Who does not know Steve Austin a. k. a Cold Stone? The kids of the late 90s and early 2000s know him by his spectacular performances in the WWF rings. He was the most influential professional wrestler figure of his time. He was integral to the development and success of the WWF during the Attitude Era. He made a return after 19 years. We are as excited as you are.
His career has been illustrious. Earlier World Wrestling Federation (WWF) was known as World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Cold stone signed with them in 1991. It was then he took the persona of “Stunning” Steve Austin. He won WCW- World Television Championship, WCW-United States Heavyweight Championship, WCW-World Tag Team Championship, and NWA-World Tag Team Championship. In 1995, he signed with WWF.
He won the WWF Championship six times, the Intercontinental Championship twice, the Million Dollar Championship once, and the Tag Team Championship four times, making him the fifth WWF Triple Crown Champion. He is also a record three-time Royal Rumble winner, won the 1996 King of the Ring, and headlined multiple WWF events, including WrestleMania (their flagship event) four times.
He retired in 2003 due to knee injuries and a very serious neck injury. He now hosts the podcast The Steve Austin Show (2013–present) and the WWE video podcast Broken Skull Sessions (2019–present). He has also hosted the reality competition series Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (2014–2017) and Straight Up Steve Austin (2019–present).
Guess what? He has announced to come back after 19 years, which is surprising. But what forced him to be back? News sources say that while being interviewed by Kevin Owens at The KO Show, the host challenged him for a match, which he accepted. The match was less wrestling and more of a brawl as it showed Astin’s signature performances. This attracted an alleged audience of 80,000 in attendance and millions watching it live which created a hype.
Triple H retires
In another news from the wrestling ring, The King of Kings (14 times World Champion), Triple H retired. He has been one of the most influential wrestlers in the history of WWE along with Undertaker, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesnar. He retired after he had suffered a cardiac arrest last month. He received a thunderous ovation when entered the aisle, where he hugged his daughters and thanked his fans in a Triple H fashion. He placed his boots on the ring, a tradition that signifies retirement.