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Topic: Stone Cold Steve Austin On Raw
Posted By: MariaS
Subject: Stone Cold Steve Austin On Raw
Date Posted: 13/February/2009 at 20:54
source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

-- At last word, " http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/wwe/854.html# - - Stone

another note about Austin that includes Jericho:
Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (F4WOnline.com)

» The original plan for WrestleMania 25 was Chris Jericho vs. Mickey Rourke in some form of boxing match, with Ric Flair in the corner of Rourke. That may still happen, but if Rourke ends up not coming back into the angle, there are two ways the angle could go. The first is the Jericho vs. Flair match, which has been teased on the last few weeks of RAW but does not appear likely after this weeks show where Flair appeared live. The second is a match between Chris Jericho and Steve Austin which has actually been talked about a lot lately. Austin reportedly says Jericho is one of the few people he would trust to have a match with at this point, and also, it would play into Jericho's recent promo work, where he made fun of "washed up Hall of Famers." Austin is about 50/50 right now and NOTHING is confirmed at this point. Stay tuned.



Awesome of him to say that about Jericho.  Speaks highly of him plus the fact that he knows he'd be okay with Jericho.




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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 13/February/2009 at 21:08
Originally posted by MariaS MariaS wrote:

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

-- At last word, " http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/wwe/854.html# - - Stone - Cold " Steve Austin is booked to appear at Raw tapings in Nashville (2/23) and San Antonio (3/16).
 
* What?
 
* You think Austin is coming back to promote his hall of fame appearance? What?
 
* I think Austin might appear on a few more Raws as well. What? I said appear on a few more Raws.
 
* He's what? The modern day Hogan for coming back this time of the year and buggering off again until this time next year. What LOL


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 13/February/2009 at 21:15
Im guessing this will reveal if WWE have plans for the much discussed final match for him at Mania. 


Posted By: MariaS
Date Posted: 13/February/2009 at 21:21
I'm expecting the first appearance to be another announcement about him going into the Hall of Fame--it's about time they start making announcements for who will be going into the Hall of Fame--plus to give Jericho an opportunity to take shots at him about being a washed up Hall of Famer which is going to build up to pissing off Austin enough that he makes the appearance in San Antonio to make a match with Jericho for Mania. 

Notice how all of this is happening after The Oscars so I'm wondering if they are waiting to see if Rourke really takes a match or not.  I frankly hope he does not.


Posted By: Mr Member
Date Posted: 13/February/2009 at 22:43
Do you know what my watch is saying? It's saying that it must be getting close to WrestleMania for Stone Cold to put in an appearance, that's what it's saying! What? That's it! I'm gonna drink one beer! Two beers! Three beers! Four beers! Five beers! Six beers! Hell, I'm gonna drink a whole lot of beers! What?LOL

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Vintage Mr. Member, right there!


Posted By: Steven Nyte
Date Posted: 13/February/2009 at 23:21
To be honest, I´ll have Stone Cold hanging around before WM rather than Hogan buggering about the place anyday.

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Posted By: Mr Member
Date Posted: 13/February/2009 at 23:40
Oh, totally agree with you, Mr. Nyte! I can't mailto:F!@#$%G - F!@#$%G stand Hogan!

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Vintage Mr. Member, right there!


Posted By: Steven Nyte
Date Posted: 13/February/2009 at 23:43
*lol* due to the @ sign in your curse, the whole thing has become an email adress *loool* So anyone please Email your complaints about Hogan to the email adress given above *hrhrhr*

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Posted By: Mr Member
Date Posted: 13/February/2009 at 23:46
I was wondering why it went all orange like that....have to leave out the @ from now on...lol

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Vintage Mr. Member, right there!


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 30/July/2012 at 12:46
Quote From Jim Ross Website

We all missed Steve Austin not being there but with Steve under going major knee surgery just a few weeks ago and still hobbling around on crutches, it just wasn't in the cards. I can assure you from talking to him on numerous occasions that he wanted to attend but it simply wasn't physically feasible. Steve's knee was in deplorable shape from the years of wear and tear on the football field and in the ring. Flying in an airplane for a few hours isn't the smartest thing a guy can do in that condition especially so soon after surgery and before rehab has commenced. Most fans understand while a handful of jackasses who go into business for themselves don't.

For anyone to truly think that Stone Cold Steve Austin, a man who defined Monday Night Raw during its biggest years, wouldn't want to attend the very broadcast that he helped put on the map is pet coon goofy.


His knee must be really messed up if surgery couldn't have been put off for another month so he could show up at Raw.

Maybe the pain was just too bad or maybe he wasn't willing to delay surgery a few more weeks to show up.

I didn't care he was missing. We see enough of him anyway, he can't wrestle and does the same old dated routine but watered down to PG standard.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 06/October/2014 at 02:27
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Not expecting much, but you know. It's fun to imagine.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 23/January/2018 at 13:05
Quote RAW kicks off with Shane and Stephanie McMahon in the ring, thanking all of the WWE employees and fans on behalf of the McMAhon family for 25 years. They introduce a video package looking back at 25 years of RAW. They then want to introduce the person who made all of this possible -- Vincent Kennedy McMahon. Vince gets a huge pop from the crowd and they sing along with his entrance song. Vince says the last 25 years have been amazing as the crowd thanks him. Vince says he's going to do something tonight he usually never does - he's going to stop and smell the roses and enjoy the moment. He thanks everyone and gets ready to head to the back, but Stephanie says they have a gift for him. They present him with a commemorative plaque, but Vince doesn't seem impressed and says it feels a little cheap. "It feels cheap, but then again we are here in Brooklyn," and Vince starts cutting a promo about the cheap gift. Vince says "plaque" is what each and every one of our teeth, and says plaque is what's clogging up our arteries from eating "all those damn hot dogs." Vince continues to trash the plaque, and says he's sick of everyone thanking everyone. Vince says he only has one person to thank, and it's not his family, it's him, because he did it all by himself. He says he didn't need the fans, the family members, and not one person in the world has ever helped him, only himself. The glass shatters, and Stone Cold comes out to interrupt. Stone Cold hits the ring and Vince yells at the fans not to encourage him. Vince says he wants to explain a few things to Steve because it's been a while since they've seen each other. Vince says he's a member of AARP now, has a heart problem now, and arthritis and brittle bones. Vince claims to live in a retirement community now, and says he's now a senior citizen, so Steve can't hit him. Vince says Shane's in his prime, and points Austin towards him. Vince backs up and Austin shake's Shane's hand. Austin shakes Shane's hand, then proceeds to give him the Stone Cold Stunner. Vince hands a Miller Lite to Austin, then has one himself. Austin hits cans with Vince, and Vince seems disgusted in the beer spilling towards him. They take a sip, then hug. They raise hands, and Vince pours some beer on Shane. Vince goes to leave, but Austin gives him a Stunner instead. Austin grabs a couple more Miller Lites, bashes them on the corner and chugs them. He gives a beer to Shane, who is now back on his feet. Austin has a drink with him, then gives Shane another Stunner while he's drinking. Austin drinks another beer on the corner before leaving, with both McMahon men down.
 
Anyone else feel short changed by having one of the best mic guys ever not utter a single word?
 
At one point he didn't catch his beers, which is pretty bad as a big part of his gimmick.
 
I'm surprised he was allowed to put his fingers up in the air, because the last time he was on Raw he was more PG just with fists.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 23/July/2019 at 19:52
I searched for his own thread and it returned no results and i cant actually believe it - shame on us if that is indeed the case.

So watching Raw reunion and what has been a really good show turned into a great show just simply with the sound of the broken glass.

Has there been a more captivating / reaction drawing WWE superstar than Stone Cold Steve Austin?

I mean, back in the day he was getting huge / monster pops.

He still gets monster pops.

People who dont even follow wrestling would probably name him if they were asked to pick a wrestler synonymous with the WWE.

For me, although not my favourite in-ring superstar , that honour goes to Kurt Angle, he is certainly for me, the greatest all round performer (if thats the right word) in WWE history.

Youve got your HBK's, your rocks and your hogans but to me no one speaks attitude era more than Stone Cold Steve Austin.

 


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 23/July/2019 at 22:07
I will move your post to here Double H. I agree with all you said and he was a big highlight of Raw.

He's not wrestled for 16 years, barely around compared to other legends and still was the star of the show.

What was the crowd? It must have been five figures and he held them in the palm of his hand without needing someone to go back and forth with.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 24/July/2019 at 02:16
Quote People who dont even follow wrestling would probably name him if they were asked to pick a wrestler synonymous with the WWE.


No, they're missing out, but no. People that don't know wrestling know of Hulk Hogan and Macho Man, they know of John Cena, and of course they know of Dave Batista and The Rock, some even know of Chris Jericho.

They don't know Stone Cold, HBK, or Ric Flair.

Austin was in fine form last night. It was definitely up there with one of his best segments, if not the very best segment he's been in since he retired.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 24/July/2019 at 20:33
You are absolutely deluded if you think non wrestling fans dont know stone cold 

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 24/July/2019 at 22:45
They don't. Not by name. They'd recognize the picture from video game covers, and posters and such, but they don't know the name. This was proven many years ago when Austin was far more relevant.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 28/July/2019 at 20:23
Originally posted by Rico Len Rico Len wrote:

They don't. Not by name. They'd recognize the picture from video game covers, and posters and such, but they don't know the name. This was proven many years ago when Austin was far more relevant.

Id love to see where this evidence is of that statement

Maybe this is only for US natives?

In the UK stone cold and the rock are the 2 guys that everyone would pick if asked to name a wrestler past or present. Rock is so familiar also due to his roles in films but many non wrestling fan would immediately cll out stone cold steve austin if asked to name a wrestler past or present.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 29/July/2019 at 10:18
The Rock is without question the biggest mainstream name attached to the wrestling biz, but that's due to his movie stardom and I would say that Rock is now more recognised for movies than wrestling, when you hear the name Dwayne Johnson most people will think movies first not wrestling. 

Stone Cold is pretty well known to the mainstream too, he's featured in a few action movies and a couple of tv shows so his name is out there and he was the top star in WWE during it's boom period. John Cena I would also say is pretty well known now to Joe Public.


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 29/July/2019 at 16:03
It might be a difference between US and UK audiences, but John Cena IS a household name because he's done a lot of things Austin never did, whether it was showing up on Good Morning America to be recognized for breaking the record for the most Make-A-Wish appearances, or for his big-budget Hollywood movies like Transformers, where he was the front-man to do all the press for the talk-shows, not to mention that Cena has a lot of mainstream commercials for household products like garbage bags, and Public Service Announcements advocating diversity, all of which see major circulation in the general public.

Cena people know, Austin never did any of that kind of thing and never got anywhere near the same amount of recognition in the public eye because he was just a wrestler, and at least here in the US the majority of the public despises pro-wrestling for being anti-woman, pro-violence & bullying, Chris Benoit and the steroid scandal, and most of all fake wannabe UFC fighters who are more well known for their sex scandals and racial slurs than anything else.

Wrestling has a horrible reputation in the US, and no matter how out-of-date the views of wrestling are, people aren't keeping up with the evolution of WWE and how far they've come since the attitude era thru about 2010 or so. They still think wrestling is just like it was back then and Austin was the poster boy for that era of being the bionic redneck, drinking beer in the ring, flipping off the crowd, and attacking everyone and everything that moved.

There's a million and one things wrong with the way people here look at wrestling, but all of them contribute to Steve Austin not being a big deal today, or even 10 years ago. The only way Austin could make mainstream headlines anymore is if he were to die and have it linked to steroids.

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Posted By: Kondor
Date Posted: 29/July/2019 at 20:16
Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

Has there been a more captivating / reaction drawing WWE superstar than Stone Cold Steve Austin?

This statement says a lot. As seen in this thread, we can have our minor debates about who is more well known or more mainstream; but Stone Cold is certainly up there with the best of them as far as being able to captivate the audience, twenty years ago and now. The Raw reunion proved that. 

To be honest I've watched wresting extremely sporadically over the past year; but when I saw there was a "reunion" show I put that channel on. All the old faces were good to see. It was good to see Hogan and Austin talk. The best part of it is Austin was himself. It didn't appear as if he was being dictated words like a lot of the (poor) promos today. Lines like how he randomly bumped into Ron Simmons at a bar worked great and entertained the crowd. He just spoke for real, just like he did in 1996. Austin was perfect for that spot to close out the show.  

In other words, and this might more belong in the Raw thread, but I am exactly the kind of fan the reunion show was meant to attract. That kind of fan is someone who watched back in the day, saw there was a reunion show and started watching, recognized the people, can relate to the memories, while at the same time being exposed to the current crop of talent to possibly renew interest again. 

So yes, Austin was perfect for that spot. 

In the meantime, I see Rico still hating on the attitude era. Nothing has changed here.  Tongue


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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 29/July/2019 at 20:38
Hey Kon, good to see you again, but I'm not hating on the Attitude Era.

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 30/July/2019 at 19:03
The business was very different when Austin was the top guy, back then WWE were one of three large wrestling promotions in the US, now they are a global juggernaut with corporate sponsorship deals and PR campaigns coming out of their ears.

So its true to say that Cena is definitely more of a household name due to the extra exposure he has received through his PR work and so forth, Austin was just the figurehead of a wrestling promotion. Should also be noted that Cena has been at the summit of WWE for around 15 years while Austin's run at the top was only around 5-6 years.

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Posted By: Kondor
Date Posted: 31/July/2019 at 07:36
Originally posted by Fletch Fletch wrote:

So its true to say that Cena is definitely more of a household name due to the extra exposure he has received through his PR work and so forth, Austin was just the figurehead of a wrestling promotion. Should also be noted that Cena has been at the summit of WWE for around 15 years while Austin's run at the top was only around 5-6 years.

True; but two things should be noted...

1. While Austin's time on top of the wrestling world was very short comparatively speaking; it was during a time where there was a massive "boom period" (1997-2001) where wrestling was everywhere very popular with the mainstream, arguably more so than in Cena's top years.  

2. Austin has gotten mainstream exposure by the plenty after his in ring career has ended with movies, TV shows, and talk show appearances, at least here in the States, almost making the fact that he had a shorter time at the top as far as an in ring career moot when gauging mainstream exposure and public recognition. Same with The Rock, although I would concede Rocky was/is more popular. But in my eyes Austin is about even with Cena in this regard.    


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 01/August/2019 at 11:59
Its true that post Wrestling Austin has kept his name very alive in the mainstream with tv work and doing plenty of B-level action movies. He did appear in supporting roles in a few bigger movies like Grown Ups and The Expendables.

But I would compare Austin to Goldberg in his post wrestling era in that he's got his face out there but hasn't really done much of any real note.

Cena on the other hand seems to be following the same path as The Rock in becoming a big deal in Hollywood. His movie roles have started out much the same as Rock with mostly comedy roles before moving into big budget action stuff.

So right now I would agree that Austin and Cena are about neck and neck but Cena is about to leave Austin far behind in terms of mainstream appeal.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 03/September/2019 at 19:32
So weve got Stone Cold on Raw next week to moderate the contract signing between Strowman and Rollins - this should be interesting.

Its always entertaining whenever Stone Cold rocks up so ill make sure i go out of my way to watch this 


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 05/September/2019 at 10:32
Smart to bring Stone Cold in for this as it should spike ratings for his segment at least.

I do wonder if Austin will get attacked by The Fiend, thing is Austin is always portrayed as a bad ass even now as a retired wrestler so I'm not sure they would want him fed to Wyatt or if Austin would even be agreeable to a angle like that.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 10/September/2019 at 18:07
Stone Cold was absolutely awesome.

I think there are a core of people who can get anything over with the crowd, thee include, Jericho, The Miz, The Rock and maybe a few more but i dont think theres been a guy capable of manipulating the crowd and capturing their interests more than Stone Cold Steve Austin.

His stunner on AJ was greeted with an insane pop and i just wish something more materialised out of the Bray Wyatt teases.

I still maintain that there has never been a more "over" superstar for such a prolonged period of time than Stone Cold and im going to say that it will be a very long time before we ever see anything like it again.

And thats the bottom line ... because #Heel said so :)


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 11/September/2019 at 07:19
Stone Cold was great, I have no problem with these one off special appearances from guys like Austin, it's great nostalgia and theres few better at getting the crowd going, perfect opening segment.

I also hoped he might interact with Wyatt but I do think Austin is the one retired legend that they will still protect to a degree, Stone Cold was such a bad ass in his prime that I think even now approaching two decades since his final match WWE still want to portray him as someone who can get it done in the ring even against guys nearly half his age. So therefore feeding him to Wyatt like they did with Angle, Lawler and Foley would damage him.

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Posted By: Rico Len
Date Posted: 11/September/2019 at 15:23
I don't remember the last time Hulk Hogan was fed to anyone either. Granted these days it'd just be bad for his health, but still, even when Hogan was Austin's age, I don't recall Hogan getting fed to anyone by WWE.

I think that's just one of those things that signifies a distinction between those elite members on WWE's Mt. Rushmore and those not. Rock, Austin, & Hogan just don't get fed to people, and once Cena is completely done, it'll be the same for him too, I'm sure.

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 12/September/2019 at 09:33
Austin is part of a elite group of wrestlers who were such big stars in their prime that even now into their retirement years they still have to be treated as a big deal to keep their value high when they make these occasional special appearances.

I'm fine with that, I don't think anybody wants to see Austin come out and get beaten down it would kill the bad ass aura his character has always had, they want to see him come out, drink beer, get the crowd pumped with his promo and then stunner someone. Likewise if The Rock ever appears people want him to electrify with his promo work and then hit a rock bottom and peoples elbow on somebody. Guys like Rock and Austin have earned the right to be booked this way due to how over they were and still are, also its not like they are so old they cant be taken seriously in the ring, I mean nobody expects to see a 75 year old Austin still taking people out with stunners.

Also I saw people online complaining about AJ taking a stunner from a old guy, well nobody was damaged by what happed, Stone Cold hit the stunner on Styles from a sneak attack position its not like he battered AJ in a fair fight. The booking of this angle was spot on, the crowd ate it up.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 11/March/2020 at 11:50
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It looks pretty obvious to me that this will lead to him being the ref for the Owens vs Rollins match.

It would be unfair for him to take a bigger match away from the refs who are around all year for this big moment and it's got the slight link with Owens using his finisher.

Adding him to ref duties would give the storyline a boost because it's not that exciting.


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