei does fantastic work with his Sami for Syria fund which supports the Syrian American Medical Society.

A WWE Hall of Famer has been confirmed as the next special guest on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions.

The Texas Rattlesnake’s sit-down interviews have become a huge hit with fans all around the world. The likes of The Undertaker, Goldberg, Sasha Banks and AEW’s Chris Jericho have all appeared in the past to discuss their careers and answer hard-hitting questions from Austin.

The most recent guest on the show was Cody Rhodes, who recently returned to WWE at WrestleMania 38 after leaving All Elite Wrestling. That particular interview dropped on May 6.

In a tweet posted out the WWE Network Twitter account, it was confirmed that Jeff Jarrett will be the next special guest. It was noted that the episode will be released on Friday, June 3. The release will coincide with WWE’s Hell in a Cell Premium Live Event that will take place just two days later from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL.

Jarrett’s second tenure with WWE between 1997 and 1999 ended in controversial circumstances when upon the expiry of his contract, he left to join rivals WCW. Once Vince McMahon had completed the purchase of the Atlanta-based promotion in 2001, he ultimately fired the former Intercontinental Champion live on “Raw”.

After 12 years involved with IMPACT Wrestling, formerly known as TNA, the former NWA World Heavyweight Champion was invited back to WWE to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018. The following year, after being inducted by his friend Road Dogg, he was hired as a backstage producer, before reportedly departing the promotion in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In recent times, Jarrett has been performing on the independent circuit in different roles, notably with Game Changer Wrestling and with the National Wrestling Alliance.

The tell-all interview will be available to watch on Peacock in the United States of America, and on WWE Network around the world.

Can you hear that?

Cody Rhodes will be the next guest on Steve Austin’s celebrated ‘Broken Skull Sessions’ show. The WWE star will sit down with ‘Stone Cold’ on Friday 6 May to chat about everything from his company comeback to WrestleMania 38 and probably AEW.

Being honest, there’s just no way Austin and Cody can have a chat without bringing up Tony Khan’s promotion. That’s one of the biggest lures to any Rhodes interview these days, and it’s not like WWE has been shy to mention All Elite during previous episodes.

They even had Chris Jericho on WWE Network/Peacock for an interview last year.

Cody’s sit-down with the legend comes weeks after Austin’s latest chat with Bully Ray/Bubba-Ray Dudley. That was another fascinating piece of work from everyone involved, and there’s no reason to suspect anything less than awesome from Rhodes.

Rhodes is currently set to tangle with Seth Rollins at WWE’s upcoming WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view on 8 May. That’s a rematch from their ‘Mania 38 dazzler, and Rollins will presumably come up during the convo himself.

Brace yourselves for another winner from Austin and his team.

Following plentiful speculation that he’d be returning to the ring to face Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin did indeed lace up his boots and have one more match at last night’s first leg of ‘Mania 38.

As had been advertised, Austin came out in the final segment of Night 1 of this year’s Showcase of the Immortals, with him a guest on The KO Show. After a heated exchange of words between the two, Owens revealed that he’d lied to Stone Cold all along. Rather than wanting the Texas Rattlesnake to merely be a guest on The KO Show, the French-Canadian had brought Austin out to AT&T Stadium to challenge him to a No Holds Barred match.

Following a quick consultation with the reported 77,899 in attendance – and a couple of raucous Hell Yeahs from those fans – Austin accepted Owens’ offer, and the pair embarked on a 14-minute brawl that took in table spots, fighting in the crowd, battling on the WrestleMania stage, plentiful swigs of beer for Stone Cold, and eventually a 1-2-3 win in the middle of the ring for the Bionic Redneck after a Stunner.

Post-match, Owens ate another Stunner as Austin continued to drink more beer, and then Byron Saxton took a Stunner after being coerced into the ring by Stone Cold.

For what it was, the 57-year-old Steve Austin looked great here, with the stipulation meaning that the WWE Hall of Famer was able to work a style that highlighted some of his signature spots while Owens bumped his ass off for a wrestler who he has long idolised.

Whether Austin has the itch to return for further matches down the line now – particularly with the hefty paydays on offer for Saudi Arabia shows – that remains to be seen.

Eric Bischoff claimed on his ‘83 Weeks‘ podcast that he didn’t fire Steve Austin from WCW because the then mid-carder was injured. Instead, Bisch made his mind up to let Austin go after hearing details of a phone conversation from Tony Schiavone.

Austin was on the shelf recuperating from an injury, but Bisch says he wanted to keep him involved on TV and booked a short promo segment last-minute for the promotion’s prime time Saturday Night show. When Eric asked Schiavone to give Austin a call (he lived close by in Atlanta), he heard that the wrestler had loudly shouted, ‘Tell them sons of bitches I’m not here’ to his then-partner Lady Blossom.

She then informed Tony that Steve wasn’t home.

“Dishonesty” is the word Bischoff used on his podcast. He was irked that Austin wouldn’t play ball, and that promptly pushed him to put a line through Steve’s name. Eric didn’t feel like he could trust Austin after that.

Eric did admit that his thinking was a little “irrational” afterwards. Austin, who likely didn’t care less at that point if WCW heard him shout or not, had lied to him.

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle is interested to see what “Stone Cold” Steve Austin does at WrestleMania 38.

Austin recently accepted a challenge from Kevin Owens to appear on a special KO Show segment on Night 1 of the event on Saturday, April 2.

Austin’s last match was a loss to The Rock at WrestleMania XIX in 2003. He retired due to ongoing issues following a serious neck injury that required major surgery years earlier.

“Stone Cold got his career taken away from him due to his back and his neck,” Angle said on The Zaslow Show. “And it was sad because he wasn’t ready to retire at that particular time.”

Austin has made numerous appearances for WWE over the years that followed his last match but has never had another official match.

Austin has gotten physical with other performers since his retirement. One of those instances was at WrestleMania 32, which was also held at AT&T Stadium, the site of this year’s WrestleMania. Angle speculated on what Austin has been able to do over recent years to convince WWE to clear him for some form of physicality at WrestleMania 38.

While reflecting on his own career, Kurt Angle said Austin not only ranks among the best wrestlers he has ever worked with, he is the best.

“Number one,” Angle said. “His character was so strong. People absolutely loved him or they hated him when he was a heel. But his intensity in the ring is unmatched. His in-ring psychology is incredible. He’s one of the very few guys that can improvise out in the ring and change the spots and change things and go back to what it was originally. He knows how to improvise very well. So he has all the knacks for business. This guy will  go down in history as the absolute most popular WWE Superstar.”

Big Time Becks is the next guest on The Broken Skull Sessions.

“Stone Cold” Steve Austin‘s popular sit-down talk show on Peacock and the WWE Network will continue in 2022, and one of the biggest names in the company is set to be next in the hot seat.

This afternoon, WWE Network took to social media to announce that the first episode of Broken Skull Sessions in 2022 will feature none other than RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch. Tweeting out:

“The first #BrokenSkullSessions of 2022 comes your way Friday, 1/28 on @peacockTV in the U.S. and @WWENetwork everywhere else, and it’s BIG TIME. @steveaustinBSR @BeckyLynchWWE”

WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page is set to appear on Broken Skull Sessions.

Peacock has announced that DDP will be interviewed by WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin on the next Broken Skull Sessions episode. The interview will premiere on Peacock and the WWE Network on Sunday, December 19.

This will be DDP’s first appearance on Austin’s WWE show. Page has not appeared for WWE since his Hall of Fame induction in 2017, but he’s made several AEW appearances since 2019. Page returned to the ring at the AEW Bash at the Beach event on January 15, 2020, teaming with Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall for a loss to MJF, The Butcher and The Blade. This was DDP’s first match since the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32 in 2016.

The November Broken Skull Sessions episode featured Austin talking to Jeff Hardy. Other recent 2021 episodes featured top Superstars and Hall of Famers – Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Kevin Nash, Mick Foley, The Godfather, Chris Jericho, RAW Tag Team Champion Randy Orton, Sasha Banks, and Bayley.